Sport Academies

We offer a unique opportunity for our students to combine professional quality sports training with academic study.  With the building of a new sports facility and an all weather pitch we are fully equipped to help you to achieve your sporting ambitions.

Lordswood Basketball and Cricket Academies
The Lordswood Sports Academies are among the longest running Academies in the region with the Basketball Academy now in its fifthteenth year of success. Over 90 students have combined their personalised academic studies and course choices with professional standard coaching and player development. Lordswood is proud of a record in producing genuine, well-rounded students that work towards a balance of regular competitive sport and achieving their academic potential. We have had over 10 students leave Lordswood to continue onto play professionally across the globe. Lordswood is also proud of having 100% success rate in providing students opportunities to continue in further education, employment or training.

The senior basketball team currently plays in the West Midlands Mens’ Premier Division and Rosebowl competition. Over the last 10 seasons the Academy has been a consistent performer winning each division consecutively to its place now challenging at the top of the Premier Division and also winning the Rosebowl cup on three occasions. The team also enters the summer leagues and provides competition levels for all abilities. The Cricket Academy plays regular indoor tournaments throughout the year and plays outdoor matches in the summer season. The training takes place at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Portland Road Cricket Centre and the new indoor nets within the Sports Hall, all providing valuable opportunities for the development of outstanding cricket potential.

With the building of the Basketball England approved sports hall, the provision for any potential Basketball Academy students will be further improved and the student progression will only continue to grow.

Lordswood Sixth Form Football Academy
The Lordswood Football Academy gives students the opportunity to combine their personalised academic studies and course choices with professional standard coaching and player development. 

Trips to sporting institutions such as Liverpool FC Academy and St. George’s Park are run, giving students an insight into what it is like to work in a professional sporting environment.  With the completion of the 3G all-weather pitch, Lordswood is able to provide excellent facilities in order for students to train and learn in an outstanding environment. Football Academy students will have the sporting world opened to them giving them an opportunity to take their first steps in a sports-based career.

The emphasis for all sports academy students is on personalised improvement and acquiring a professional sporting attitude.

As a sporting academy student you can:

  • Develop your sporting practice alongside other like-minded students
  • Gain a qualification in coaching, table officiating or refereeing
  • Take part in competitive matches in the region
  • Coach younger students
  • Be supported by Basketball England and Warwickshire County Cricket
  • Enhance your physical and mental well-being