Stephen Black

Name: Stephen Black

Playing position: CM

Club team: Durham County FA U18s, Durham County Schools U18s

Course: Level 3 Sports & Performance

Previous school: Kepier

Stephen used to play for Hartlepool United Academy and is currently playing for South Shields Academy. He describes the Sport Development Centre as professional, competitive and engaging.

He said:

“Being able to play football, as well as getting an education, made me want to study at Sunderland College.

The Sport Development Centre was very important in my decision to apply here. I now have a timetable that works around what I need to do.

The best thing about the Sport Development Centre is being able to use the gym to get stronger and fitter.

I think the facilities at college are fantastic and are at a very high standard, which will help me improve. Training every day will help me improve and coaching from Martin Nugent will help me become stronger.”

Stephen hopes to play football at the highest standard he can.