Sports clubs and academies

Be part of a sports club or academy when you study at Bradford College.

We work with organisations like Bradford Bulls Foundation, Yorkshire Cricket Foundation and Boxing England.

And if you study our Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport, you can combine your sport with your studies.

Boxing

Bradford College Boxing was set up in 2008 and is backed by England Boxing.

Your talents are developed by GB and England coach Mally McIver.

The academy is based at Trinity Green Campus and has three rings – including an AIBA-spec competition ring – a full range of hitting equipment, weights, mirrors and tech for analysis.

Follow in the footsteps of Bradford College students Jade Ashmore and Harris Akbar, who have both won medals in international tournaments.

Rugby

We are working with the Bradford Bulls Foundation to develop a rugby academy. 

Players will get professional coaching and exposure to a high level of Rugby League. Rugby – particularly Rugby League – has a proud heritage in Bradford. Register your interest: 

Football

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.

Enrichment activities

The Bradford College Plus scheme gives you the chance to take part in other activities including:

Cricket

Our Cricket Club has been developed with support from the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. They are doing great work to get more people playing cricket in the area, and Bradford College is a key part of this. 

Tennis and racket sport

We offer tennis and racket sport coaching thanks to a grant from the Tennis Foundation.

We have excellent facilities use Sports Science tech to analyse and monitor performance.

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