Two basketball coaches at TyneMet College have earned coaching positions with the England national team.
Head coach Marc Steutel was named as Under-18s men lead assistant coach for the team who will compete in Turkey next summer at the Division A European Championships against Spain, Germany and France.
This position follows on from a summer of working with the Great Britain Under-20s as a second assistant role.
Steutel said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed with this position and look forward to representing my country again.
“It’s a testament to the players I work with on a daily basis at TyneMet and in the region and how they develop. I can’t wait to bring these experiences back with me to TyneMet to continue and help players develop within our own set up.”
Strength and conditioning coach Chris Bunten has been appointed to work with several teams due to his unique skill set.
He has been appointed second assistant to the Under-16 girls team and overseeing strength and conditioning programmes for all members of the England Under-15 girls and boys programme.
Chris said: “I am thankful for this opportunity to work with my national teams.
“I feel have been able to achieve this by the positive strength and conditioning and coaching work I have done with TyneMet and the north.”