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What the players say..

The fact that we all bring variety from different areas, have all had different upbringings in the game makes it a good mix. We’ll all work together towards a nice environment to train and play.”
– Dwight Gayle, Newcastle United

“Whoever enrols will have fun but it’s also about development and improvement too. It’s a real chance for the youngsters to develop their game quicker and at high level.”
– Matt Ritchie, Newcastle United

“I’ve came through the Academy and know that a lot of talent in the area can get missed. It’s a chance for people to get involved and get some top quality coaching.”
– Paul Dummett, Newcastle United

“This is the biggest area I have been to when it comes to grassroots football. It’s a one-club city and there’s so many people who are passionate about the game.
– Rob Elliot, Newcastle United

2019/20 Academy Sessions

The new season starts on September 5th. We welcome back our Elite Development Centres and introduce the new One Glove Academy North East Programme for Goalkeepers. Refresh yourself with our timetable below and explore the website to find further information on our Elite Football Academy located at Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University.

Thursday6-12 yearsElite Development Centres5pm-7pm
Thursday6-12 yearsOne Glove GK Elite Development Centres5pm-7pm
Saturday6-12 yearsElite Development Centres9.15am-11.15am
Saturday6-12 yearsOne Glove GK Elite Development Centres9.15am-11.15am