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Rugby Academy at Huddersfield New College

Course description

Established in September 2009, the Huddersfield New College Rugby League Academy has continued to grow, recent success has included Yorkshire Cup runners up and semI finalists in the Student Rugby League National Cup (SRL). The academy is open to school leavers (16+) and applicants may be invited to attend trials as part of the selection process. Students will have the opportunity to study a Foundation, Intermediate or Advanced Level course determined by GCSE entry requirements (see college prospectus for details). The Rugby Academy has access to excellent facilities including a new 3G astro turf, new fitness suite and use of the local swimming pool.

Academy players are expected to work hard in both the classroom and in training. Good attendance and progression on a player's chosen study programme is compulsory.

If you would like to be considered for one of the sports academies at Huddersfield New College, please indicate this on your application form. Selection for the academy is by trials, and if you apply you will be invited to trials for your chosen sport.

Course content

Sport Academies

The college offers 4 academies :

Cricket

Men's football

Rugby league

Women's football

The academies allow promising young players to follow a structured training programme in a professional environment whilst studying for AS/A levels or a BTEC extended diploma.

Our academies involve specific coaching sessions, and a programme of sports science support including strength training, conditioning, flexibility as well as diet and nutrition.

Academy coaches put in a lot of time with academy players to develop their technical skills, allowing academy teams to compete at the highest level.

Academy players also get the chance to acquire qualifications such as coaching awards and umpiring qualifications. From the academy, students may progress into a career as a professional sports person or alternatively continue with their education and training.

Academy players are expected to work hard in both the classroom and in training. Good attendance and progression on a player's chosen study programme is compulsory.

If you would like to be considered for one of the sports academies at Huddersfield New College, please indicate this on your application form. Selection for the academy is by trials, and if you apply you will be invited to trials for your chosen sport.

Entry requirements

You must apply for a full programme of study alongside the Rugby Academy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Huddersfield New College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: RLM/ACA/18

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