If you live and breathe netball, then we’re the college for you.
You can study any of our full time school leaver programmes in any subject, including Sport and A-Levels, alongside becoming a member of our Netball 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 netball skills.
Evie Iles has been selected as vice captain for the AoC England Colleges Squad 1st team for 23/24 and is a co captain for the Netball Academy 1st squad.
Olivia Metcalf has also been selected a captain for the AoC England Colleges Squad 2nd team for 23/24 and is a co captain for the Netball Academy 1st squad.
The experience and exposure I was so lucky to gain during my time at Gateshead College has enabled me to secure a university place at Loughborough University in Fine Art, and has allowed me to play netball for the University and Loughborough Lightening under 21s. Winning the Edge award for the sports achievement in 2023 for the College gave me the confidence boost to succeed at university sport and thrive on my new course. With the support from the Netball Academy Head Coach Julie Kimber I also trialled and was successful on the England Colleges AoC Netball squad which, exposed me to new opportunities and getting scouted for the Welsh Feathers
Julie has been coaching netball for over 30 years from grassroots to national level. Julie is a Level 3 coach.
As well as the Netball academy full time coach, Julie is also the Head Coach for the AoC (Association of Colleges) England squad. In addition she is Head Coach and Performance Lead for North Durham County U15 as well as Boldon Netball Club.
Julie was previously National Head Coach for Scotland U19’s and U17’s as well as the Northern Ireland Senior squad, Zambian National Technical Coach and North East Regional U15 coach.
She currently plays for Boldon in the North Durham league and has also played at regional and national level.
She is a talent selector, and also a UKCC tutor and assessor for England Netball.