Magpies grab gold

Newcastle Magpies chief coach, Steve Beaty, was thrilled to meet up with Olympic gold medal winner, and (still) world triple jump record holder, Jonathan Edwards C.B.E., to receive a £480 cheque from Sport Newcastle's Covid-19 emergency fund. Jonathan, a Sport Newcastle patron, said, "I'm delighted to be involved with a charity that is helping young sports people at such a difficult time. Local sports clubs, like Newcastle Magpies, do a fantastic job, but they need regular funds to keep them going. For many, just a small grant from Sport Newcastle might be all that's needed to get them back on their feet." Steve has worked tirelessly to establish rugby league at Walbottle Campus and has been

Hat-Trick score for Covid-19 Grant

Keith Parsons, Community Sport Manager for West End based Hat-Trick, was delighted to hear that their bid to Sport Newcastle's Covid-19 Emergency Fund had been successful. "We really do appreciate this support from Sport Newcastle. When I told the staff in our Zoom meeting, it gave everyone a lift and put a smile on faces." Keith's team of staff and volunteers work with youngsters in some of the most deprived areas of Newcastle. Due to their efforts young people get a range sporting opportunities and life experiences that they would otherwise be denied. The grant will allow Hat-Trick to provide 3 coaches to run weekly group sessions, during the autumn term, in locally based 'bubbles' thus mi

Helping to 'kickstart' local sport.

Gosforth Rugby Club was one of seven clubs/organisations to receive a grant from Sport Newcastle's Covid-19 Emergency Fund. Neil Jamieson, Gosforth's chairperson (pictured), was delighted with their award. "It will make a tremendous difference and we can now start our training programme post Covid to start attracting kids back to Gosforth and rugby in general." Other clubs receiving grants were: City of Newcastle Gymnastics Academy, Gateshead Harriers, Newcastle Magpies, Newcastle Fencing & Sports Trust and Newcastle Swim Team. West End community based Hat-Trick also received a grant. All clubs are planning to use their funds to prepare for a safe, secure environment and to be able to operat

SPORT NEWCASTLE PARTNERS SOS GROUP REACHES £250,000 COMMUNITY SUPPORT MILESTONE

Sport Newcastle Partners SOS Group celebrated donating an amazing £250,000 to charities, talented young individuals and community organisations by renewing their support for grass-roots sports charity, Sport Newcastle. The total, donated since they set out in business, is a very significant milestone for the company, which began as a small, independent business in 2002. They now have 21 employees and are proud to count some of the biggest names in sport and industry as clients. Throughout their history, SOS Group has always placed a strong emphasis on community involvement and have always encouraged and helped others to pursue their ambitions. Over the last year, SOS Group have been actively

Scholars busy during 'lockdown'.

Unfortunately, just before 'lockdown' Joy Eze had been contacted by UK Athletics to begin the selection process to represent Great Britain at the European Championships. Although disappointed, it has made her even more determined to work hard to gain G.B. selection in the future. Joy has kept up with her training regime, albeit with some changes and modifications. Working with some basic equipment in the local park and school field, she has managed (with the help of her younger brother) to do some useful strength and conditioning work. More recently Joy has been able to do 1:1 training with her coach, who is very pleased with her fitness. In fact Joy's speed data suggests she is running at j

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