Sports Academy

The College’s Sports Academy gives students with a talent in sport the chance to pursue their sporting ambition while completing a full time sports qualification.

As part of the programme, learners receive a minimum of 10 hours coaching per week. On top of this, we offer our student athletes a number of employability qualifications to not only help them progress as athletes, but to give them the chance to establish a career in the sports industry.

We currently run three academies: Basketball, Boxing and Football.


Sports Academy

Basketball Academy

Students aged between 16-19 work with coaches who have years of experience in helping players maximise their potential. Each player on the academy programme receives a personalised development plan and works closely on the specialised aspects of their game. Players also get the opportunity to take part in tours and gain exposure on the international basketball circuit in Europe and the USA.

Trials take place on:

23 March 2016 - 3pm-5pm and Academic Interview at 5-6pm.

13 April 2016 - 3pm to 5pm and Academic Interview at 5-6pm.

3 and 12 June 2016 - 3.30pm to 4.30pm and Academic Interview at 4.30pm to 5.00pm.

All trials will take place at the Hammersmith Campus in the Sports Hall. Trialists must bring appropriate sports kit and footwear to complete the practical element along with any existing/predicted grades and references from school for the academic interview.

You will be invited to a trial after application. Apply now.

Check out our Basketball microsite!


Sports Academy

Boxing Academy

With only one other established academy in London, this is a rare opportunity for students to nurture their boxing talent while gaining a recognised qualification.

Our partner organisation, Get Set Go Sport, is well established in the boxing world and provides experienced coaches who have competed across the world. No trials are necessary, so you can apply now.

Upcoming taster days will be held on:

9 March 2016

23 March 2016

20 April 2016
4 May 2016
8 June 2016
22 June 2016

These will be held in the exercise studio at Hammersmith. To attend a taster session, you will need to register.

There will be opportunities for students to gain a number of additional qualifications such as judges and coaches awards to enhance their chances of progress in this field. Here's a video featuring our boxing academy on the World Series Boxing website.



Trials take place on:
12 and 26 April 2016
10 and 24 May 2016
7 June 2016

All trials will take place at the Hammersmith Campus Sports Hall between 5-6pm. Learners will need to bring appropriate sports kit and footwear.

We will also be holding an open tournament in June which all trialists/applicants will be invited to attend.

Sports Academy

Football Academy

Our Queens Park Rangers FC managed football academy offers elite level training from professional coaches while studying on one of the College’s full time sports programmes.

Players aged between 16-19 train with QPR coaches as they would in a professional club at a range of top training facilities. The team participates in the competitive British Colleges Sport elite league once a week and trains 3 times a week.

To join our football academy you will need to apply first, then complete a trial.

Trial Game: Wednesday 1 June 10am at Spikesbridge Park, Southall

Trial Game: Tuesday 5 July 10am & Final Selection and Interview process: Wednesday 6 July 10am-2pm at Spikesbridge Park, Southall,

Trials are held at Spikesbridge Park, West Avenue, Southall, UB1 2AR between 10am-1pm. Trialists must attend all days of the trial. Information on courses available to study alongside the football academy programme will be available on the last day of each trial which is when academic interviews will also take place. Applicants must bring appropriate football kit and boots for 3G surface, plus any existing/predicted grades and references from school.