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Northumbria has historically always had a football team to be proud of, and our current team is no different.
Under the stewardship of Sgt Craig Cook and PC John Boddy we have two former players who have been part of the Force football team for years. They are ably assisted by Chief Superintendent Brad Howe and DS Bri Smith. Their tactical approach and infectious enthusiasm for the game has created renewed optimism and a belief that Northumbria can once again be regarded as the best team in the country.
In addition to the PSUK Cup (National Competition), which they reached the final in 2016/2017 they compete in the newly formed Emergency Services League (ESFL) and The National Affinity Cup, as well as taking part in local friendly games, and take part in community engagement events including tournaments, raising funds and awareness for a number of charities.
The team boasts a high standard of players who have competed (or still competing) at Northern Alliance, Wearside League and even professional levels.
After being stooped by COVID, The teams have seen an injection of funds, with great help and assisitance from NPSSC and The Police Federation, that has enabled the team to have a whole new kit that reflects the professionalism of the team and organisation as a whole.
The management are always looking for players who can maintain (and improve) current standards. If you would like to be involved, please contact the management team of:
SGT 2782 Cook
PC 3857 Boddy
PSUK Group game against North Yorkshire Police.
A very well earned, and hard fought 3-1 win in very difficult conditions, against a very strong opponent.
Northumbria played South Yorkshire in our second PSUK group game.
A game that could have gone either way, in a tight scrappy game.
Our goals coming from Martin Hopps and a last minute winner from Conor Towes.
That’s 2 wins out of 2 topping the group as it stands
Our game v Durham is confirmed for 8th November 2018 @ Nissan 7.30ko