Andover Academy of Sport
For talented and committed people between the ages of 16 and 19, the specialist Andover Academy Programmes develop sporting potential while working towards national qualifications at College.
All sports benefit from
- Experienced coaches, including visiting coaches
- A personalised programme of fitness and nutrition
- Competition in regional and national fixtures
- Sports technology and resources such as video analysis to perfect techniques and skills
The Academy Programmes are run in conjunction with the established and successful Sparsholt Academy of Sport. Depending on GCSE results, Academy students will study either the Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport or the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence. Students are also encouraged to take additional qualifications such as Coaching, First Aid, Active IQ Fitness Instructor, functional skills and Community Sports Leadership Award to improve and extend prospects for employment.
Application to the Academy Programme
Entry to the Academy Programme is subject to a trial and interview. Please apply using the Full-time Course Application Form for either Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness (Academy option) or the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Performance and Excellence (Academy option).
Men’s Football Academy
Head coach: Neil Benson UEFA A Licence
For football players with a high standard of skill and who have been identified as having the potential to progress to a career as a professional player. Players may also play in the Wessex League, Southern League, and the Zamaretto and Conference Leagues. The College has links with professional clubs for trial opportunities, including training and playing with senior teams at Salisbury City and Winchester City football clubs.
Women’s Football Academy
Head coach: Samantha Vokes
The Academy works closely with a number of local football clubs, including Andover New Street Ladies to achieve the best possible experience and exposure to the game, preparing you for a professional career.
Head coach: Gary Stubbington
(Golf Professional, Hockley Golf Club Hampshire)
Open to talented golfers from the age of 16, the Sports Academy Programme offers a unique opportunity to receive tailored performance coaching to develop levels of personal performance while studying for recognised qualifications in sport. Most of our Academy students will represent a club or County organisation in national and international competitions. Time to train and participate in competitions is core to the Programme.