With opportunities to play against professional sports teams, you’ll be able to forge long standing relationships in preparation for a career in sport.

The Academy of Sport offers you a fantastic sport experience, delivered by professionals and highly qualified coaches, to run alongside sport related programmes.

Want to find out more or sign up? Complete the enquiry form further down this page detailing the academy and which educational provision you are interested in.

  • Sport specific training for 2 hours per day
  • Ex-professional sport stars will be involved in delivery of the programme
  • Opportunities to showcase your skills to professional clubs
  • Match programme against academies and professional clubs
  • Coaching opportunities.



Who is involved?

Our Academy of Sport is offered in partnership with many local clubs and great ex-professionals and experienced, highly qualified coaches.

All of our Development Centre coaches are highly qualified with experience in professional clubs. All our staff have links with clubs too from non-league to the top levels of Rugby and Football.

How does it work?

As part of your time with the Academy of Sport, you will be undertaking training specific to your sport, working with professional coaches. You’ll also be studying towards a recognised qualification such as a Sport diploma or one of our BA and BSc degree programmes.

You’ll also take part in an organised league with regular games and a chance to showcase your skills to staff at professional clubs!

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