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Sport is for all at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College as we launch our brand new Sport Academy, providing students with opportunities to take their performance to the next level with expert coaching and first-class facilities.

Our Sport Academy aims to provide more students with sporting opportunities, offering competitive sports and coaching opportunities across various disciplines and delivering sporting excellence for interested students.  The Sport Academy comprises two key elements: Performance Academies and an Elite Scholarship Programme. 

meet our coaches

Our expert coaches who will provide guidance on how to take your skills to the next level. 

performance academies

Are you a keen footballer, basketball or netball player? We have the perfect training programme for you at our new Sport Academy!

Our Performance Academies combines academics and sports to achieve excellence. Join us for a holistic educational experience that supports both athletic and academic growth. Students in our Performance Academies enjoy a free gym membership at Sir Stanley Matthews Sports Centre on campus. Elite Individual Athletes receive additional benefits like a gym membership and Sports Therapy Treatments.

Elite Scholarship Programme

Our Elite Scholarship Programme is specifically designed as a transition pathway for college students who aspire to excel in their sporting field while pursuing their studies. 

This programme offers support and resources for elite-level athletes to continue their training and athletic development while achieving academic excellence at the City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College. The programme is open to all students at the college, regardless of the subjects they study. However, students must be participating at a minimum of a county standard or equivalent in any sport

What benefits are included?

The aim of the programme is to help students continue to excel in their sport and education and manage the commitments of them both effectively. To assist students to achieve this; the following programme benefits are available:

  • GYM ACCESS: Free of charge access to Staffordshire Universities state-of-the-art gym – Stanley Matthews Sports Centre located next to the college. Can use before college,
    after college or in free periods.
  • SPORTS KIT: Students will be able to have a branded Elite Scholarship Programme sports kit.
  • SPORTS THERAPY SESSIONS: Access to 8 sports therapy sessions throughout the year at Staffordshire University rehabilitation clinic to aid with any injuries.
  • PERFORMANCE SCREENING: Access to lab and fieldbased testing and screening at specific stages during the year to measure students’ performance levels and help motivate them to reach their potential.
  • SPORTS WORKSHOPS: Regular workshops on topics such as nutrition, performance profiling, handling pressure and injury prevention delivered by high level academics in that area.
  • MENTOR PROGRAMME: College students benefit from mentors based at the university.
  • COLLEGE SUPPORT: Support from the college to catch up with any lessons missed due to competition


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions: