Name: Joshua Elcoate
Playing position: Centre midfield
Course: Level 3 Sport (Performance & Excellence)
Previous school: Kepier
Sports Development Centre: Football
Joshua describes the Sports Development Centre as exciting, professional and educational. He has played for many teams in the past including Boro Rangers, Easington, Wearside and Seaham and has been on trial at Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Barnsley.
“I decide to study at Sunderland College due to the link with South Shields FC. The education side looked good and so did the football, so that’s what made me come here.
The best thing about the Sport Development Centre is the football training, games and the work with Martin Nugent. They are all good and the education is as well. The sports facilities are very good and have everything we need.
The Sport Development Centre is a good place to develop and improve.”
Joshua is hoping to play football and a professional level.