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Codie Nichols Awarded Foundation Apprenticeship

Codie Nichols, a product of Newcastle United Foundation’s Female Mentoring Programme, has been awarded an Apprentice coaching position with the charity.

Codie, aged 17 from North Shields, is the Foundation’s first female apprentice after impressing throughout the Female Mentoring Programme, which is supported by Sport Newcastle.

Her working week is spent assisting our full time Community Coaches in schools and clubs delivering various programmes.  Alongside her work with the Foundation Codie is also studying Sports Coaching (Level 2) at Tyne Met College. 

Codie has already achieved her Football Coaching Level 1 certificate and passed Module 1 of her Youth Coaching qualification. 

On her new position Codie said: “I really enjoy my role within the Foundation, I am learning every day from coaches with lots of experience which is helping me develop as coach. I have been working on holiday camps over the summer which has given me an opportunity to deliver some sessions on my own under the watchful eye of our full time coaches. I am really looking forward to doing my level 2 certificate which I will hopefully start early 2017.”

Newcastle United Foundation’s Women and Girls Development Officer, Lisa Bell, added: “We have been really impressed by Codie during her time with the Foundation and we’re delighted that she will continue to be a part of our team.  She has developed hugely as a coach since joining us and we’re very excited by her potential!”

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