An ex Sunderland player has brought his unique brand of coaching to Wearside.
The Martin Gray Football Academy has already grown successful schemes across the North East and has now been spreading its success with pupils at Southmoor Academy for several years now. Our students benefit from the specialised coaching, which incorporates academic studies alongside sports.
We are proud that School kids in Sunderland will, for the first time, be given professional football training that also focuses on the school curriculum. Former Black Cat Martin Gray has been running his US style Football Academy across the North East for the best part of a decade.
Now, the former Sunderland player has brought his brand of coaching to Southmoor Academy, and the city where he started his professional career.
Martin was joined by 3 former Sunderland team mates to launch the programme at Southmoor Academy. Former Sunderland Midfielder Brian Atkinson will also participate in training sessions at Southmoor Academy.