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 help 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 - Notts County Ladies and England
  • Demi Stokes - Manchester City Women and England
  • Danielle Brown - Sunderland Ladies and England U19
  • Rachel Furness - Reading and Northern Ireland
  • Rachael Laws - Durham and England
  • Julie Lowe - England U19
  • Helen Alderson - England U19
  • Keira Ramshaw - England U19
  • Abbey Joice - England U19
  • Bridget Galloway – Sunderland Ladies and Northumbria University

Academy Success

  • English Schools Football Association (ESFA) National Champions (2016/17)
  • Association of Colleges (AoC) Elite League Winners (2015/16)
  • AoC National Play off Winners (2015/16)
  • AoC North East League Winners (2015/16)
  • 14 National League titles since 2002
  • 6 National Cups
  • 3 National Playoff titles

Meet the coach

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Courtney Lock. Head Coach

Courtney was previously a student of Gateshead College studying Sports Science.  She is a coach at Sunderland Regional Talent Club and has previously played for Newcastle United Women. An International Sports Management graduate from Northumbria University, Courtney currently plays for Middlesbrough Women in the FA Women’s Premier League Northern Division.