Alex Nicholson

Alex is a professional footballer coming through Newcastle United academy as a youngster, representing Wales at international level U16s and U21s and impressively won the FA Vase final at Wembley Stadium in 2017. Although he still plays at professional level his real passion is coaching and he started Dugout, a coaching academy, in 2018. “I felt I had a lot to give back to younger athletes/players. We then started the Football Academy 2018 to bridge the gap between grassroots football and professional academy football for local players from U7-U14 and to give them a pathway from their junior teams to develop further with us.”

Alex is a true Northumbrian and whilst he doesn’t have a favourite place (other than on the golf courses) he can be found out cycling on the nice, quiet and winding roads that Northumbria has become famous for in the cycling community.

Most importantly Alex is a big coffee taking his coffee black, his favourite Caribe Coffee is our Jaguar Microlot (theres a trend here…)

Dugout is an inclusive training venue and offers personal training as well as the football academy. We are happy to say Caribe Coffee Co. have sponsored the academy's training kit this year and can't wait to watch some games. You can follow Alex and Dugout on Instagram @dugout_elite_performance and on twitter @dugoutcoaching.

Contact Dugout Academy for personal training and more at:


Phone: 01670 751511