Name: Sam Hodgson
Playing position: CF
Club team: Durham County FA, Durham County Schools U18s, Lumley FC U17s
Course: Level 3 Sports & Performance
Previous school: St Thomas More Catholic School
Sam currently plays for South Shields U17 and previously played for Durham County FA and Middlesbrough Academy. He describes the Sport Development Centre as professional and competitive.
“The link between Sunderland College and South Shields FC allows me to compete at a high level for football. The best thing about the Sport Development Centre is that we do football on a full-time basis.
The facilities are really good at the college as we are able to use Martin Nugent’s Elite Performance facility, as well as the new classrooms in the Sports Academy.
The Sports Development Centre will help me develop through the use of the strength and conditioning facilities, the amount of contact time in training and the level of coaching.”
Sam hopes to play for South Shields FC first team and achieve his goal of being a professional footballer.