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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) and submit it with your Exeter College Application Form. You will also be asked to supply references from your coach to support your application.
    • Please email your form to chriswall@exe-coll.ac.uk or post to Chris Wall, Exeter College, Sports Academy, Hele Road, Exeter, EX4 4JS.
      PDF icon  Sports Academy Player Information Form in PDF
      Microsoft Word icon  Sports Academy Player Information Form in Word
    • 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,
    Hele Road,
    Exeter,
    Devon,
    EX4 4JS

    Telephone: 01392 400309
    Email: chriswall@exe-coll.ac.uk

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