Footballers from TyneMet College are hoping to be crowned national champions at an event this weekend.
They are representing the north east at the finals of the StreetGames Football Pools Fives, held at St George’s Park in front of England Under 21 manager Gareth Southgate.
Tyne Met won the opportunity to head to the National Football Centre in Burton-Upon-Trent for the two-day event by beating off a host of teams from the north east to be crowned champions of their women’s regional final held at the Walker Activity Home.
National ambassador for the StreetGames Football Pools Fives, Southgate said: “If the standard of the football so far is anything to go by then this should be an absolutely fantastic final – and what better place to hold it than at the amazing facilities of St George’s Park.
“This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most of the competitors to show what they can do in the same place where England’s very best train for their international duties.
“It is so important for football to be taken to some of the most disadvantaged communities in the UK because we know what good the game can do and obviously any grass-roots schemes like this are to be applauded.
“I would like to wish Tyne Met the best of luck and I look forward to seeing them at the national football centre.”