We interview European Championships Gold Medalist Boxer Alex Brown on her achievements in boxing so far and how her midset fits with the DNA philosophy of Duke’s Secondary School.


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County Caps for NCEASport Stars

Congratulations to Remy Hodgson (Rugby) and Danny Anderson (Football) who have both been selected to captain their respective Northumberland U16 County teams in recent fixtures.

A fantastic achievement.

NCEA Sport Round-Up

* The U11 football team have made an unbeaten start to the season and NCEA are the hosts for the East Northumberland Central Venue league on a Monday.

* The U13 girls football team are progressing well and qualified for the Northumberland School Games finals with victory over James Calvert Spence.

* The U14 and U15 boys football teams kicked off their season with narrow defeats to Berwick Academy.

* The U13 football team narrowly lost to James Calvert after leading 1-0 at half-time.

* The U19 football team continued their winning start to the season with a 4-2 victory over St Benet Biscops.

* Congratulations to the following students who have been selected for full Northumberland County representative team honours:

Danny Anderson (Football)

Josh McKay (Rugby)

Maria French (Rugby)

Lucy Reid (Rugby)

Katie Stafford (Rugby)

Remi Hodgson (Rugby)

* Well done to Sports Leaders: Cameron Donnelly, Adam Purdy, Ewan Spratt, Reiss Elliott and Kacey Orrick who have been officiating NCEAsport fixtures.

NCEAsport team

NCEASport Round-Up

It’s been another eventful week for NCEASport students:
* Courtney Scott has been selected for an elite GB boxing training camp at Sheffield Institute for Sport.
* Sixth form football defeated Bedlington 6-0 this week.
* Danny Anderson has been selected for Northumberland U16 football squad
* Y9 and Y10 rugby played admirably against Gosforth Academy on Wednesday
* Girls football continues to grow in partnership with Newcastle United Foundation.
* Arran Chung, Arran O’Connor, Jack Daley selected for East Northumberland U11 football team.
Well done to all involved.
Fixtures week beginning 25/9:
U11 and U13 football (Home)
U15 netball @ Cramlington
U19 football (Home)
U11 and U13 girls football (Rothbury)
U14 and U15 football (Home)

Kick Off for Premier League Girls Football

NCEASport has teamed up with Newcastle United Foundation to offer weekly girls football training as part of a national flagship programme.

Thanks to the Premier League Girls Football Programme, the partnership will see coaching sessions delivered every Monday after school from 3.20pm.

Premier League Girls Football aims to inspire more girls over 11 to take part in the sport in their local community.

It’s part of The Football Association’s wider strategy on growing participation figures for women’s football and its vision to be the second-largest team sport after men’s football by 2018.

Mr Blight, director of NCEASport, said: “We are pleased to be working with Newcastle United Foundation to offer these high-quality coaching sessions. It’s a great opportunity for players to improve their skills and confidence in a fun and relaxed environment.”

All girls in secondary are welcome.