Bradford College play host to the Bradford Dragons Basketball Club, a vibrant and growing club and the biggest English basketball club in Yorkshire. The Dragons play in the English Basketball League (EBL) and have a unique partnership with the College. As a Bradford College Basketball student, you will have the opportunity to play in the EBL under 18 competitions (both men and women). With such strong partnership links with the Bradford Dragons you will benefit from experienced and professional training and coaching within the best basketball facilities in Yorkshire.
The Bradford College Basketball Academy will help you to improve your skills and go on to play competitively in the British Colleges League or in the EBL. There are also the opportunities to obtain coaching or officials awards, as well as pursuing a career in the field of Basketball, such as event management, a statistician or game announcer.
Your vocational study programme is approximately 15 hours per week in your chosen career path. This can be any vocational course from our Further Education Prospectus, such as Construction, Public Services, Beauty Therapy etc. Sports Academy students who wish to choose a Sport course will have the choice of the following vocational sports courses:
The level of course will be chosen in consultation with your tutors, depending on your GCSE performance. Our Sports Academies cater for all abilities and all programmes include a study of Key Skills, to enhance your employment potential.
Students are appointed on a competitive basis and to be successful you will need to demonstrate your sports skills, fitness, motivation and commitment to the sport.
There will be a combination of morning (07.00 – 09.00), lunchtime (12.00 – 14.00), twilight (16.00-18.00) and evening (18.00 – 20.00) sessions. All college competitions will take place every Wednesday afternoon.
The Academy will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to either continue with your sporting career, progress through Further and Higher Education courses or gain employment in such fields as: Sport Coaching, Sports Administration, Fitness and Leisure Industry, Sports Management and Teaching. The College provides Foundation Degrees in Health-Related Exercise and Fitness, Sports Coaching and Sports Science to help you plan your progression routes in the sports and leisure industries.
For more information on Bradford College’s Basketball Academy, please contact our Course Enquiries Team on: 01274 433333 or email email@example.com