Welcome to the home of TEAM NEAD

Here at North East Athletic Development we offer strength and conditioning training on a group or 1-2-1 basis; we specialise in junior strength and conditioning, developing strong, confident young athletes. 

Our coaches come with a wealth of knowledge in the field of S&C gained from years of experience, enabling them to help our team members move towards their goals through specific programming, guidance and encouragement all within our fit for purpose private gym facility.

Please feel free to get in touch with any questions on our website chat or social media platforms, we look forward to hearing from you.



Ross Graham



Ross has extensive experience in leisure having worked for some of the largest leisure companies in the UK. An ex international gymnast, Ross brings a wealth of experience to the industry with a strong depth in knowledge and understanding of what it takes to be the best.

Ross believes firmly in the principles behind gymnastics conditioning in relation to athlete development with a key focus on athlete robustness.

Laura Dawson

Having competed for Scotland, England and Great Britain at both junior and senior level, Laura knows what it takes both mentally and physically to perform at a high level in sport. With a wealth of knowledge acquired from 15 years of competitive swimming which took her overseas to America on a D1 university scholarship, as well as studying psychology at both undergraduate and master’s degree levels; Laura can offer a holistic approach to training, helping athletes reach that next level in sporting success through the use of psychology and S&C training. Outside of the gym, Laura offers 1-2-1 services in sports and counselling psychology.
Jordan Thompson

Jordan has a wealth of knowledge gained from years of experience in creating training programs fit for purpose. With a background in both football and strength training, Jordan has a great understanding of what is needed for an elite athlete to perform at the highest level.
Florence Springle

Florence is a fantastic asset to our team, first as an athlete and now as a coach. Her background in competitive ice skating led her to join our team and over her time with us she has built an incredible level of strength and learned the practice of great form; she is now able to pass these skills on to the next generation of athletes here at NEAD, all while continuing her successful career in ice skating.


Our Address:

Blue Flames Sporting Club, Whitley Road, Benton.

NE12 9SF

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