Double celebration for TyneMet footballers

FOOTBALL students at TyneMet College had a double reason to celebrate in the last couple of weeks, thanks to their exciting new partnership with Newcastle United Foundation.

The college’s link with the foundation sees two of their coaching staff manage and coach two of the college’s teams as well as providing the college with coach education opportunities.

The players of the Men’s and Women’s Football Development Centres were given the opportunity by Newcastle United Foundation to attend the Newcastle United fixture versus Blackburn Rovers where they saw a 3-1 victory.

Mark McCutcheon, sports co-ordinator, said: “All players thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and are already looking forward to the possibilities of future benefits from the partnership.”

Ben Dawson, football development officer for Newcastle United Foundation, added: “This was an opportunity for the players of TyneMet to see first hand the outcome at the end of a week’s training.’’

The students celebrated on Wednesday when they entertained Bishop Auckland at Complete Football.

“We hope that through their training as players and as potential coaches they will draw comparison between their current level and that displayed by Newcastle United first team,” added Ben.

The students also celebrated on Wednesday when they entertained Bishop Auckland at Complete Football at Under 17 level.

This game was their opening league game of their league campaign and they got off to a resounding victory with a goal fest.

A Dale Pearson hat-trick, Kyle Stocks hat-trick, brace from Juste Akani and a single goal from Michael Trodd did the damage with Bishop Auckland not troubling the scores.