Friday, 27th May 2022

A student football team is looking to raise funds in a charity football bout against their lecturers.


South Shields Marine School’s ‘Winterbottom Wanderers’ was set up by senior marine students, Will Hibbs and Robin Hagan in March 2022.  The team will take on South Shields Marine School teaching staff on Saturday, May 28th at Temple Park, John Reid Road, South Shields, with proceeds going to the Dr Winterbottom Charity - named in honour of Victorian philanthropist, Dr Thomas Masterman Winterbottom whose financial legacy led to the founding, in 1861, of the original marine school.

Simon Ashton, Principal of South Shields Marine School said: “The Dr Winterbottom Charity supports students with grants for short-term educational help enabling them to study and progress more effectively, as well as backing budding college entrepreneurs to start their own business.

This is a great opportunity for young players, students and staff to come together to support the charity and raise awareness in the community.  We hope this will be the first of many events like this.”

Will and Robin, co-founders of the student team also put their creative skills to good use, designing a bespoke team badge, incorporating the college logo. 

The charity match is free to attend and takes place from 2pm – 3.45pm, with the public allowed access from 1pm.

Anyone who would like to contribute to this fundraising event can do so via purchasing raffle tickets at the Marine School entrance on Grosvenor Road, or with donations at the match itself. There will also be a number of prizes up for grabs!

If any students wish to enquire about becoming a part of the South Shields Marine School football team, please contact 


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