Newcastle Elite Academy Northumbria University

Our sessions will be run at the Coach Lane Campus of Northumbria University, which boasts the 4th best sports facility in the country, and therefore gives the members of our academy the best playing field to improve their skills.
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Coach Lane Sports Centre is a modern, multi-million pound complex located 3 miles outside of Newcastle. The recognised home to Team Northumbria’s National League football team, Coach Lane Campus is also the home of Newcastle Elite Academy.

There are purpose built football training and playing grounds, including a rubber crumb training pitch, astro-turf football training pitch, match pitch (fully enclosed with stadia and floodlights) and four grass training pitches.

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Where do I go to upon arrival?

Please make your way to the Sports Pitches which you will find signposted. We have created a downloadable map to help newcomers find their way around the campus. Find us at ’13’ marked on the downloadable map.

Is car parking available?

Pay and display parking is available at Coach Lane Campus East. We have an arrangement in place with the university so that parents can drop off attendees (not to exceed 15 minutes). This also applies for collection time after your coaching session. This is a privately owned car park, and after 15 minutes, tickets may be issued. Please exit in a timely manner to avoid penalties.

What are the university COVID protocols?

The university still has protocol in place regarding entering the building for toilets, for players and parents using the side gate, and being brought in and out in groups. Spectators watching from outside the fence must remain 2m apart. Further information from the government can be read via the following website address

What do I bring to sessions?

Please ensure that your child is equipped with suitable footwear for our 4G playing surface, and is wearing shin pads. We ask that attendees. are dressed in suitable clothing for the conditions, which includes a jacket in case of adverse weather. All drinks bottles should be named. Please do not bring fizzy!

If you are attending one of our Half Term Holiday Courses, the same advice applies with addition of packed lunch and a change of clothes.

Can I purchase NEA branded kit?

Newcastle Elite Academy kit is available online here. If you’d like to purchase our training kit bundle, please follow this link to see what’s on offer!

Do you have any sessions for goalkeepers?

Yes. We are partners with One Glove Academy North East and offer the same high standard of coaching courses including Elite Development Sessions, Football Education Programme, 1-to-1 Sessions and Holiday Courses. One Glove Academy is endorsed by Rob Elliot and Martin Dúbravka. For more information visit the website.

Football Education Programme (Coach Lane Campus & Sports Central)

Our NEA Football Education Programme is based out of both Northumbria University’s Coachlane and Sports Central first class modern sporting facilities.

The site at Coach Lane is where our programme is based for the majority of our football and education delivery with changing rooms, student hub/classroom, student and staff kitchen, staff offices, and sports hall alongside all other training facilities.

Sports Central (our second site) provides additional classrooms, lecture halls for advanced education, practical delivery as well as a gym, library, campus canteens and a pool, steam and sauna room which is essential for recovery. Similar to Coach Lane, this site is easily assessable from all areas in the North-East and is based just off Northumberland Street in Newcastle’s city centre.