Sport recognition for TyneMet College

TyneMet College has been awarded the title of ‘British Colleges Sport College of the Year’ for the north east from British Colleges Sport (BCS).

The Wallsend-based college scooped the prestigious title as a result of a long list of accolades and achievements, including having the largest number of students (35) from one college in attendance at the National Championships.

James Perry, regional sports co-ordinator (North East) at British Colleges Sport, said: “TyneMet College had 35 students representing the north east during the National Championships in March which was the largest group of students sent from any single college in the north east, which is a terrific achievement.

“The North East Sports Academy (NESA) at TyneMet ensures students get the opportunity to achieve in sport whilst succeeding academically too.”

Mark McCutcheon, NESA Sport co-ordinator at TyneMet College, said: “This award has been testament to the hard work and dedication of all the students who have been involved in the North East Sports Academy this year.

“It is important to get balance right between developing as an athlete as well as progressing academically and the students are doing this very well.”

For more information about NESA at TyneMet College, call (0191) 229 5000 or email