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Our Elite Athlete Sports Scholarship Programme

Our Elite Athlete Sports Scholarship Programme

Our Elite Athlete Sports Scholarship Programme

If you have exceptional talent or potential in boxing, football or rugby you could be in with a chance of winning a place on our exciting Scholarship Programme.

The Scholarship Offers:

  • Full leisurewear training kit
  • Free laptop/notepad
  • Free travel
  • Expert coaching and guidance from the Academy personnel, many of whom are ex-professionals
  • Performance analysis with both individual and team match analysis
  • Position specific strength and conditioning
  • Prehabilitation
  • In-house physiotherapy service
  • Sports nutrition
  • The opportunity to gain coaching or officiating awards
  • Links with professional clubs and universities

The Programme

The two year programme course is designed to provide scholars with the opportunity to develop their playing skills and performance levels, whilst also studying towards their A Levels. Scholarship students will gain a valuable insight into coaching and training techniques from taking part in a range of boxing, football or rugby programmes, from grass roots to elite level.

Entry Requirements

  • To be eligible students will require at least five GCSEs at A* - C, including maths and English. For the AS/A Level option a grade B is the required minimum for certain subjects.
  • Must be aged 16 or 17 on or before 1st September
  • Scholars should be of county standard or above; otherwise selection is via trial and/or the Academy Coaches’ recommendation


The Scholarship Programme is split between East Durham 6th Form in Peterlee and the Houghall Campus in Durham.