Special Olympics Gateshead Tyne and Wear football team win the Cup.
On Wednesday 15th May 2019, our fabulous footballers won the Northumberland and Community Inclusion Cup. Up against our second string, Tyne Met College and Westgate, our Gateshead ‘A’ side of Mark Card, Robert Cockburn, Nathan Graham, Terry Jennings, Philip Moat and James Treadgold, convincingly best Tyne Met 3-1 (Moat 2 and Cockburn 1), Westgate 3-0 (Card, Cockburn and Moat) and beat our Gateshead ‘B’ side 2-1 (Cockburn and Moat). Our ‘B’ side narrowly lost to Tyne Met 2-1 (Proctor), and the same score to our ‘A’ side with Lee Marshall getting the goal. A striking win came in the 2-0 (Wilkinson and Dickensen) victory over Westgate.
What was becoming a great day for Gateshead was magnified further when we were informed on the day that we had also won the Northumberland League. To celebrate this success, our footballers have been invited to Newcastle United’s St. James Park on the 12th June 2019. Very impressive guys – congratulations to everyone