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Steve McClaren Academy

Launched in 2020, the Steve McClaren Academy aims to support the development of elite junior golfers in the North East of England.

Simon heads up the programme, offering coaching and game management tuition at Close House while working with players regularly both in person and remotely.


Meanwhile, former Middlesbrough footballer Stuart Parnaby supports players with strength and conditioning, while Steve’s son Josh provides sports psychology support


"Being involved in this programme has been amazing. The commitment and energy of the kids is inspiring. The kids and I can’t thank Steve enough for this opportunity.

“The aim of the programme is to launch the careers of elite golfers and the professionals of the future though specially tailored fortnightly sessions with our team. Being part of the academy is a big commitment, but our aim is to identify and fully support a few selected players with everything they need to make it to the very top of the game.”

Simon Robinson

“I thought it would be a good idea to get the best juniors in this area, form a little academy, and see if we can take them right through by giving them the very best opportunity to reach their potential. If they work hard and are dedicated, we will see where it goes.”

Former England, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren

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