East Sussex College

Sports Academies


The College seeks to identify elite sportsmen and women to offer additional training and fitness opportunities and to represent the College at British College’s Sports events.

We encourage and support these athletes to compete regularly, with the prospect of competing in national competitions if successful in regional heats. East Sussex College has a number of high level sports performers who attend the College, some of whom are active within the College Academies and Sports Performance options. These include regional and national representation in sports such as football, taekwondo, sailing, mountain biking and karate. We also have a number of learners who have trained for and represented Great Britain in international competitions.

Sports academies and opportunities that will be provided next year include:

  • Men’s & Women’s football
  • Women’s netball
  • Athletics for all
  • Basketball
  • Gym
  • Badminton
  • Tennis


  1. Development of individual and team skill
  2. Enhancement and knowledge of personal fitness and nutrition
  3. Understanding of strategies and tactics of the game
  4. Competing and performing at the highest level possible, both individually and as a team
  5. Understanding and practising the basic principles of coaching sport

The Sports Academy programme at East Sussex College aims to provide opportunities at the highest level of sporting performance for learners. The Academies enable talented athletes to receive high level coaching and competition alongside their academic and vocational studies and our learners have access to the best facilities in the local area.


All learners who join are expected to have high levels of attendance and performance in the classroom, attitude to learning and personal presentation. There is no additional fee for being a part of an academy, however training kit and academy apparel is available for purchase via the sport department.

For more information please contact us:

Tel: 030 300 39699
Opening Times: 09.00-16:00 Monday-Friday
Eastbourne/Newhaven: Eastbourne.Admissions@escg.ac.uk
Hastings: Hastings.Admissions@escg.ac.uk
Hastings Financial Assistance: Hastings.FinancialAssistance@escg.ac.uk
Lewes: Lewes.admissions@escg.ac.uk