Melanie Keith

Name: Melanie Keith

Playing position: Goalkeeper

Course: Level 3 Sport Performance & Excellence

Previous school: Castle View Enterprise Academy

Club team: Chester-le-Street, St Cuthbert’s

Melanie played for Sunderland Academy and was in their squads from the age of 7-13. She played for Washington U18s and currently plays for Chester-le-Street St Cuthbert’s. She described her experience of the Sports Development Centre as challenging, enjoyable and great.

She said:

“I decided to study at Sunderland College as it offered me the opportunity to play football and study at the same time. The Sports Development Centre was very important in my decision to apply here.

The best thing about the Sport Development Centre is playing games regularly. The sports facilities are great and being part of the Sports Development Centre will allow me to keep learning about the sport and how to adapt around it.”

Melanie plans to gain her coaching badges and become a full-time coach.