TyneMet College is delighted to announce that for the second year in a row it has been awarded the title of ‘British Colleges Sport College of the Year’ for the North East Region.

TyneMet scooped this prestigious title as a result of a long list of accolades and achievements over the past year.

Many TyneMet College students and those who are members of the North East Sports Academy (NESA) at TyneMet College have all played important roles in helping the College to be awarded this accreditation, most of whom have been recognised by outside organisations to receive awards and titles.

Eddie Matthew 18, from South Gosforth who is studying on the Level 3 Sport Performance & Excellence course, currently holds the following titles; Newcastle Eagles Professional Player August 2012 – Present, Newcastle Rising Star Award 2014 and Newcastle Eagles School of Excellence Player of the year 2012/2013 & 2013/2014 - he has also had the honour of playing in the England Under 17’s Basketball Team and is currently a player for the Scottish National Senior Team.

Another successful student, Scott Maughan, 17, from Killingworth who is studying on the Extended Diploma in Public Services has recently been awarded the title ‘Best Male Volunteer of the Year North East’ and was the national runner up for this title, by British Colleges Sport. He has also just received the title of ‘Local Hero’ for his dedication to a volunteering programme for the national charity StreetGames.

Scott was awarded these titles because of his involvement with the Coaching Academy at TyneMet which provides a professional learning environment that allows all volunteers and coaches to develop their skills and knowledge in their chosen area of volunteering.

Other Coaching Academy students who have received outside recognition are Beth Adams, 17, from Forest Hall who is also studying on the Extended Diploma in Public Services and Kendal Barclay, 18, from Kenton, studying on the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Performance & Excellence) both were also awarded ‘Local Hero’ titles by’ StreetGames.

Beth is an active member of the National Young Advisors Group for StreetGames who are planning and preparing for a National Volunteer Conference and Kendal is a member of the British Colleges Sport National Youth Council. National Youth Council members endeavor to increase sport participation in their own Colleges whilst also taking this initiative forward on a national level.

Cameron Walker 17, from Blyth, who is studying on the Level 2 Principles and Preparations for Coaching Sport, is an integral team member of the NESA Rugby Development Academy and he is delighted to have been chosen to play at County Level for the Under 17s Northumberland County Rugby Team.

Free NESA membership is open to all full time TyneMet students no matter what subject they are studying. Students receive up to 10 hours of professional coaching per week from experienced and qualified Development Academy Coaches in the sporting disciplines of men’s and women’s football, men’s and women’s basketball, rugby, badminton and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).

Jon Vincent, Principal and Chief Executive, TyneMet College, said:

“I am thrilled that the College and our students have been recognised again for our contribution to Sport in the local area.

“This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of all the students and staff who have been involved in sporting activities this year.”

TyneMet College offers a wide range of Sport courses which are delivered at Levels 1, 2, 3 and Foundation Degree Level. Curriculum and NESA staff work closely to ensure that students get the right balance to develop as an athlete as well as progressing academically.

For more information about Sports courses or the North East Sports Academy (NESA) at TyneMet College please call and speak to a Student Advisor on 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit www.tynemet.ac.uk