If you live, breathe and sleep football, then we’re the college for you. You can study any of our full time school leaver programmes, including sport or A Levels and become a member of our Women’s Football Academy.

You’ll develop the knowledge and expertise you need for a career in sport or to move on to university or an apprenticeship and gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst training and playing each week to develop your football skills.

“I chose Gateshead College because I wanted to further my education while still playing football. I got to train at great facilities and work with amazing people. Coming to college provided me with an opportunity to play in America and I believe this helped me become more experienced as a player and helped me to get selected for the England senior squad.”
Demi Stokes Currently plays for Manchester City and England.

Roll of Honour

  • Jill Scott - Manchester City Women and England
  • Carly Telford – Chelsea and England
  • Demi Stokes - Manchester City Women and England
  • Danielle Brown - Sunderland Ladies and England U19
  • Rachel Furness – Tottenham Hotspur and Northern Ireland
  • Rachael Laws - Reading and England
  • Julie Lowe - England U19
  • Helen Alderson - England U19
  • Keira Ramshaw - England U19
  • Abbey Joice - England U19
  • Bridget Galloway – England u19
  • Jess Brown – England u17
  • Neve Herron – England u17
Women's Football Team Photo Women's Football Team Photo

Academy Success

  • 27 National Titles - including English Schools Football Association, AoC League Winners, AoC National Play off Winners and National Cups
  • 20 players representing England Colleges National Team
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Meet the Coach

Ian Skinner has previously coached at clubs including Blyth AFC, Whitley Bay ‘A’ and Bedlington Terriers, and now leads the women’s team at Gateshead College as well as the Under 19s scholarship academy team in partnership with Gateshead Football Club.

A qualified UEFA A level coach, Ian previously spent 6 years working on behalf of the County FA to develop both women’s and girl’s football in the North East region.

Ian started his football coaching career as a Newcastle Academy coach and during his tenure managed five teams, helping them to progress and develop as players. Ian has also held positions as academy lead coach at Monkseaton Football Academy and head of participation at Northumberland FA.