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Sports Academies

The College’s Sports Academies are central to NSCG being one of the top sports institutions in the country. The College has six performance academies:

  • Men’s and Women’s Football
  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Athletics
  • Men’s and Women’s Volleyball  (Volleyball Satellite Academy)

Students will receive at least five hours of professional coaching each week.

Training takes place at Newcastle College on Knutton Lane, using the sports hall, 3G or grass pitches, fitness suite and dance studio and includes working on techniques and skills to develop the individual player and tactics.

Each individual will receive their own technical programme to work to, through a series of specific functional practices. Training will include fitness testing, resistance work, aerobic and anaerobic exercise as well as personal conditioning.

Players will also have access to qualified specialists and physiotherapists in the College’s sport and exercise science department, should they require treatment at any time.

Matches will be played at the College on Wednesday afternoons. The teams will also play in competitive regional and national competitions.

Entry requirements for any Sports Academies are as follows:

  • Suitable sport reference (from a club / coach)
  • A good level of playing experience
  • A student at Newcastle-under-Lyme College on a full-time course

If you compete for the College you will become a member of TEAM:NULC 


Want to compete for the College all over the country?  Become a member of TEAM:NULC

This is the competitive element of the Academy of Sport.  So, if you're ambitious and up for the challenge, join one of the successful sports Academy Programmes that play within Association of Colleges (AoC) Sport competitive leagues and cups on a national and regional level. 

As part of TEAM:NULC, you'll train and play at a competitive level in a specific sport, as well as receiving suport to reach your goals.  You'll also get to go on trips and attend events, so you'll have a brilliant social life.

All sports represented by the College have the opportunity to compete at the West Midlands regional finals, held at Lilleshall Sports Centre in Shropshire.  If successful they then compete for the West Midlands against the rest of the country at the national finals which are held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

AoC also run national representative squads in many sports and teams take part in international events and competitions.  So, pack your kit and grab your passport!

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