The Sports Academy gives 16-18 students the chance to undergo sport training alongside their vocational or academic course at the college.

We offer basketball, cricket, rugby and netball, all linked with local clubs.

Students benefit from high-quality coaching, first-class training facilities, inter-college matches and the opportunity to gain coaching qualifications.

Alongside their full-time studies, students train and compete to a good standard, developing their playing ability and fitness levels alongside their career prospects.

The Sports Academy has also trained students who have progressed to professional, semi-professional and national league clubs in the UK.

Some have gained scholarships to American universities and several have played professionally in the USA and Brazil.

  • Upcoming Sports Academy Trials

    Register your interest in becoming one of our players for season 2022-2023 at Uxbridge College Sports Academy. We hold trials regularly for our intake for upcoming seasons.  Your sports academy programme will run in conjunction with your studies at Uxbridge College. 

    Please Note: You must be aged 16-18 when the course starts in September 2022.

    Upcoming Trials (Follow link below to register your interest): 

    We have no trials coming up now. Watch this space for the next dates.

     

  • Football Academy

    The Uxbridge College Football Development Centre is a full-time programme of study combined with professional football development and coaching to a high standard. The programme offers structured training and games and is aimed at Boys & Girls, 16-18 year olds (Years 12, 13, 14) who can choose from a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. There is also the opportunity to gain the FA level 1 coaching award as well as other coaching qualifications.

    In addition to the outstanding teaching on the academic course, the players train at least twice a week, and get the chance to play in the AoC Sports league and the Middlesex FA Cup, as well as various cup competitions and tournaments. The success and quality of the Football Development Centre is highlighted by the fact that both the Uxbridge College first and second teams continuously finish in the leading positions of their respective divisions and the second team being crowned 2017/2018 Middlesex champions.

    What you can expect

    • Excellent pastoral care and advice through the college’s EPR (Employability, progression and review) tutorial system.
    • Outstanding academic provision from the college.
    • Excellent Careers and Guidance programme.
    • Excellent Football education through the coaching and games programme, including technical and tactical development, physical and psychological development.
    • Professional football advice from Chelsea FC.
    • Guest speakers from Chelsea FC and other football and sports professionals.
    • Injury and rehabilitation management through a sports therapist.
    • Ongoing sports performance management and analysis.
    • Expert nutrition advice and guidance.
    • Opportunity to play in matches at the Chelsea FC training ground in Cobham.
    • A Training kit package.
    • Links to various local non-league football clubs.

    Progression routes

    • Higher Education – University study.
    • Access to and guidance with University study in the USA and soccer scholarship programmes.
    • Full-time and part-time employment.

    We recently launched our football academy for Women in February 2022. Take a look at the video below for an introduction. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Basketball Academy

    The Uxbridge College Basketball Academy is a full-time programme of study combined with professional basketball development and coaching to a high standard. The programme offers structured training and games and is aimed at 16-18 year olds (Years 12, 13, 14) who can choose from a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. There is also the opportunity to gain the England Basketball level 1 coaching, table officiating and referee’s award as well as other coaching qualifications.

    Students also benefit from a range of opportunities offered by being in association with the Thames Valley Cavaliers Basketball Club, including free entry to all first team matches, opportunity to play in the National League, guest speakers, work experience and the opportunity to have your basketball skills and ability developed by qualified Thames Valley Cavaliers Basketball Club coaches.

    In addition to the outstanding teaching on the academic course, the players train at least twice a week, and get the chance to play in the Academy Basketball League as well as various cup competitions and tournaments.

    What you can expect

    • Excellent pastoral care and advice through the college’s EPR (Employability, progression and review) tutorial system.
    • Outstanding academic provision from the college.
    • Excellent Careers and Guidance programme.
    • Excellent Basketball education through the coaching and games programme, including technical and tactical development, physical and psychological development.
    • Expert basketball advice from Thames Valley Cavaliers Basketball Club
    • Guest speakers from Thames Valley Cavaliers Basketball Club and other basketball and sports professionals.
    • Injury and rehabilitation management through a sports therapist.
    • Ongoing sports performance management and analysis.
    • Expert nutrition advice and guidance.
    • Opportunity to play in matches in the National League for the Thames Valley Cavaliers Basketball Club
    • A Training kit package.

    Progression routes

    • Higher Education – University study.
    • Access to and guidance with University study in the USA and scholarship programmes.
    • Full-time and part-time employment.

  • Cricket Academy

    The Uxbridge College Cricket Academy is a full-time programme of study combined with professional Cricket development and coaching to a high standard. The programme offers structured training and games and is aimed at 16-18 year olds (Years 12, 13, 14) who can choose from a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. There is also the opportunity to gain the ECB level 1 coaching award as well as other coaching qualifications.

    The Uxbridge College Cricket Academy is working in collaboration with Uxbridge Cricket Club. Students benefit from a range of opportunities offered by being in association with Uxbridge Cricket Club, including the opportunity to play competitively for Uxbridge Cricket Club, guest speakers, work experience and the opportunity to have your Cricket skills and ability developed by qualified Uxbridge Cricket Club coaches.

    In addition to the outstanding teaching on the academic course, the players train at least once a week, and get the chance to play in the AoC Competition and the Middlesex Cup as well as various cup competitions and tournaments.

    What you can expect

    • Excellent pastoral care and advice through the college’s EPR (Employability, progression and review) tutorial system.
    • Outstanding academic provision from the college.
    • Excellent Careers and Guidance programme.
    • Excellent Cricket education through the coaching and games programme, including technical and tactical development, physical and psychological development.
    • Expert Cricket advice from Uxbridge Cricket Club
    • Guest speakers from Uxbridge Cricket Club and other cricket and sports professionals.
    • Injury and rehabilitation management through a sports therapist.
    • Ongoing sports performance management and analysis.
    • Expert nutrition advice and guidance.
    • Opportunity to play in matches in for Uxbridge Cricket Club.
    • A Training kit package.

    Progression routes

    • Higher Education – University study.
    • Full-time and part-time employment.

  • Netball Academy

    The Uxbridge College Netball Academy is a full-time programme of study combined with professional Netball development and coaching to a high standard. The programme offers structured training and games and is aimed at 16-19 year olds (Years 12, 13, 14) who can choose from a wide range of academic and vocational subjects. There is also the opportunity to gain the Netball level 1 coaching award as well as other coaching qualifications.

    Students benefit from a range of opportunities offered by being in association with London Pulse, including opportunity to play competitively in the National League, guest speakers, work experience and the opportunity to have your basketball skills and ability developed by qualified London Pulse coaches.

    In addition to the outstanding teaching on the academic course, the players train at least once a week, and get the chance to play in the AoC Netball League as well as various cup competitions and tournaments.

    What you can expect

    • Excellent pastoral care and advice through the college’s EPR (Employability, progression and review) tutorial system.
    • Outstanding academic provision from the college.
    • Excellent Careers and Guidance programme.
    • Excellent Netball education through the coaching and games programme, including technical and tactical development, physical and psychological development.
    • Expert Netball advice 
    • Guest speakers and other netball and sports professionals.
    • Injury and rehabilitation management through a sports therapist.
    • Ongoing sports performance management and analysis.
    • Expert nutrition advice and guidance.
    • Opportunity to play in competitive matches
    • A training kit package.

    Progression routes

    • Higher Education – University study.
    • Full-time and part-time employment.