Sports Academies

Hetton-le-Hole and its surrounding area has a proud sporting tradition. Local clubs such as Hetton Lyons Cricket Club and Eppleton Cricket Club, Hetton Juniors Football Club and Houghton Rugby club all have successful junior teams competing in leagues and which also have strong youth development set-ups. Many of the former players of these clubs have progressed onto top elite sports teams such as Durham CCC, Sunderland FC and Middlesbrough FC.

At Hetton School, we pride ourselves in our sporting achievements. At the top of this are our young footballers and cricketers. In the past few years our school teams have won the County Cups, the Sunderland Inter City Cup and reached several finals in both football and Cricket. This is credit to the skill and commitment of our own staff who have coached and supported our students to such success.

Many of the ex-students of Hetton School have progressed to represent a top club and England at a range of levels including first class representation. These include Ryan Pringle, Graeme Welch, Ben Whitehead, Cain Sykes, Alex Storey and Bradley James along with other talented athletes.

We would like to thank our working partnership between Durham Cricket Board, Sunderland Foundation of Light, VigorRugby and Hougton Rugby Club.

Sports Academies Application Form here
Sports Academies Brochure here

Kit is available from the following places:

Cricket Lorrimer’s sports Hetton School Cricket Kit
Football Total Sport NE – 0191 567 9043
Rugby kit form from Hetton School Office – 0191 562 3322