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Sports Academies

The College offers the following Sports Academies:

Boys’ Football • Girls’ Football • Boys’ Cricket • Girls’ Cricket

Our Sports Academies offer you a fantastic opportunity to develop and excel in football and cricket. The College has partnerships with Daisy Hill FC and the Bolton Cricket League and is supported by the Lancashire Cricket Board.

Application Process

If you wish to apply for a place on one of the academies, you should indicate in the box on the main application form. You will be invited for a standard admissions interview and once you have been offered a place you will be invited to attend trials which will take place
in April and May 2018. References can also be submitted from relevant sports teachers at your school or your sports coach to support your application.

Benefits of Attending the Sports Academies:

  • Individualised high quality coaching delivered by our specialist coaches
  • Individualised high quality coaching delivered by our specialist coaches
  • Access to a sports rehabilitator and therapist
  • Full Academy training kit
  • Compete in National Academy Leagues and British Colleges Framework
  • Acquire coaching and officiating qualifications

Training Sessions, Venues and Facilities:

  • Football training and Academy fixtures take place at the new 4G training facility at Hacken Lan
  • Football training and Academy fixtures take place at the new 4G training facility at Hacken Lane
  • Cricket training takes place at Bolton Indians
  • Cricket Academy fixtures take place at a variety of top quality local clubs

Academy teams compete in regular fixtures and competitions against other colleges on Wednesday afternoons. Each Academy runs alongside academic classes and all students will follow a full-time programme of study.

Academy Sessions Include:

  • Speed and agility
  • Skill development
  • Performance techniques
  • Video analysis
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Etiquette and conduct
  • Fitness instruction