Bradford College has many sports clubs and academies that students can be involved with. These are set up with organisations that have great reputations in their respected industry such as Bradford Bulls Foundation, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Boxing England.
Should you chose to study our Level 3 BTEC course, we will encourage you to take part in one of the following sports academies and combine it with your learning.
Established in 2008, Bradford College Boxing is backed by Boxing England and talents are developed by GB and England coach Mally McIver. Based at Trinity Green, the academy has three rings, including an AIBA-spec competition ring, a full range of hitting equipment, weight, mirrors and audio-visual equipment for analysis. Bradford College students Jade Ashmore and Harris Akbar have both won medals in international tournaments and are hopeful of getting into Team GB for the 2018 Olympics.
Mally McIver puts Harris Akbar through training
Bradford College have recently developed a relationship with the Bradford Bulls Foundation. This academy will see players benefit from professional coaching and exposure to a high level of Rugby League. Rugby (particularly Rugby League) has a proud heritage in Bradford and we are aiming to represent this through an excellent Rugby academy.
Bradford College Men’s Football has been developed by Mark Ellis, former Bradford City player and founder of the RIASA academy programme. The team is currently at its highest level across the college football system. Bradford College has helped to develop the talents of young footballers, and through the partnership with RIASA and their highly-experienced coaches, the students benefit from hard work and focus. Bradford College student Omar Damba, signed a professional 18-month contract with Sheffield Wednesday after being spotted by RIASA coaches playing at Bradford College. We have also established a women’s football team, with record numbers taking part. The women’s team play in the ECFA league.
In addition to the activities above, the Bradford College plus scheme offers the opportunity to take part in other sporting activities including:
Recently revamped, our Cricket Club has been developed with support from the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. The YCF is doing fantastic work to build up the participation of Cricket in the area and Bradford College is a key part of this.
Tennis and Racketsport
Due to a grant from the Tennis Foundation we are able to offer a good level of Tennis and Racketsport coaching. We have excellent facilities for this sport and are starting to use sophisticated Sports Science equipment to analyse and monitor performance.