The College’s Sports Academy enables sports stars of the future to pursue their sporting ambition while obtaining any of the full-time Sports qualifications on offer. As part of our programme, learners receive a minimum of 10 hours coaching per week.
On top of this, we offer our student athletes a variety of employability qualifications to help establish a career in the sports industry. In recent years, some of our students have been employed as coaches at professional football clubs.
We currently offer an academy programme in football and basketball and we have plans for other sports in the future such as the launch of our boxing academy in 2014. The academy will give young people the chance to develop their skills in a sport that has seen a massive increase in participation following the success at London 2012.
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. 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.
In partnership with QPR Football Club and Let Me Play
As a member of the Sports Academy, students work alongside highly skilled professional coaches and fitness staff. As ambassadors of the College, they compete in elite leagues, cups and competitions such as the BSC Elite Academy League. Academy students also have exclusive access to a number of specialised field trips, visits and tours around the world.
Academy Trials 2014
Trials will be held at: Hammersmith Campus, Sports Hall from 2-4 pm on the following dates:
Trials will be held at: the Linford Christie Stadium from 10-1 pm on the following dates:
17th & 18th February
14th & 15th April
26th & 27th May
16th & 17th June
Register your interest here
For more detailed information about our sports academies and to apply click on the links below:
We are one of the only colleges working with a Premiership Football Club and a leading Basketball Organisation.