Bishop Burton College’s highly successful academies allow talented athletes to access top-class coaching and training.
We provide students with the best possible environment to achieve their sporting ambitions and our academies are some of the highest performing anywhere in the country.
All our professional coaches have elite-level sport experience and applicants to academy programmes must demonstrate a level or achievement or potential at regional or national level in their chosen sport.
Academy players receive technical and tactical field sessions, strength and conditioning, video analysis, team meetings and various additional sessions to improve their knowledge and performance.
Students on any course can apply for a place with one of the sports academies. Get in touch with us to let us know that you're interested and a member of the relevant coaching team will be in touch once your application has been submitted.
Ensuring our players are in the best physical condition they can be is really important to us. That's why we have dedicated staff working on everything from injury prevention to rehabilitation and mobility sessions.
Sports Therapist – Jess Ptohopoulos
At Bishop Burton Sport, all sports academy athletes are given access to top class sports rehabilitation on-site.
Full-time Sports Rehabilitator, Jess offers multiple services to the academy athletes both on, and off the pitch all-year round. This gives all athletes the ability to continue their rehabilitation programme throughout the year with expert guidance and support.
Jess has a MSc in Sports Rehabilitation and BSc (Hons) in Sports, Exercise and Physical Activity, and has excellent practical experience in a variety of sports, including rugby union, football and netball. This allows her to provide focused injury diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation programmes, guided training opportunities and continued support for all of our athletes.
Jess is also responsible for providing RFU activation, injury prevention, yoga and mobility sessions for our Sports academy students.
Bishop Burton Sport has state-of-the-art facilities that are unrivalled in the region.
These facilities have helped attract professional sports clubs, including Hull Football Club whose own academy is based on our campus. They include:
- 40 station high spec gym, which is open to the public for membership
- 10 high-quality outdoor match and training pitches, including a brand new 3G all-weather pitch with a rugby shock pad, excellent floodlit grass pitches and spectator stand
- 10 large, high-grade changing rooms
- Free weights area
- Two strength and conditioning suites
- Analysis suite
- Sprung floor dance studio
- Two sports hall
- Plunge pools
- Equine Centre, featuring a variety of indoor and outdoor arenas
- 7K cross country track
- Training room with projector and smartboard.