IN partnership with Gateshead College, the club will be running teams at both U18 and U19 level for the 2016-17 campaign.

The U19s will compete in the Northern Alliance’s second-tier (also known as the Bay Plastics First Division) while the U18s will take part in the National League U19 Alliance.

For more information on our partnership with Gateshead College, please see below.

Gateshead College

Hard work wins. Come and be part of it.

Gateshead College’s football development centre creates football stars of the future. It’s where talented players find their competitive edge.

Gateshead College Men’s Football Team is the most successful college football team in the country, having won 12 ECFA/BCS titles in a row.

You’ll learn from some of the best coaches in the country and train in fantastic facilities at Gateshead College/Academy for Sport.

Every week you’ll receive:


– Up to nine hours of coaching and access to competitions

– Strength and conditioning if identified as a performance athlete

– Technical and tactical training


– 36-week personalised training programme

– Two-hour recovery sessions

– Access to contrast bathing/ice baths

– Rehab and full-time physio on site

– Game analysis

Play for Gateshead FC

Every year we’re offering exceptionally talented footballers aged 18+ the opportunity to sign up to a study programme with Gateshead FC.

You’ll play football for the youth team and first-team squad, and get a qualification at the same time.

This could see you sign a professional contract with Gateshead FC or another professional club at the end of the programme.

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