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Past Players (S)

ALAN SPENCE

DCSFA U15s

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1957
  • Darlington 1960-62
  • Southport 1962-68 -- Promoted to Division Three in 1966.
  • Oldham Athletic 1968-69
  • Chester 1969

International honours: England Youth in 1958

JOHNNY SPUHLER

DCSFA U15s in 1930-31 & 1931-32

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1937-38
  • Middlesbrough 1946-54
  • Darlington 1954-56

Management

  • Shrewsbury Town 1958

International honours: ESFA U15s in 1931-32 (2 apps)

JAMES "Jimmy" SCOTT

DCSFA U15s in 1948-49 & 1949-50

Lambton & Hetton SFA

Teams played for:

  • Burnley 1955-61
  • Oldham Athletic 1961-63

International honours: ESFA U15s: 4 appearances in 1950

PETER SIMPSON

DCSFA U15s in 1955-56

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Burnley 1961-62
  • Bury 1963-64

JOHN SPROATES

DCSFA U15s in 1957-58

Lambton & Hetton SFA

Team played for:

  • Barnsley 1963

FRANK SPRAGGON

DCSFA U15s in 1960-61

West Stanley SFA

Teams played for:

  • Middlesbrough 1963-75
  • Minnesota Kicks
  • Hartlepool Utd 1976

ALAN SWINBURNE

DCSFA U15s in 1960-61

Lambton & Hetton SFA

  • Brother of Trevor Swinburne

Team played for:

  • Oldham Athletic 1963-64

JIMMY SHOULDER

DCSFA U15s in 1961-62

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1967
  • Hartlepool Utd 1973-75

Management
At the end of his playing career Jimmy became heavily involved in coaching. He was a coach at Sunderland, Darlington, Swindon Town then Academy Director at Sheffield Wednesday. A spell in Australia saw him National Team Manager and the chief football coach at the National Institute for Sport. For 10 years Jimmy was the Welsh FA Technical Director and was the Welsh U21 team manager for 12 years. He also spent 1 year in Singapore working for FIFA.

COLIN SUGGETT

DCSFA U15s in 1962-63 & 1963-64

Chester-le-Street & Washington SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1966-69
  • West Bromwich Albion 1969-73
  • Norwich City 1973-78 -- Gained promotion to Division 1 with Norwich in 1974-75
  • Newcastle Utd 1978-81
  • Played in 2 League Cups Final (WBA in 1970 and Norwich in 1975)

Management

  • At Newcastle, at the end of his playing career, Colin became Youth team coach, 1st team coach and during 1988 was caretaker manager.
  • In 1995 Colin moved to Ipswich Town where he was Director of Coaching then Chief Scout.

International honours: ESFA U15s in 6 appearances (1963-64); England Youth (1967)

TREVOR SWINBURNE

DCSFA U15s in 1967-68

Lambton & Hetton SFA

  • Brother of Alan Swinburne

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1972-77
  • Carlisle Utd 1977-83
  • Brentford 1983-85
  • Leeds Utd 1985-86
  • Doncaster Rovers (loan) 1985
  • Lincoln City 1986-87

MALCOLM SMITH

DCSFA U15s in 1968-69

Spennymoor SFA

Teams played for:

  • Middlesbrough 1971-75
  • Bury (loan) 1975
  • Blackpool (loan) 1976
  • Burnley 1976-80
  • York City 1980-82

JOHN STIRK

DCSFA U15s in 1970-71 & 1971-72

Stanley SFA

Teams played for:

  • Ipswich Town 1973-78
  • Watford 1978-80 -- Member of the Watford squad promoted to the Second Division in 1978-79
  • Chesterfield 1980-83

International honours: England Youth (2 apps)

PETER STRONACH

DCSFA U15s in 1970-71 & 1971-72

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1977-78 -- Serious injuries thwarted his career at Sunderland.
  • York City 1978-80

International honours: ESFA U15s in 1971-72 (8 apps)

DEREK SCOTT

DCSFA U15s in 1972-73

Gateshead SFA

Teams played for:

  • Burnley 1974-85
  • Bolton Wanderers 1985-88

International honours: ESFA U15s in 8 appearances in 1973

ANTHONY "Tony" SMITH

DCSFA U19s in 1973-74 & 1974-75

Bede Grammar School (Sunderland)

Teams played for:

  • Newcastle Utd 1975-79
  • Peterborough Utd 1979-82
  • Halifax Town 1982-84
  • Hartlepool Utd 1984-89

International honours: ESFA U18s in 1975 (2 apps)

MARTIN SMITH

DCSFA U15s in 1989-90

Sunderland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 1992-99 -- Division 1 championship winner in 1996
  • Sheffield Utd 1999-2000
  • Huddersfield Town 2000-03
  • Northampton Town 2003-06
  • Darlington 2006-08

International honours: ESFA U15s in 1989-90 (8 apps); England Youth; England U21s -- 1 cap in 1999.

MARK SUMMERBELL

DCSFA U14 Boys in 1990-91 and U15s in 1991-92

Chester-le-Street & Washington SFA

Teams played for:

  • Middlesbrough 1995-2002
  • Bristol City (loan) 2001
  • Portsmouth (loan) 2002
  • Carlisle Utd 2002-04

GRAHAM STOKOE

DCSFA U15s in 1990-91

Chester-le-Street & Washington SFA

Teams played for:

  • Stoke City 1994-98
  • Hartlepool Utd (loan) 1996 and 1998-99

STEVE SIMONSEN

DCSFA U14 Boys in 1992-93 and U15s in 1993-94

South Tyneside SFA

Teams played for:

  • Tranmere Rovers 1997-98
  • Everton 1998-2004
  • Stoke City 2004-10 -- Member of the squad promoted to the Premier League in 2008
  • Sheffield Utd (loan) 2010 and 2010-12
  • Preston North End 2012-13
  • Dundee (loan) 2013
  • Rangers 2013-15
  • FC Pune City (Indian Super League) 2015

International honours: England Youth; England U21s (4 apps)

DARREN SLATER

DCSFA U15s in 1993-94

Bishop Auckland SFA

Teams played for:

  • Hartlepool Utd 1996

KEITH SOUTHERN

DCSFA U15s in 1995-96 and U16 Boys in 1996-97

Gateshead SFA

Teams played for:

  • Blackpool (loan) 2002 and 2002-12 -- Member of the Blackpool squad promoted to the Premiership in 2010 by beating Nottingham Forest in the Championship play-off. League 1 playoff winner in 2006-07. Blackpool Player of the Year in 2003-04.
  • Huddersfield Town 2012-14
  • Fleetwood Town 2014-15
  • Shrewsbury Town (loan) 2015

JILL SCOTT MBE

DCSFA U16 Girls in 2000-01, 2001-02 & 2002-03

Monkwearmouth Comprehensive School, Sunderland

  • Captained DCSFA U16 Girls in 2002-03

Teams played for:

  • Sunderland 2004-06
  • Everton 2006-2013 --In 2007-08 was the FA Players' Player of the Year and member of Everton's FA Women's Premier League Cup winning team in 2008 and an FA Women's Cup winner in 2010.
  • Manchester City 2014-21 -- FA WSL winner in 2016-17. FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup winner in 2016-17 and 2019. Women's FA Cup winner in 2017, 2019 and 2020.

International honours: England U17s and U19s. England Women: Jill currently has 150 caps, scoring 24 goals. She was a member of the England squad that reached the final of the 2009 UEFA Women's European Championship in Finland. She scored the winning goal against Holland that secured England's place in the final of the competition. Played in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. FA International Player of the Year in 2011.

  • A member of the England team that achieved third place in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and reached the semi-final of the 2019 Women's World Cup.
  • Played 9 matches for Team GB. Played 4 games in the 2012 London Olympics and scored 1 goal and 4 matches at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

EMILY SCARR

DCSFA U14 Girls in 2013-14 and U16 Girls in 2014-15 & 2015-16

Whitworth Park School (Spennymoor)

Team played for:

  • Sunderland 2021

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