Sport in Schools 

We have started our primary and secondary schools programmes in 2021. From Physical Education (P.E.) provision to extracurricular clubs  our programme is delivered by experienced and qualified coaches who work with school staff to challenge and reward pupils.  We are delighted to offer official partner schools one-of-a-kind experiences and rewards. Our unique programme provides recognition to pupils in four areas: technical, tactical, physical, and character. 



Walking Football 

Walking Football, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. The game is designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness, as well as support people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age or injury. Players see many benefits by participating in this new format of the game, including reducing lower heart rates, blood pressure, weight loss and better mobility. 

And it’s not just health benefits; Walking Football also offers social benefits by meeting new people and visiting new places through the game.


Football & Sport 

With the aim to increase participation and retention in sport, we will look to work jointly with National Governing Bodies, local clubs and like-minded organisations to provide easy entrance into both participation-based and competitive sessions, with clear pathways for participants. Volunteer opportunities are also available to those keen on participating in football and sport from a different approach.


Women & Girls Football 

We aim to provide varied women’s and girls’ football sessions here at Gateshead Football Club Foundation to inspire more women and girls to enjoy football. Whether you’re volunteering, playing, managing or facilitating, we aim to provide chances for all ages to improve health and wellbeing, engagement and community cohesion through football. 


Storytime and Crafting

Gateshead Football Club Community Foundation with the support of The National Literacy Trust, over the next two years we are committed to distributing 2,000 brand new story books across the boroughs of Gateshead. Not only that, but delivering free fun educational activities such as storytelling, crafting and art workshops, planting and sustainability sessions and even the odd science experiment and Horrible Histories theatrics.


Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition are integral parts of the Foundation.

We have delivered a 4-week cookery course for older Gateshead residents with the support of The Nourish Food School. The course shared One-pot recipes that could be made using slow cookers. Recipes to focused on learning new skills, low-cost cooking and ingredients and interesting food that can build local people’s repertoire of recipes and the types of ingredients they have access to. The sessions also focused on the financial benefits of using a slow cooker in comparison to an oven, recycling, and batch cooking. Each student took away a meal for four with sides each week and we provided each student with a brand-new slow cooker at the end course for them to continue their culinary journey.


As part of our commitment to community learning, we also ran an accredited Food Hygiene classes to enable employment opportunities in the food and hospitality industry.