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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
    • Cullompton RFC
    • Fitness First
    • Exeter Golf and Country Club
    • University of Exeter’s Tennis and Cricket Centre's
    • Exeter Mixed Martial Arts Centre
    • Exwick Tennis 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 and Scott Bennett Exeter City FC
    • Richard Bolt Harlequins Rugby Union
    • Mica Evans England U20 Women’s Rugby
    • Simon Cooper Triathlon GB Olympic Talent Programme
    • Harry Snow Youth Class Supercross Championships
    • Harrison Greenberry – Golf England U18 & finished 8th in International U21 tournament
    • Eleanor Parker - Surf Life Saving Great Britain Squad
    • Sophie Hutchings – Rowing U18 GB Junior trials
  • What Academy options are available?

    Our current Sports Academy programmes are:

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

    You should gain the required grades/entry criteria for your full time college course.

    • Complete the Sports Academy Player Information Form (download below). You will also be asked to supply references from your coach to support your application.
    • Please email your form to or post to Chris Wall, Sports Academy, Victoria House, 33/36 Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 4SR.
      PDF icon  Sports Academy Player Information Form
    • You will be invited to attend trials or meetings to discuss your individual sport.
    • You will be asked to make a contribution to the cost of the Sports Academy. See below.

    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

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