We offer a unique opportunity for students studying at Lordswood Sixth Form Centre to combine professional quality sports training with academic study. With the building of a new sports facility and an all weather pitch we will be fully equipped to help you to achieve your sporting ambitions.
Lordswood Basketball and Cricket Academies
The Lordswood Basketball Academy is the longest running Academy in the region as it is in its twelfth year of success. Over 70 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 basketball team currently plays in the West Midlands Mens’ Premier Division and Rosebowl competition. Last season, the team won Division 1 with a 15 win and 1 loss record, having an average winning margin of over 49 points. The team also enters the summer leagues and provides competition levels for all abilities.
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.
Alongside the Basketball Academy, Lordswood also runs its own Cricket Academy which is run in exactly the same way.
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