What are Sports Academies?

Our Sports Academies are open to any students who take sport seriously. If your course timetable fits around the training sessions we offer, you can take a place as a Sports Academy student.

Why Should I Join the Sports Academy?

There are plenty of benefits available to Sports Academy students!

  • 6-10 hours professional coaching each week
  • Academy clothing package
  • Post-match analysis
  • Up to a Level 2 Coaching/Officiating Qualification in your sport
  • Progression pathways in your chosen sport to elite teams
  • The opportunity to compete against people of your own age, locally, regionally and nationally
  • Free travel to and from training and matches
  • Representing the College in the BCS West Midlands League and Cup competitions as well as a County Cup and internal competition.

In 2013 we’ll be running the following sports as Sports Academies:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Rugby Union
  • PASS (Preparing Athletes for Sporting Success)

Talk to Will Merivale, our Sports Academy Coordinator, to get started!

Case Study

George has taken on many extra responsibilities at GC including work experience at Oakwood Primary School, where he received excellent feedback on his enthusiasm and rapport with the students. To top this off, George was nominated to carry the Olympic Torch through his hometown, owing to his ability to overcome adversity, and for his infectious positive attitude.

George was awarded Sport Student of the Year at the FE Awards Fortnight 2012.