1882 to 1883


By the time the club took up residency at Ashbrooke the “Teachers” had been dropped from the name and it was now the familiar Sunderland Football Club.

It is generally accepted that the ground formed part of the current Ashbrooke Sports Ground, which hadn’t at that stage been planned and didn’t open until 1887, long after the football club had departed the scene.

We only played 4 games at Groves Field; the first being against North Eastern on 4 November 1882 and the last, Bishop Middleham on 10 March 1883.