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Welcome to Wigan Warriors Performance and Education Academy

Welcome to the Wigan Warriors Performance and Education Academy

The Academy provides an exciting opportunity for talented Rugby League
players and Sports minded students who are looking for a career in Sport.
All programmes provide the perfect mix of qualifications combined with a performance training schedule, work experience and competitive games programme at one of the most famous Rugby League Clubs in the world. Consistent with the club ethos the Academy prides its self on cultivating a winning attitude and enabling students to achieve the highest levels possible.

About us

Wigan Warriors Performance and Education Academy.
If you want to progress in Sport, the Warriors Performance & Education Academy is for you. Unlike other courses the Performance and Education Academy provides high profile input and support from Warriors Performance Staff and the opportunity to observe and interact with the first team.
Throughout your chosen course you will:
With the appropriate GCSE Grades A to D, you can choose between our Level 2 and Level 3 courses in Sport. Learners can study all aspects of the game including Coaching, Playing, Officiating, Sports Science and Event Management, leading into careers as diverse as Physiotherapy, PE teaching, Coaching, Strength & Conditioning, Personal Training, Sports Massage and Event Management.
Learners will get the opportunity to play for Wigan Warriors Rugby Academy in the Elite Category 3 Colleges League with training and support from performance coaching staff.  Our Rugby Academy provides a perfect platform for unsigned players to showcase their talents with the aim of progressing onto the elite U19’s academy set up.
Take part in regular training sessions to develop your fitness and technical ability. You will be supported by some key staff from the Wigan Warriors Performance Department. Don’t worry if you are not a Rugby League Player – the training will support your physical fitness and is transferable to a wide range of other sports.
On all courses you will gain work experience with one of the most successful sports clubs in the world which is a fantastic addition to your CV.  Depending on your chosen qualification you will gain work experience in Coaching, Instructing, Officiating, Sports Science, Video Analysis, Sport Development plus many more
career pathways

Facilities available

Based at the Central Park Academy on Montrose Avenue, a TEN minute walk from the DW Stadium and Robin Retail Park. 

On Site Facilities include:

  • Modern Classroom Facilites & Future Learning Zone 
  • Full Size Sports Hall
  • Gym & Fitness Centre (400 paying members)
  • Strength and Conditioning Centre 
  • Outdoor Floodlight 3G Playing Pitch 
  • Mulitple Grass Pitches
  • Fur Clempt Food Canteen 

Learner success

Wigan Warriors Performance and Education Academy


HANNAH HOBSON (Level 2 Sport 2015-16)
There was plenty of help and support given by the staff whenever needed. The staff all knew our abilities and therefore pushed us to do over and above what we were capable of. I am really happy that I picked Wigan Warriors for my college education. The course was great, it pushed me to become more independent and allowed me to go out into different schools coaching, gaining experience and learning on the job. After completing Level 2, I was offered an employed apprentice position with the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation. I am now working at Level 3 in
Physical Education & School Sport. I still attend lessons at the college as I work though my Level 3 apprenticeship. I am also hoping to do a course that allows me to specialize in coaching children and young adults with additional needs.
DANIEL MAKIN  (L3 BTEC Sport 2014-16)
“I received lots of help and support from the Warriors teaching and coaching staff. Whenever I needed help with my Level 3 coursework, the teachers would give me advice and were very supportive.  The coaching staff were also supportive, I
learned a lot from them when playing for the Warriors Rugby League Academy Team. We had skills training sessions each week and also strength & conditioning programmes to work on in the U19’s performance gym. My coaches would spend time with us all to show us what we needed to do to improve week in week out.
The best thing about my course at the Warriors
Sports College where that the teachers were flexible and relaxed and we also had fun at the same time as learning. An aspect of the course I really enjoyed was learning anatomy and physiology because that is exactly what area I want to work in (strength and conditioning). I am now studying at University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN), on a Strength and Conditioning Degree course. I believe that the Warriors Sports College has really helped me on the path to achieving my career goal.”

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Wigan Warriors Performance and Education Academy through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 05 January 2017
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