Level 3 Sport student, Ellie Gutcher plays football for Middlesbrough Academy and Middlesbrough Women’s Youth Team, Lionesses. The talented footballer was initially part of Teesside RTC for 2 years until she joined the Middlesbrough ladies team.
Despite living in Newcastle, Ellie travels to come to Middlesbrough College so she can continue training at the Football Academy alongside her studies, Ellie explained “my course is beneficial to my training and career goals, as I learn about nutrition and health and how this benefits my performance.”
The Academy team is currently progressing to nationals and is top of the league for the North East! Ellie said “the best part of being on the team is the opportunity to travel to away games. I love going up with the other players on the bus!”
Ellie hopes to one day become a professional sportswoman on the England Women’s Team.