Tennis, Rugby & Football Academies

Shrewsbury College is excited to announce its new Tennis, Rugby and Football Academies, launching this September.

The Shrewsbury Tennis Academy

The Academy is free to join and will be open to students of all abilities studying at the College.

It will run in conjunction with the Lawn Tennis Association and The Shrewsbury Club.

You will have the opportunity to train on the courts of the prestigious Shrewsbury Club, with coaching from qualified LTA coaches and will take part in area and regional competitions. Games and training will fit around study commitments on two full afternoons per week.

Students of all abilities will have the opportunity to engage in a new sport and socialise with individuals from other subject areas. You will also be able to gain a number of tennis qualifications.

The Tennis Academy offers:

  • Exclusive Tennis Academy kit
  • Leadership skills
  • Mini Tennis Leaders Certificate
  • Cardio Tennis Certificate
  • Level 1 LTA Tennis Coach Qualification
  • Chance to organise and assist in tennis competitions and tournaments

For more information, please contact Simon Edwards or Sam Heseltine on 01743 342548.

The Shrewsbury Rugby Academy

The Academy is free* to join and will be open to students of all abilities studying at the College. You will have the opportunity to engage in a new sport and socialise with individuals from other subject areas. You will also be able to gain a number of rugby qualifications.

Through coaching you’ll cover strength and conditioning for rugby, passing and handling, scrum technique, lineouts, offence and defence, tackling techniques and tackle pads, ruck and maul and much more. Games and training will fit around study commitments on two full afternoons per week.

Rugby Academy offers:

  • Exclusive Rugby Academy playing and training kits
  • Rugby Ready qualification
  • Scrum Factory qualification
  • Competitions in the Midlands League and British College Cup
  • Tag Rugby qualification
  • Level 1 RFU Coaching Award
  • ELRA Entry Level 1 Referees Course

* A small fee for RFU qualifications is payable.

For more information, please contact Simon Edwards on 01743 342548.

The Shrewsbury Football Academy

The Academy is free to join and will be open to students of all abilities studying at the College. You will have the opportunity to engage in a new sport and socialise with individuals from other subject areas.

Players can choose to be selected to attend either the College first team, who will be competing in the British Colleges Sports West Midlands League or the College second team, who will be competing within the local Schools FA County Division 1 next season.

Players will be required to attend a two hour training session per week and play competitive fixtures on a Wednesday. Additional to your training schedule, you will be participating in strength and conditioning sessions (1 hour per week) which will be specific to football and your playing position. You will also be given the added benefit of being coached by fully qualified UEFA coaches. All games and training will fit around your study commitments at the College.

There is also the option of ‘Enrichment’ football for students’ who do not want to compete within a team through intra-mural 5-a-sides.
Football Academy offers:

  • Exclusive Football Academy playing and training kits (optional)
  • Competitions in the British College League and local Shropshire League
  • Fully qualified UEFA coaches
  • Position-specific strength and conditioning programme

For more information, please contact Andy Jones on 01743 342423.

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