Students flying high with the Eagles

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Business students have joined forces with the Newcastle Eagles to ensure a record breaking crowd for their recent WBBL home game.

It was a historic night with over 1,120 fans in attendance for the Eagles home fixture against Manchester Met Mystics, with the college students playing an integral role in the operations on the night.

From promotions and venue set-up to managing VIP arrivals and running the on-court entertainment and competitions, the students got involved in many aspects of the game night helping them gain valuable experience.

Nadine Hudspeth, from Gateshead College said: “Our students learnt so much from this project and really enjoyed the experience. They’ve been able to get hands-on event management experience in a real work environment with all the additional challenges and pressures that brings and did themselves proud. The feedback about how they conducted themselves was brilliant.

“We’re lucky to have the support of businesses like the Eagles who work with us to give students meaningful experiences outside of the classroom and this really helps them to develop the skills they’ll need in work and life above and beyond their qualification.”

Dan Black, Newcastle Eagles Sales and Communications Manager, added: “We want to say a massive thank you to all the students for their brilliant work and to everyone at Gateshead College for their continued support.

“The Big One was an event for the history books and the effort everyone put in was nothing short of fantastic. To break the record in this way was an absolute triumph and something the students can be proud of.”

Wed Feb 21 2024