Name: Josh Croft
Playing position: RB, CB
Club team: Durham County Schools, Durham County FA, Lumley FC
Course: Level 3 Sports & Performance
Previous school: Kepier
Josh currently plays for Durham County Schools, Durham County FA and Lumley FC. He describes the Sport Development Centre as professional, competitive and enjoyable.
“I decided to study at Sunderland College as it gave me the chance to be part of a full-time football programme with South Shields FC, while getting an education alongside it.
The link between the college and South Shields FC gives me a platform to play at the highest level as well as getting an education. The college has very good facilities with access to the Martin Nugent gym.
The best thing about the Sport Development Centre is the full-time football programme at South Shields. On a Monday and Thursday morning we get a strength and conditioning sessions with Martin Nugent and we train every day except Wednesday, which is when we play a match.
Josh plans to make the most of the Sport Development Centre so he can achieve and be the best he can be. He is considering going to America to play football.