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

Rosemary, Former Sixth Form Pupil

Rosemary took Psychology, Biology and English at A-Level and achieved two A*s and an A. She is now studying Occupational Therapy at the University of Southampton.

“Gloucestershire College has been really good, especially the Disability Support team. I have M.E. and the College has really supported me. I decided to study Occupational Therapy because of my own personal experience, and I just love chatting to people!"