SAFC kick starts partnerships stateside

SAFC representatives with NBC delegates

Representatives from Sunderland AFC have travelled across the pond to kick start the club's operations stateside and cement the relationship with D.C. United.

The club’s commercial director, Gary Hutchinson, has visited New York City as part of the week-long stay in the US, meeting with American media and investigating potential partnerships ahead of a visit to the national capital, Washington DC, to meet club partners D.C. United.

Joining Gary on the club’s visit is Black Cats ambassador, Kevin Ball, who will be delivering community coaching programmes in Washington alongside D.C. United’s community team and DC Scores.

The partnership agreement between the two football clubs sees Sunderland AFC and D.C. United share coaching expertise.