Maintaining a healthy active lifestyle doesn't mean you have to be a committed sports team member or slog it out in the gym. By increasing your levels of general daily activity you will bring about improvements in your health and liveliness.
Sport and physical activity is a core element of life at Sixth Form College. Over a quarter of students at the college are studying for a sports related course and ALL of our students have access to the excellent facilities within Fenton Manor Sports Complex.
There are opportunities available at the college for Sixth Form students to be active, whether you are an elite athlete who wants to compete at a national level or you just want to keep fit with a game of badminton with your mates or a leisurely swim in the pool.
Fancy trying a new sport or activity or have a go at something you've not done for a while?
You can have a go at a range of different activities throughout the year delivered by qualified coaches and instructors. These range from dance classes to archery, martial arts to ultimate frisbee and no experience is required! The college also has a Nintendo Wii console for those who prefer to have a go at some Wii sports before trying the real thing.
Also at certain times during the week Sixth Form College students have access to some of the facilities at Fenton Manor Sports Complex to take part in physical activity for a discounted rate and for some activities for FREE!* These include 5 a side football, badminton, basketball, boxercise, gym/fitness suite, squash, swimming and table tennis.
There's something for everyone, so go on, there's no excuses, try it!
*Equipment hire not included
Sixth Form College Students competes at a regional and national level in a range of sports offered through BCS league and one off competitions, and every year the college teams are given a chance to compete in the national championships at Loughborough University.
The sports you can compete in are: Athletics, badminton, basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, netball, rowing, rugby union, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis and volleyball.
TAP is targeted at those students who are formally recognised and excel in particular sports and who are likely to have represented the county or country in their chosen sport. This programme provides an opportunity for those involved to continue to improve their sporting ambitions alongside their full time studies.
Students are selected for the programme on a competitive basis and are judged on their skill, motivation and commitment to their chosen sport.
Benefits of the TAP programme include:
The TAP sports are: