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SPORTS ACADEMIES

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Elite training for students devoted to excellence in sport

Our sports academies are the perfect opportunity for those athletes looking to achieve high levels of performance alongside their academic courses. Students will receive expert coaching and sport science support within their training and match schedules. The College's sports academies are available to students who can demonstrate talent in any one of the following areas: athletics, basketball, football, netball, rowing, rugby or volleyball. Students receive dedicated coaching each week, access to top level competitions, video and performance analysis, tuition in tactics, nutritional advice, individual fitness assessments and individual tailor-made training programmes.

Richmond upon Thames College runs academies in the following sports:
Football
Volleyball
Rugby
Basketball
Netball

All the College's sports academies recruit on the basis of either trials or achievement/experience. Two of our sports (volleyball and rowing) can accommodate beginners as these are often not offered at school.

All academies will follow a training and competitive programme including the British College Championships. Athletes are expected to commit to this programme and engage in strength and conditioning schedules, possibly officiating duties and may be offered the opportunity to undertake leadership courses.

Academy costs vary depending on the individual sport – the academy package will be in the region of £50-£150.

To apply for an academy, download and complete the Sports Academies Application Form or read more about applying here.

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