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QUESTIONS

HOW DO I join?

Please fill in our REGISTER INTEREST and form and we’ll be in touch with you soon. 

I'VE REGISTERED AN INTEREST, WHAT'S NEXT?

Once you’ve completed the Register Interest form, we will be in touch to discuss your situation and help you decide the learning package which suits you – including sport and other course/s you’d like to include. We’ll also explain the next steps in our selection process.

HOW DO I ATTEND A TRIAL FOR A SPORTS ACADEMY?

Our acadamies hold Open Events and Trials throughout the year. But we’ll explain all this when you have completed the REGISTER INTEREST form.

We are part of Oaklands College. Our latest academy trials can be found on our EVENTS PAGE.

WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW WHICH COURSE(S) TO CHOOSE?

Please don’t worry. We know you love sport – and we can help you think about what other study is most appropriate for you to put alongside it. 

INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

We are open to applications from outside the UK. Applicants will need to meet the following criteria or equivalent:

  • Have achieved 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, subjects dependent on the chosen course (specific to the qualification, so equivalent to UK entry).
  • Proof of proficiency in English language, i.e. IELTS 5.5, with at least 5.0 in each component, or equivalent.
  • Application is subject to a Tier 4 visa.

Please complete our REGISTER INTEREST form initially and we can guide you from there.

I HAVE A QUESTION THAT ISN'T ON HERE, WHO DO I SPEAK TO?

Each sports academy has a primary contact you can get in touch with

RYAN FRECKLETON – HEAD OF ATHLETICS

01727 737005

 

MICHAEL BALL – HEAD OF BASKETBALL

01727 737469

 

JEZ COX – HEAD OF CYCLING

 

SIMON ARCHER – HEAD OF HOCKEY

01727 737453

 

STEVE CASTLE – HEAD OF MEN’S FOOTBALL ACADEMY

 

CHRIS WARING – HEAD OF RUGBY

01727 737472

 

JOY PORTER – HEAD OF NETBALL

HANNAH PATERSON – JUNIOR PATHWAY LEAD AND EDUCATION OFFICER, OAKLANDS AWFC ACADEMY

NIAMH MCHUGH – WOMEN’S U18 PATHWAY LEAD COACH

Our Contact Centre is the best place to ask any general questions. They are available on 01727 737000, or email . Feel free to check our main website’s FAQs page for general questions and answers.