Link Sport Professionals

As part of our commitment to excellence and participation in sport at Newcastle School for Boys, we are proud to host a unique initiative – our association with link professionals in each of the School’s main sports:

Rugby – Dave Walder, former England, Newcastle Falcons and Wasps fly half now back at the Falcons on the coaching staff

Football – Steve Harper, long-serving Premier League goalkeeper at Newcastle United and now academy goalkeeping coach for the club.

Cricket – Marcus North, Australian international test player

Each of these experienced and highly successful sports professionals serve Newcastle School for Boys in an advisory capacity, freely sharing their expertise and experience for the benefit of the boys and the School’s teachers and coaches.

Dave Walder


Dave Walder enjoyed a long and successful professional playing career as fly half for Newcastle Falcons, Wasps and England. Dave first signed for the Falcons in 1999.  He was an integral part of the club’s success over the next few years, scoring 760 points in 140 appearances.  He scored the winning try in the 2001 […]

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Marcus North


Marcus North is an Australian international cricketer who represented his country in 21 test matches and two one day internationals.  Born in Melbourne, Marcus, a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spinner grew up in Western Australia for whom he made his first-class debut in 1999.  He first played in the English county championship for Durham in […]

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Steve Harper


Newcastle School for Boys is delighted to welcome Premier League goalkeeper Steve Harper as its football coaching professional.  He is highly qualified having obtained the level 4 UEFA A coaching licence. A highly respected, model professional, Steve spent 20 seasons at Newcastle United having signed for them in 1993.  He played in the 1999 FA […]

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Over 95% of boys achieving all A* to C grades at GCSE*

*based on 2015 results

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