Sunderland Women have been shortlisted for Team/Club of the Year in the Northern Echo Local Heroes Awards 2012.
The annual event organised by the Northern Echo, is in its 13th year and recognises the greatest grassroots sporting talent in the region for their achievements.
The Team Award is presented to the team or club who have pulled together, shown support, solidarity and co-operation and shone throughout the sporting year. The Northern Echo judging panel commented on the Lady Black Cats The team has established themselves as one of the most successful womens clubs in the country after becoming back-to-back Womens National Premier League Champions and League Cup winners.
The three finalists in this category are Deerness Gymnastics Academy, Sunderland Womens Football Club and Willington Football Club. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 4 December at the Awards event to take place at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield.