The football star and college lecturer has been called up again
to play on the Northern Ireland squad in their current European
Championship Qualifiers for the EURO 2017 qualifiers.
The team has so far faced Italy away and are due to play Georgia
at home and then Czech Republic away this month.
Sarah, who has been a lecturer at Northumberland College since
the College launched its Academy in September 2015, currently plays
for Durham City in the Super-league and trains at least three times
a week as part of a strict training programme for Northern
Sarah said: "Football is my passion and I love playing here in
the North East as well as representing Northern Ireland.
Being able to coach in the College's Football Academy and share
my skills and experience with the students is great."
Modules within the Football Academy include sports coaching,
placements, physiology, anatomy, health and safety and fitness.
Students also get the chance to play for the Northumberland
College Football team who recently made it down to the last four of
the National Men's Knockout Cup, ahead of all other North East
The Academy will continue to grow, with second and third exams
being established next term.
Simon Chalk, Academy Head of Sport at Northumberland College
said: "Our Football Academy has been created to lead our
students to careers such as semi-professional players, football
coach, football development officer or facility manager.
Our students have the use of two dedicated football pitches and
changing facilities, use of Hirst Welfare all-weather pitch and
Ashington Football Club.
Having a professional like Sarah as a mentor and tutor to our
students is fantastic. Myself, the students and all the staff at
Northumberland College wish Sarah the best of luck."