As we continue to develop Gateshead RFC’s ever expanding youth section, next season (2019-2020) Gateshead’s age grade players at Under 16’s to under Under 18’s will be identified as Gateshead RFC Academy.

The aim of the Academy will be to continue the development of the players approaching the end of their age grade pathway, maximising their potential to play senior rugby at Gateshead RFC (or beyond!).

We would like to announce the following team has been assembled to ensure we continue to advance player development within our newly formed Academy.

  • Dale Costello -Academy Manager
  • Nick Wade – Academy Head coach
  • Ryan Parkinson – Academy Coach
  • Jon Aslet – Academy Coach
  • David Tate Jnr – Academy Coach
  • Colin Wood – Academy Coach

We are certain that the talented players passing through our academy will benefit from the experience and
knowledge administered by this exciting coaching line-up.