INVEST IN YOUNG PEOPLE IT LASTS A LIFETIME
- Don Hutchinson (Redheugh) and Michael Bridges (Cleveland Hall) both ex-professional footballers are now Channel 5 pundits on Sport 24.
- Ian Bloomfield (Sunderland Harriers) has gained a Great Britain Athletics Over 60 vest.
- Sophie Burnett (Birtley AC) gained her Great Britain Athletics vest this year.
- Reece Ellis from Spennymoor Boxing Academy fought under ABA England for the title of English Elite title belt. He is the first North East person to win the title belt in the heavyweight category by beating England No.3, Umar Sadiq of Repton ABC. Reece is the son of Boxing Academy director Reece Ellis.
- Stephanie Houghton / Jill Scott / Demi Stokes continued to represent the England Women’s National Football Team.
- Stephanie Jane Houghton was also awarded an MBE for services to Women’s Football this year.
- Keiran Taylor – Birtley Athletics is now a talented musician with the Craghead Brass Band