Free summer coaching sessions for girls between the ages of 10 and 12 are available this summer.

The sessions are being delivered in partnership by South Shields Ladies FC and Sunderland AFC’s Foundation of Light.

The safe, friendly and fun sessions are designed to get the girls active and involved in the game, and are run by experienced female coaches.

They will be held at the Wellness@Harton Sports Centre, at Harton Technology College, in St Mary’s Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6AG.

The sessions start on Thursday, July 21, and will run every Thursday thereafter between 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

For more information or to book a place, call 07739 566714.

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The countdown to the 2016-17 campaign is now well underway for all sections of the club.

South Shields Ladies will be holding their first pre-season training session on Wednesday (June 22).

There will be open training sessions during pre-season, with all welcome to join in, and new players wanted for all positions.

There will be teams running at both regional and county level next season, with excellent coaches ready to run quality sessions and ensure all players reach their potential.

A welcoming and friendly atmosphere will be guaranteed at the sessions, on the Temple Park Road pitch, behind Mortimer School’s 3G pitch in South Shields, NE32 0PR.

Training will start on Wednesday between 7pm and 8.30pm, and those interested in taking part or who would like further information can contact manager Stephen Lester on 07772 075395 or by emailing

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South Shields Ladies are set to move into a regional league after securing a brilliant second promotion in a row.

The Mariners finished runners-up in the Durham FA Womens’ League 1, and will start the next campaign in the North East Regional Women’s League, Northern Division.

This is a brilliant achievement by the players and recognition of the hard work, commitment and talent they have shown all season.

The move from county to regional league status for the first team gives them greater flexibility to develop and provide opportunities for the players in the development squad, and hopefully inspire more local women and girls of all ages to come along and join the club.

The ladies have made great strides year-on-year and although the players have ultimately made it happen, those running the team also wish to thank the wonderful coaches, supporters and sponsors, who are all a crucial part of the team and its success.

Well done everyone – another great day for SSFC Ladies!