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Gold medallist unveils plaque at former school

Matt Wylie took a trip down memory lane as he paid a visit to his former school Biddick Academy today.

The 20 year old was greeted by current students as he unveiled a plaque in his honour.

Matt Wylie unveiling plaque Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The Paralympian gold medallist led today's school assembly revealing memories surrounding the event and inspiring future athletes.

Matt Wylie leads school assembly Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Wylie returned back to the school for the first time in three years since winning gold in Rio.

Sunderland born Wylie finished first in the 50m freestyle during Rio 2016 in his debut Paralympic event.


Pickford looking forward to 'extra special' meet and greet with fans

Jordan Pickford Credit: PA

Jordan Pickford says he looking forward to meeting the club's fans in his hometown.

Sunderland players Pickford and Wahbi Khazri will be visiting the official club store on November 24 to meet the club's supporters.

The Black Cats duo will be signing autographs and memorabilia within the club shop located in the Galleries Shopping Centre, Washington.

“I am really looking forward to meeting fans from my hometown, it will be an extra special experience for me personally and it will be great to meet them face to face and thank them personally for their support home and away this season.”

– Jordan Pickford

Sunderland beat Hull City 3-0 last weekend to pick up their first home win of the season. They defeated Hull with two goals from Victor Anichebe and one from Jermain Defoe, his 150th Premier League goal.


Newcastle Falcons fail to fly against Exeter

Newcastle Falcons Juan Pablo Socino tackles Exeter's Thomas Waldrom during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Credit: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/PA Images

Newcastle Falcons were in action at Kingston Park tonight taking on Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premiership.

The Falcons attacked the Chiefs' 22-metre line when scrum-half Michael Young flung out a telegraphed pass which was intercepted by Exeter’s Devoto who homed in on the opening try of the game, just two minutes into the match.

Steenson landed the conversion, putting Exeter seven points up on Newcastle. Fly-half Mike Delany attempted to the level the playing field, scoring a 40-metre penalty in the thirteenth minute.

Despite being roared on by 8,061 fans,their biggest home crowd of the season, tries from hooker Scott Lawson and full-back Alex Tait were not enough to claim victory.

The win went to the visitors, by a margin of 32 points to 19.

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