Name: Fraser Colling
Playing position: Center half
Course: A-Levels Physics, Chemistry & Maths
Previous school: Thornhill Community Academy
Club team: Silksworth
A-Level student, Fraser, has played at local club level and for Middlesbrough Academy and has been selected for the England Colleges national squad from hundreds of talented 16 to 18-year-old football players across the country. He described his experience of the Sports Development Centre as enjoyable, friendly and supportive.
“The Sports Development Centre was the main reason I chose to study at Sunderland College rather than other Sixth Forms.
The best thing about the Sports Development Centre is the facilities and coaching. The coaches are focused on the development of their players and expect resilience and determination from the squad.
The facilities are some of the best college facilities I have experienced. The Sports Development Centre has also helped me by keeping my fitness up and playing regular football for the college team.”
After completing A-Levels, Fraser would like to progress to university, while continuing to play football, ideally for a Northern League team.