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Sports Academy

The SM6 Academies of Sport are proud to promote a sports offer which the CEO of Sport England described as a ‘national role model’ and Ofsted as ‘as good as it gets’. We can boast course directors and coaches from the local professional sporting clubs who are world class leaders in their fields.

Post 16 Academies of Sport

St Mary's College has an outstanding reputation for sporting excellence locally, regionally and nationally. Our established sports academy offers students a unique opportunity to pursue their sporting aspirations combined with an "outstanding" education. The SM6 Academy of Sport currently provides opportunities in Football, Rugby League, Netball, Table Tennis, Badminton, and Coaching, however a variety of other sports are catered for on a bespoke level.

We are also proud to continue our partnerships with the Hull City Tigers Trust and Hull FC, working side-by-side to enhance our Football and Rugby league provision. This partnership allows us to host a lead coach from Hull City and Hull FC, to direct the Football and Rugby League academies respectively. These coaches work full-time at the St Mary’s College site, providing all year round support to our aspiring athletes. 


We want you to be part of our growing sports alumni. Each year we continue to see our students successfully graduate from the Academy of Sport and move into either a career or further study in sport, fitness and health. We are proud of our current alumni base who are now playing and working in the professional sports industry, studying sport at degree level or playing and studying on athletic scholarship in the USA. We have all the resources and expertise to guide you on this journey.

Applicants need to be studying a full-time college programme and be under 19 years of age on the 31st August on the enrolment year. The sports academy is fully integrated within the colleges academic programme, therefore allowing students to train and play around their studies.