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Neil Cooper

Academy Coach

Neil has been coaching at Gateshead College since 2019. He holds the UEFA B Licence, FA Youth Award and is currently studying the UEFA A licence with the Scottish FA.

He started his coaching journey in 2005 with Guide Post juniors. Neil also worked for Newcastle United in the community coaching in schools and on holiday courses.

He worked with PFC coaching and this gave him the opportunity to coach in Germany.

For 4 years Neil coached at Wallsend Boys club then progressing onto Whitley Bay reserves who play in the Northern Alliance Premier League.

Neil currently works for Carlisle United’s Category 3 academy. His role is U15’s coach within the Youth Development Phase.

He also is a coach at Bedlington Terriers, who compete in the Northern League Division Two.

In 2018, Neil retired following a 25-year career in the Fire Service.

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