First trophy in college’s history for women’s team

TYNEMET Women’s football team celebrated being crown North East Champions after a 2-1 win over Hartlepool College.

Despite terrible weather conditions, the team travelled to Hartlepool Sixth Form College looking to win the BCS National Women’s Knockout Cup for the first time in their history.

The victory means TyneMet will compete against regional winners from all over the country to be in with the chance of becoming the overall national champions of England.

Natalie Henderson, head coach of the NESA Women’s Football Development Centre at TyneMet, said: “I am delighted that we won this match, each team member played a vital part in winning this well-deserved victory.

“We played well as a team and made some good breaks threatening their goal on numerous occasions, the spirit shown throughout the game was phenomenal.

“The Women’s team have worked extremely hard this season in both training and games and their determination and hard work has paid off, highlighted by the fact that, to date they have won every single league game they have played in.

“We will continue to train hard as we are always striving to improve – we are really excited about playing in the British Colleges Sport National Football Cup.”