The BCA Netball Academy will effectively combine further education, whilst developing sporting potential alongside studying a full time course. Netball Academy students will receive specialist netball coaching from experienced and qualified coaches in a professional environment, including our brand new indoor and outdoor netball court.

Alongside participating in one of our academies, students will also be encouraged to gain netball-related qualifications by offering access to complete umpire, coaching courses and community leader’s awards.

Who can join the programme?

Any one of our full time college students can apply to be in the Netball Academy. Previous playing experience is desirable.

What are the benefits?

  • Frequent netball coaching
  • Training programme and nutritional advice
  • Access to local club links and leagues
  • Regular strength and conditioning sessions
  • Competitive fixtures in the British Colleges Leagues, local leagues and including BCA’s own full competitive calendar
  • Encourages the skills of those who wish to coach, umpire and progress in the sport

College Expectations

At BCA, we pride ourselves on our ‘student athlete’ ethos, and have very clear expectations for all Academy of Sport students.

  • You must evidence outstanding attendance upon your course and during training
  • All assignment work must be handed in on time
  • Your behaviour must be excellent and worthy of role model status
  • You must meet all other individual course expectations
  • Be smartly dressed in Academy of Sport attire on competition days

Once students display all of these attributes, then they will be considered to represent the College in their chosen sport.

Where does it take place?

BCA are extremely proud to boast a beautiful 400 acre estate with stunning surroundings. Amongst all of this we have our own sports and fitness centre, indoor netball court and performance gym on site, so travelling to external training venues is not necessary.

Is there any cost involved?

Netball Academy students are expected to invest in the official Netball Academy training kit package. Academy of Sport students are clearly identifiable by their unique apparel which is deliberately different to course related clothing.

How do I apply?

We hold trial dates throughout each academic year and any potential Academy of Sport students are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. Remember, you need to be on a full time college course to apply for one of our academies.

If you have any further questions please contact the Sport department on or call 01628 827425.