Name: Joe Ames
Playing position: CM, AM, ST
Club team: Durham County and Hebburn Town.
Course: Level 3 Sports & Performance
Previous school: St Joseph’s Catholic Academy
Joe has previously played for Wallsend and Newcastle Academy and now plays for Durham County and Hebburn Town. He describes the Sport Development Centre as professional, enjoyable and competitive.
“I decided to study at Sunderland College as football is linked with study and the qualifications are good to have. The college’s link with South Shields FC was very important in my decision to come here. The gym is also very good.
The best thing about the Sport Development Centre is the high standards and the togetherness of the squad. Also we play very good football and that helps to make me a better player. The standards are high so it brings the best out of me all of the time.”
Joe plans to become a professional footballer.