New College Durham joins forces with NUFC and Consett AFC

New College Durham is celebrating its partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation and Consett AFC. The collaboration will enable the College to take its Football Development Centre to the next level and offer an amazing range of footballing opportunities. 

As part of this exciting new enterprise, each member of the Football Development Centre will receive a free Newcastle United training kit and will play matches in a Newcastle United strip. Players will also enjoy nine hours top quality coaching from UEFA licensed coaches, have access to impressive training facilities at New College and Consett AFC and play home games at Consett AFC’s Belle View Stadium, ensuring they develop their football skills in a real life footballing environment. 

The Elite men’s team offers outstanding opportunities for talented footballers who want to progress to a career in football or the sports industry. The Elite squad experience a coaching syllabus that closely follows the Newcastle United Academy and play against some of the best youth teams the EFL has to offer.

The Football Development Centre also runs a range of additional teams providing opportunities for Women’s Football and players of all abilities. All development teams take part in nine hours of football training per week and play weekly matches in the North East College League. 

Steve Bell, Head of School at New College Durham, said: “We are thrilled to launch this partnership with the Newcastle United Foundation and Consett AFC. Teaming up with two renowned clubs in North East football will greatly benefit our students and enhance our sports provision. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship where we can provide a high standard of football coaching alongside an excellent education.”

The Football Development Centre is now recruiting for September 2020 entry. In May, the College is hosting a virtual open event where young people interested in joining can chat with coaches, find out more about the centre, ask any questions they may have and take virtual tours of the College – all from the comfort of their own home.

Follow the link below to register an interest in the Football Development Centre.


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We’ve teamed up with NUFC Foundation and Consett AFC to offer an amazing range of footballing opportunities to our students.