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:

Monday 24 August - 14.00-16.00
Tuesday 25 August - 14.00-16.00
Wednesday 26 August - 14.00-16.00
Friday 28 August - 13.00-15.00
Tuesday 1 September - 14.00-16.00
Wednesday 2 September - 14.00-16.00
Friday 4 September - 13.00-15.00

These will be held in the sports hall at Hammersmith and you will need appropriate sports clothing, footwear and drinking water.

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:

Monday 24 August - 14.00-16.00
Tuesday 25 August- 14.00-16.00
Wednesday 26 August- 14.00-16.00
Wednesday 2 September - 14.00-16.00
Thursday 3 September - 14.00-16.00

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.

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.

Trials will take place on:

Tuesday 25 August - 10.00-13.00
Wednesday 26 August - 10.00-13.00
Tuesday 1 September - 10.00-13.00
Wednesday 2 September - 10.00-13.00
Friday 4 September - 10.00-13.00

These will be held at the Linford Christie stadium
. You will be invited to a trial after application. Apply now.

If successful, you will also need to purchase the full QPR training and playing kit which will cost approx £150.



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