Jill Scott MBE comes back to college

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A statue celebrating the achievements of our former student Jill Scott, MBE has taken pride of place at our Academy for Sport.

The bronze statue of the Euro winning Lioness has been gifted to us by broadcaster Sky. It was created by them last year in celebration of Jill joining their A League of Their Own programme, as team captain.

Ellie Kennedy our women’s football academy captain and Codie Nichols, women’s football coach unveiled the statue in our Academy for Sport reception area.

With over 160 England caps and 27 goals, the statue shows Jill with her arms outstretched, commemorating the heroic moment she celebrated the 2-1 England victory against Germany at Wembley.

Jill Scott MBE said: “It’s an honour to see this statue find its home at Gateshead College, a place that played a pivotal role in shaping my journey. I hope it inspires current and future generations of students to pursue their dreams with passion and determination and to never give up.“

David Alexander, Principal and Chief Executive of Gateshead College said: “We’re all immensely proud of our former student Jill, she’s a real inspiration to our students and it’s fantastic that Sky has gifted her statue to the college.”

Barbara Lee, Commissioning Editor, Sky UK, said: “We know how much Gateshead College means to Jill, and we know how much Jill means to the whole team, both on and off camera, at ‘A League of Their Own’. We’re delighted to gift the statue created in her honour to the college for its students to enjoy.”

Sat Jul 13 2024