Another great year for the South Shields Elite Academy, in co-operation with Sunderland College. As well as one of our young players signing a long term professional contract with Huddersfield Town FC (see news on Will McCamley). The academy got to two National finals, qualified for the second round of the FA youth cup, and ten players went on to represent the first team. Furthermore, Gary Griffith, one of our International Student Athletes and who is joining the academy next season, made his international debut for Trinidad & Tobago U17s.