From council job to professional footballer

Radio 5 live visits the other side of Tyneside football, the Conference team Gateshead FC.

In contrast to their giant neighbours north of the Tyne, Newcastle United, Gateshead FC survived on part-time players until promotion last season.

5 live meets James Curtis, whose life has been transformed from working for the local council, to full-time professional football player.

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