Football Academy

The aim of Castle View Football Academy is to develop lifelong footballers with the discipline and determination required to constantly improve and achieve excellence. Castle View Football Academy is committed to providing all children with the highest possible standard of coaching and education needed to help them achieve their personal best and life aspirations.

We currently deliver an outstanding primary and secondary school football provision and have access to excellent facilities including our state of the art 3G training pitches. We also have strong links with local further education colleges to provide a natural step of progression both in terms of football and academia once our pupils' secondary education is complete here at Castle View Enterprise Academy.

  • Specialist Football Coaching delivered by in house FA qualified coaches
  • Supported by ex Sunderland AFC professional footballers
  • State of the art, £500,000 FIFA one star rated 3G pitch
  • Leadership opportunities through coaching and officiating
  • Access to formal FA qualifications
  • Fitness and coaching programmes individually tailored
  • Competitive opportunities with NE schools and clubs
  • Links with Sunderland Football Club
  • Links with local football clubs
  • Nike Football Academy training kit
  • Bespoke guidance and mentoring from experienced sports staff

The girls' football at Castle View Enterprise Academy has really grown over the past year, with more girls attending football training sessions than ever before.

The girls have not only developed their football skills and fitness levels, they have also developed socially by taking part in the sessions. The dedicated coaches within the Castle View Football Academy have really helped improve the quality of football across all pupils who take part to a good standard.

A Student Perspective

I am always looking to develop further and improve my skills so when I found out that Castle View were starting a new Football Academy I was excited about the challenge. The Football Academy is helping me to learn more about the great game and I have also found that teamwork can be used o! the pitch as well as on the pitch.

To be selected as the Football Academy Captain made me feel very proud and also determined to repay Mr Tumelty's belief in me and my ability to lead the team. Being part of the Football Academy has brought some great opportunities this season such as beach football, specialist coaching to help me improve my tactical awareness and training with ex-SAFC pro David Rush.

As part of the Football Academy we are given the opportunity to go on tour and take part in a National Football Tournament in another part of the UK which is something to really look forward to. I really enjoy being a member and captain of the Football Academy and would recommend anyone interested in football to join.

Mr D Parker

Director of Sport and Performance at Castle View Enterprise Academy. Worked as a PE teacher since 2011. Played football at Northern League (Bedlington Terriers) and Northern Alliance (Gosforth Bohemians) level since the age of 17 as a centre back. Leeds Metropolitan University First XI. FA Level 2 coach. Has managed and coached both junior (Montagu Boys Club, Wallsend Boys Club) and men's football teams (Gosforth Bohemians) in Newcastle.

Mr M Walker

Teacher of PE at Castle View Enterprise Academy. Played Northern Alliance football (North Shields Athletic, Cullercoats, Wide Open, Whitley Bay Sporting Club) since the age of 18. FA Level 1 football coach, ECB Cricket Level 1 coach. Coached Ponteland Middle School Girls team to National finals, representing England in an international tournament.

Mr C Hodgson

Sunderland School Games Organiser and Learning Support based at CVEA. Currently plays Semi-Pro football for Horden CW in the Northern League. FA qualified coach. Has coached and managed Junior teams including Sunderland District Boys U13s. Owns and runs own football coaching business (CHFootballCoaching).

Mr Kieron Brady

Football coach with Back 2 Basics coaching. Ex-professional footballer. Kieron is a former Sunderland AFC player. He was forced to retire prematurely at 21, this curtailing what many thought of as a glittering future. Playing as a winger or behind the forwards, many fans view him as the most naturally talented player they have ever seen. A view echoed by former Sunderland captain, England International and Castle View pupil, Michael Gray and by managers who developed his skills in his brief time as a professional footballer. Kieron has coached at CVEA football academy for 6 years.

Mr N Nixon

Football academy Goalkeeper coach. Played football from the age of 5 for organised teams in both Saturday and Sunday leagues. Still competes in the Sunderland Sunday League. Represented the University of Sunderland as Goalkeeper while studying. Has also coached football in United Staes of America in 2019 during a summer break.

Mr C Tatters

Teacher of PE at Castle View Enterprise Academy. Played Northern League football (Murton) and currently over 40's football (Washington). FA Level 2 football coach, having coached at Loughborough University for Youth Sport Trust and University of Sunderland football teams. Qualified personal trainer with a wealth of knowledge on strength & conditioning, resistance training and calisthenics.

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