Former Middlesbrough, Southampton and Darlington star Neil Maddison has a new role after signing on as a coach at Middlesbrough College. The appointment is good news for the College, which is in the process of developing its Sports Academies as part of the new £6.5 million Middlesbrough College Sixth Form Centre – known as MC6. The new MC6 Sixth Form Centre will include a state-of-the-art 4G astro turf pitch along with modern changing facilities which will also be open to the public seven days a week.

Deputy director of sport, Paul Watt, said: “As well as these qualifications, Neil brings invaluable experience of both playing and coaching professional football. This really gives the students who come to Middlesbrough College the best possible coaching experience alongside their academic commitments.”

Josh Keeble, 16, who lives locally in Guisborough and is in his first year of a Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Sports Coaching and Fitness, said: “Neil really knows what he’s doing, he’s played the game, he’s been a coach and he’s been a manager so if he tells you to do something it’s very difficult to argue with him.”

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