Dean Critchlow (Director of Coaching)

Place of Birth:    North Shields, England
Contact No.:    0451 557 270

Dean Critchlow has overseen the development and growth of the Eagles players skills, coaching and referee programs since he joined the club in 2015. His skills on the football field are matched by his ability to remember the names and faces of all the players. Dean is a much loved coach who literally knows everyone by name at the club.

Playing Background 

My playing career began in earnest at Newcastle United F.C. Academy where I spent seven years as both a schoolboy and a full time scholar. Whilst a full time scholar I played for both the Reserve and Under 18’s teams, alongside and against international and Premier League players such as Fraser Forster, Tim Krul, James Triosi, Andy Carroll, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson. 

Having been released by Newcastle United at the age of eighteen I combined my education, coaching and playing, receiving a scholarship at Northumbria University and turning out for a number of teams in the Northern League in England. 


Academic Qualifications:

2008 – 2011 Sports Development with Coaching Degree (Northumbria University)
         – Second Class Degree with Upper Honours (2:1)

2005 – 2007 BTEC National Certificate in (Newcastle College)
         – Sport Performance and Excellence (Double Distinction)

2002 – 2005 10 GCSE’s (Whitley Bay High School) 

         – A-C Grades including A* for Physical Education



Coaching Qualifications:

Level 3  UEFA B Certificate in Coaching Football 

              FFA Level 3 Football Certificate 

              FFA Football Conditioning License

Level 3  AfPe Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of P.E and School Sport 

Level 2  F.A Youth Module Award 

Level 2  I.F.A Certificate in Coaching Disabled Footballers  

Level 2  YMCA Certificate In Fitness Instructing

Level 1  Strength & Conditioning for Football 

              FA Licensed Coaches Club Member

              F.A Safeguarding and Protecting Young Children 

              FA Emergency Aid Certificate


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