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Sports Academy

  • Do you have the desire and motivation to study a full-time academic or vocational course whilst maintaining a focus on the sport you are gifted at?
  • Do you aspire to a future in sport?
  • Can you commit to a training and playing regime together with your studies?

If Yes, the Sport Academy is for you!

  • What is the Sports Academy?

    The Sports Academy is designed to provide an opportunity for talented and gifted sports performers to focus on their chosen sport, in a supportive and specialist environment, whilst also gaining academic and vocational qualifications.

    The Academy benefits from excellent links and partnerships with local organisations including:

    • Exeter City FC
    • Exeter Chiefs & Exeter Chiefs Rugby Academy
    • Exeter Golf and Country Club
    • Exwick Tennis Club
    • Exeter Spartans Basketball Club

    The Sports Academy has produced sports performers and teams of the highest quality - many of which have gone on to study at university level or successful careers within sport. Former Sports Academy students include:

    • Elliot Frear ECFC & Motherwell - Football
    • Billy Searle – Bristol Rugby
    • Marcus Street – Exeter Chiefs & England U20s
    • Shachar Head – World Champions and World Record Holder for Powerlifting – ACES
    • Emily Piper – GB U18 Dragon Boat Squad – ACES
    • Jake Smith GB Running - ACES
    • Jack Pope, Bradley Scott & Grace Jackson The University of Exeter Golf Scholars
    • Hannah Barnes – Team Bath U19 Captain - Netball
    • Ollie Payne – GB U20s Hockey Squad
  • What Academy options are available?

    Our current Sports Academy programmes are:

    • Rugby (Men’s and Women’s)
    • Football (Men’s and women’s)
    • Hockey (Men’s and Women’s)
    • Basketball (Men’s)
    • Netball
    • Tennis
    • Golf
    • Cricket (Men’s and Women’s)
    • ACES (Advanced Conditioning for Elite Students) - This scheme creates a unique environment to help Elite sports performers gain specific conditioning for their respective sports
  • How do I join?

    You will need to gain the required grades/entry criteria for your chosen full time college course. You will need to apply for your academic course separately. You can apply online or download the paper based application form and return it to us. You will be called for an Interview for your academic course with a member of your chosen faculty.

    Individual Sports Academy costs:

    You will be asked to make a contribution to the cost of the Sports Academy. Prices exclude Sports Academy Kit, Second year students do not need to purchase new kit.

  • How can I find out more?

    For more information on the Exeter College Sports Academy contact:
    Chris Wall (Sports Academy Coordinator)
    Exeter College,
    Victoria House,
    33/36 Queen Street,
    EX4 4SR

    Telephone: 01392 400309

Sports Academy Brochure

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