We are delighted that Year 11 Leaver, Cole Kiernan, has been signed up to Sunderland AFC’s Scholarship Programme and is well on the road to becoming a professional footballer in the coming years.

Cole has been a star at Sunderland’s Academy Programme and has attended day release throughout his time at English Martyrs.  Cole has fought off stiff competition to embark on this stage and we were delighted to welcome Don Peattie (Head of Education and Welfare at SAFC) into EMS to sign a shirt as gift to the school to celebrate the partnership the School has with the Club, Cole and his parents.

Mr Bewley (Head of PE),  Miss Malcolmson (Cole’s Tutor Form Tutor) and Mr Blackwood (Cole’s Pastoral Manager) deserve extra credit for the support they have given him.

We wish Cole all the best and look forward to watching his career progress.  A future celebrity guest speaker for the annual Awards Night? – Watch this space.