Academy of Sport

Our sports academy programmes here at BCA offer gifted sports people the opportunity to nurture and develop their sporting talents whilst studying to gain a recognised qualification.

Academy of interest?


If you are skilled, hard-working, motivated and committed then BCA has everything you need to take you to the next level in your sporting journey.

The academy programmes are on offer to all 16-19 year old learners on full-time study programmes and involve a full package of expert coaching, tailored nutrition plans, individual strength and conditioning programmes and as well as medical support. As part of one of our sports academies there will be a variety of opportunities for individuals to represent the college in national and international leagues and competitions.

BCA are extremely proud to boast a beautiful 400 acre estate with stunning surroundings. Amongst all of this we have some outstanding sports facilities on site, including:

  • Modern, state of the art sport and fitness centre
  • 4 changing rooms with separate changing facilities for officials
  • Strength & Conditioning gym
  • 3 full size football pitches & 1 seven a side football pitch with portable floodlights
  • 1 rugby pitch
  • Indoor and outdoor netball court
  • Unique 5 mile running route with optional obstacle trail
  • Trim trail
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing facilities
  • High & low rope courses
  • Archery range

Follow one of the links on the right to check out more about our academies.

If you are interested in one of these programmes, trials will be taking place throughout the year. To book onto one of our trials apply now or email for more information.

Sport Academy Trial Dates 17-18

Mens Football03/04/1810:00 - 13:00
26/05/1810:00 - 13:00
Ladies Football26/05/1810:00 - 13:00
Mens Rugby13/04/1810:30 - 13:00
01/06/1810:30 - 13:00
Ladies Rugby12/04/1810:30 - 13:00
31/05/1810:30 - 13:00
Netball30/03/1814:00 - 16:00
25/05/1814:00 - 16:00