Women's Football Academy

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, alongside becoming 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.
  • Jill Scott - Manchester City Women & England
  • Carly Telford – Chelsea & England
  • Demi Stokes - Manchester City Women & England
  • Danielle Brown - Sunderland Ladies & England (U19)
  • Rachel Furness – Tottenham Hotspur & Northern Ireland
  • Rachael Laws - Reading & 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)

Head of Women's Football

Codie Nichols

Codie started her career as a Community Coach for Newcastle United Foundation before becoming Lead Coach of the U15/U16 Player Development Programme for female footballers.

She has also worked for Newcastle United Women, where she was the Assistant Coach during their promotion season.

Alongside her role as Head of the Women’s Football Academy at the college she is also the Assistant Coach for the Emerging Talent Centre with the U12’s, and works with Newcastle United Women’s Development team.

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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