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, and become 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.

Roll of Honour

  • Holly Jones – Wales Senior Squad, AoC National Squad, North East U19 squad
  • Georgia Grey – AoC National squad, North Durham U18 County squad
  • Hope Jobling – Northumberland County squad
  • Anna Thomas – North Durham U18 County squad
  • Anna Brown - North Durham U18 County squad
  • Megan Blakey - North Durham U18 County squad
  • Mia Huntley - AoC National Squad, North East NPL U19 Squad and Vixens
  • Amy Robinson – AoC National Squad, North East Regional U19 Squad and Gateshead Stadium
  • Katy Hutchinson - Association of Colleges National Squad, Oaksway and North East Regional U19 SquaD
  • Olivia Willis - Association of Colleges National Squad, Durham Palatinates and North Durham County Squad
  • Alex Rhodes - Association of Colleges National Squad and Team Northumbria National Performance League (NPL) Squad
  • Taylor Elgar - Team Northumbria NPL Squad
  • Grace Waterson North East U19 Academy 
  • Eve Waterston - North East U19 Academy 
  • Olivia Metcalf - North East U19 Academy
  • Evie Iles - North East U19 Academy

Academy Success

  • 1st team winners of the AoC Sport North East League 21-22
  • 2nd team runners up in the AoC Sport North East League 21-22
  • Winners of the AoC Sport North East League 2018-2019
  • Runners up in the AoC North East League on goal difference 2017
  • Winners of the Association of Colleges Sport North East tournament 2014-2015
  • Winners of the Association of Colleges Sport North East league from 2011-2015
  • With the highest scores recorded in 2015, we made Association of Colleges sport history
I secured my place at Durham University thanks to the grades I achieved whilst at Gateshead College. When I joined university, I was not only given the opportunity to play netball for the first team, but also coach the university’s third and fourth teams due to work experience I had completed in my final year at college.
Alex Rhodes

Meet the coach

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Julie Kimber, Head Coach

Julie has been coaching netball for over 30 years from grassroots to National level.

As well as the Netball academy full time coach Julie is also the Head Coach for Scotland's under 19s and National Head Coach for the Association of Colleges (AoC). In addition she is Head Coach for North Durham County U15 as well as Boldon Netball Club. Julie was previously National Head Coach for Scotland U17’s as well as the Northern Ireland Senior squad and the Zambian National Technical Coach and North East Regional U15 coach. Julie currently plays for Boldon in the North Durham league and has also played at regional and national level.

Julie is also a UKCC tutor and assessor for England Netball

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