Players in Hartlepool United Kit on Football Pitch

Join the 16-19 Hartlepool United Shadow Squad

At East Durham College we work in close partnership with Hartlepool United, who use our Peterlee campus as their official training ground.

As a result of this partnership, we are able to offer exciting opportunities for young footballers in our region through the Hartlepool United 16-19 Shadow Squad programme.

Hartlepool United Facebook ad1.jpgWhat Is The Shadow Squad?

Members of the Hartlepool United Shadow Squad gain a number of benefits, including:

  • Get the opportunity to train alongside the Hartlepool United first team
  • Potential to go on to play for Hartlepool United for exceptional players
  • Use our incredible training facilities, including our football pitches, 3G pitch and sports hall
  • Get FREE access to our on-site gym, Impact Health and Fitness
  • Access to FREE physiotherapy as part of the programme
  • Opportunity to gain Hartlepool United match day tickets
  • Choose from our wide range of courses available at East Durham College and be part of the programme, even if you're not studying sport. Sport students may gain even further advantages as part of their course
  • FREE training kit and football boots if signing up for a sports course at East Durham College

Sounds Great - How Do I Apply?

If you'd like to apply to be part of the Hartlepool United Shadow Squad here at East Durham College, simply:

Contact Head of Football (and former Sunderland footballer!) Darren Holloway on:

You can also apply directly on our website by filling in our shadow squad football application form.

Click here to access the form >>