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.
Southall Football Academy in partnership with Queens Park Rangers FC.
We currently run three academies: Basketball, Boxing and Football.
Womens 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 the following Fridays - 27 February, 20 March, 30 April, 29 May and 26 June between 15.15-17.00 in the sports hall at Hammersmith.
Will need appropriate sports clothing and footwear and drinking water.
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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!
Upcoming taster days will be held on the following Wednesdays - 25 Feb, 18 March, 29 Apr, 27 May and 24 June between 16.00-18.00 in the exercise studio at Hammersmith.
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.
*NEW* Southall Football Academy in partnership with Queens Park Rangers FC starting September 2014.
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. You must also complete a trial.
The next trial takes place on Wednesday 18 February and Wednesday 15 April at 10.00-13.00. Trials take place at The Hive, Edgware (directions). Players will need boots for astroturf and shin pads, and water.
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 Learner 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
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