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About Barnsley Sports Academy

Barnsley Sports Academy consists of three key entities, the Sport & Public Services curriculum areas, Honeywell Sports Centre and the Sports Performance Academies.

The Academy is a thriving area within the College with over 500 learners being enrolled to a wide range of Sport & Public Services courses. Over 160 student-athletes from across the College are members of one of the 7 performance-based Sports Academies and  our Sports Development & Participation Unit provides hundreds of Sport & Physical Activity opportunities to all college students every year. Furthermore our community-focussed Sports Centre serves beween 800 to 1000 customers each week.

As if that wasn't enough, the College is one of the highest performing colleges in the country; it has been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and has also been awarded LSIS Beacon status. Its Sports Academy has focussed on developing a national reputation for supporting individual athletes and it produces some of the regions strongest and most successful sport teams. This makes Barnsley College the number one place to study in the region!

Over the past two years the College has invested heavily in its capital build programme with excellent new sports facilities being developed at the Honeywell Campus.

Barnsley College is Outstanding (Ofsted)

If you are a current or prospective College student who is talented within any sporting field, then we would like to hear from you. Our Sports Academy Manager will work with you and your Tutors to tailor a personalised support plan to help you combine your studies, training and competition.

'The Academy provides students from any subject area within the College the opportunity to combine their studies with performance-based sport'

What the Academies offer

  • Expert Technical and Tactical Coaching
  • Performance Analysis
  • Physiological Conditioning
  • Psychological Development Workshops
  • Nutritional Advice, Guidance and Support
  • Access to Sports Therapy
  • Opportunities to gain additional Sports Qualifications
  • Flexible study programmes and timetabling for high-performance athletes