Student Success – Former Sport student, Katie Barker scores big with Newcastle United

From studying to scoring, our former sport student, Katie Barker is living her dream life and now proudly dons the famous black and white colours as player for Newcastle United Women’s team.
Katie’s journey from college campus to football stadium, started when she studied our Sport and Exercise Science course alongside being part of our Women’s Football team.
In her two years of study with us, she achieved incredible success with the team including…
  • 3 league titles
  • Selected for the England colleges squad
  • 4 cup titles
  • Selected for England U18 squad
Here’s what she says about here time at college:

My time at college were the best years of my life. I was surrounded by brilliant staff, coaches, and peers. I would absolutely recommend people to study at TyneMet. The college gave me opportunities I could not have got elsewhere. Playing football and travelling to places like New York and Barcelona were life changing experiences. The college also supported me with my education brilliantly, ensuring I maintained a balance with my sport and learning. Without the support I wouldn’t be where I am today.”

After leaving college, Katie’s football journey didn’t stop there, she went on to study a sport degree at Northumbria University before becoming a player for Newcastle United Women’s team. During her time at the club, she has carved her name in history as the first female goal scorer at St James’ Park. This season the team also won their league and promoted to the third tier of women’s football with Katie scoring the goal that secured their promotion.
If you’re interested in following in Katie’s footsteps, apply now to study one of our sport courses.
You can also combine your studies with our Women’s Football Academy so you can develop your sporting ambition alongside academic success.

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