TyneMet win college of the year regional award for second time

Staff and students at TyneMet College celebrate after it was awarded the title of 'British Colleges Sport College of the Year' for the north east region.

Staff and students at TyneMet College celebrate after it was awarded the title of 'British Colleges Sport College of the Year' for the north east region.

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Staff and students at TyneMet College are celebrating after been presented with a prestigious title for the second year running.

The college has been awarded the title of ‘British Colleges Sport College of the Year’ for the north east region as a result of a long list of accolades and achievements over the past year.

Many TyneMet College students and those who are members of the North East Sports Academy (NESA) at TyneMet College have all played important roles in helping the college to be awarded this accreditation, most of whom have been recognised by outside organisations to receive awards and titles.

Basketball star Eddie Matthew, 18, has picked up a number of titles as part of his training with Newcastle Eagles and is currently a player for the Scottish National Senior Team.

Another successful student, Scott Maughan, 17, from Killingworth, has recently been awarded the title ‘Best Male Volunteer of the Year North East’ and was the national runner up for this title, by British Colleges Sport.

Other coaching academy students who have received outside recognition are Beth Adams, 17, and Kendal Barclay, 18, who were both awarded ‘Local Hero’ titles by’ StreetGames.

College principal and chief executive Jon Vincent said: “I am thrilled that the college and our students have been recognised again for our contribution to sport in the local area.

“This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of all the students and staff who have been involved in sporting activities this year.”

For more information about sports courses or the North East Sports Academy (NESA) at TyneMet College contact (0191) 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit www.tynemet.ac.uk