SAFC Appoint Two New Neds

The club have today appointed two new (non-executive) directors in Tom Sloanes and David Jones. David is a well known face on Sky Sports where you’ll no doubt know him as “that bloke who supports The Lads”. Tom will be lesser known to many, but if you’re a betting man he’s a director of one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups (gerrin!)

Stewart Donald had this to say: “We warmly welcome David and Tom to the club. As lifelong Sunderland fans, they share a tremendous passion for the football club and bring with them a wealth of football knowledge and commercial experience.”

Davey Jones said: “I was honoured to accept Stewart Donald’s invitation to join the board. As a supporter of over 35 years, the club has always been close to my heart and I’ll do everything I can to help it get back to where it belongs - and the sooner the better. Naturally I am acutely aware of how the football club is woven into the very fabric of the city and its people, so bringing success back to Sunderland is so important on many levels and I can’t wait to get started.”

And finally, fellow SAFC fan Tom Sloanes: “From a young lad playing for Sunderland Boys, to sealing the deal to bring in BETDAQ as the club’s shirt sponsor, Sunderland has been a significant part of my life for over 50 years. I care deeply and passionately about this football club. I understand the commercial side of football, but I also understand the emotional side of being a Sunderland fan and to be able to be in a position to help it to move forward is hugely exciting for me.”