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.

*NEW* Southall Football Academy in partnership with Queens Park Rangers FC starting September 2014. Trials will take place at Spikes Bridge Park on August 27 - 30 between 10am and 1pm.

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

Sports Academy

*NEW* Womens Basketball Academy starting September 2014.

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 will be held at: Hammersmith Campus, Sports Hall from 2-4 pm August 26 - 28.

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Sports 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, just apply!

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.



Sports Academy

*NEW* Southall Football Academy in partnership with Queens Park Rangers FC starting September 2014. Trials will take place at Spikes Bridge Park on August 27 - 29 from 10am to 1pm.

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 purchase the full QPR training and playing kit which will cost approx £150.

Hammersmith Football Academy - Open Trials/Pre-Season August 26 - 28 at Linford Christie Stadium from 10am to 2pm .

Please arrive to trials ready with full playing kit. You will have to complete a College application form before you can take part. You can alternatively contact our Course Information Centre who will book you in for a trial. Trials will be immediately followed by an interview on the same day.

How to Apply to the Academy

Click on a suitable level and complete the application form:

Boxing Academy
Men’s Football Academy
Basketball Academy
BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sports
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport



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