HALTWHISTLE Jubilee will be making the step up to Northern Alliance football this season, following a successful campaign in the Tyneside Amateur League. 

On Tuesday, they took on Northern Alliance Division One side Hexham in this year's Clayton Cup final, and earned a 1-0 victory thanks to Callum James' second half strike. The performance saw Haltwhistle Jubilee named Team of the Week. 

A special mention goes to Ovingham Middle School's U13 and U11 girls' football teams, who enjoyed success in their respective county cup competitions. 

Hexham swimmer David Cumberlidge won gold at the Summer Universiade, the world university games in Italy. He won the 50m freestyle with a time of 21.97s, making him only the fourth man in British swimming history to break the 22-second mark in 50m freestyle. Cumberlidge was named Star of the Week.

Special mentions go to Hexham golfer Matty Lamb, who was part of the England team who finished runner-up at the European Men's Team Championship in Sweden, and also to Haydon Bridge High School golfer Alex Heppell, who has been selected to represent the English Schools U18 team. 

Another international athlete is worthy of note. Slaley runner Dan Joyce represented England at the SIAB Schools International event in Swansea, winning the 800m with a time of 1:51.69.  

Team of the Week for August 18 was Haydon Bridge Cricket Club, who won the West Tyne League Division One Knock-out Cup with victory over Humshaugh. 

Star of the Week was Brandon Carr, who became England's senior heavyweight karate champion.