WOW! Matthew was awarded referee of the season by the Sunderland Referees Association! Well done Matthew, fantastic news.

Posted by N.E. Sport on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Thank You! We have made a huge step and achieved Development Charter Standard. Congratulations to all our Coaches and Volunteers, because its down to you!

Posted by N.E. Sport on Friday, 22 May 2015

Make A Difference. - vote for us now in the Aviva Community Fund

Posted by N.E. Sport on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

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1. Guaranteed 48 weeks coaching a year.

2. Full Nike football kit including shirt, shorts and socks.

3. Quality, organised and structured coaching by qualified staff.

4. Reports and regular feedback on your child's progress.

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Here are 3 reasons why you should choose us!



We have a proven track record of over 5 years of delivering sport across the North East.



All our coaches are qualified, safegauarding trained and DBS cleared.


Role models

We invest in, inspire and motivate young people.


Why children enjoy football

We love providing football for children its why we are here, the benefits of any sport are vital to every child’s development.


Our Football Academy started as a pipe dream in May 2012. We had been delivering sessions regularly over the past three years but through consultation and evaluation with our parents and users it became apparent that the sessions were becoming almost almost ad hoc with no formal structure in place. We set out to form a more structured approach and our football academy was born. Its now proven to be a huge success.

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Our Academy is a feeder for our football club North East Sport Youth F.C.


This is a short summary of our club history:


We were formed in June 2011 and started life based at Austin House, Southwick Sunderland, in fact the original name of the club was Austin House. The club was originally formed by volunteers Joanne Fannen, Mick Grant, Donna Weiss and Doug Mckenzie.


It started off with two development teams known as Austin House Blues and Austin House Whites.


The Club was renamed North East Sport Youth F.C. in November 2011 and since then has gone from strength to strength. We now have over 13 teams from under 7s to under 13s.

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standard chartered

We are an FA Charter Standard Club.


This is a kitemark awarded to football clubs who provide a high quality football experience.


FA Charter Standard clubs are proven to be well run, sustainable, and importantly place child protection, quality coaching and safety as paramount.


All Coaches are:

  • FA level 1 qualified as a minimum
  • DBS checked
  • First aid and safeguarding trained.

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Toddlers Feedback

Excellent coaching by Tomma, our son was 18 mths when he started football with NE Sport and thoroughly enjoys every session. We are really looking forward to the new term starting up!!

Lisa Collier

It's the highlight of Callum's week, noticed him improve loads since joining from another well known toddler group aswell as making friends along the way, has to go down to superb coaching by tomma

Daniel Dodds

N.E sports toddler sessions are fantastic, Tomma's coaching is excellent for the age group every session fun for the kids, our Grace loved Tomma's training.

Stuart Ede

Can't recommend Tomma highly enough! His patience with the little ones is amazing, and the difference in confidence was astounding in a matter of just a couple of weeks. Superb!

Chris Barton

Tomma is a great coach! Firm but friendly which is just what the kids need. The kids love him. My son started when he was 2 and a half and is 4 now and he still loves it. Would strongly recommend

Claire Louise Richardson Kennedy
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Academy Feedback

All the coaches at NE Sports have been great, but Matthew is outstanding. He uses humour to excellent effect to help my son get the most from sessions.

Peter Football parent

The coaches are excellent and engage the kids very well.

Football Parent

The coaches are really friendly and great with the kids

Football mum

The Football Academy is great! the kids are in small groups meaning they get a lot of help and attention from the coaches.


I love going to football, I really like Micheal and I love the skills sessions most of all.

School Feedback

Anthony is always polite, punctual and organised. He has built a great rapport with both staff and pupils and is highly thought of.

St John Bosco

A great start. PPA sessions and the quality of PE skills have dramatically improved. Keep it up! Mrs L Saunders

L Saunders, Head Teacher

Ruth is an excellent coach and we appreciate her work with the children.

English Martyrs Primary School
Business feedback

North East Sport use Raich Carter on a weekly basis and they are totally professional with great parental feed back on their performance.

Geoff, Manger of Raich Carter Sports Centre

North East Sport is a company that shares its owners attitudes of being fair, honest and able to help its clients through inclusivity and support. I would highly recommend Peter and the team, as I enjoy working with them and will continue to do so in the future.

Christopher Walker, Community Enterprise Broker

NE Sports is a great social business focused on using sport and leisure to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Sunderland and surrounding areas. It has done this with some success!

Kevin Marquis Director, SES Sunderland
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