York College

Sport & Uniformed Services


Are you interested in developing your leadership and teamwork skills? Or do you want to gain the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to work in the sports industry? Take a look at our range of courses to find out more. As a sports student you will benefit from outstanding facilities such as:

  • A full working Sports Therapy room
  • Fitness Suite with resistance, cardiovascular and portable equipment
  • Sports Hall
  • Third generation “Rubber Crumb” synthetic grass football pitch

You will work with tutors who have close links with many sports-related professions and the public service industry, such as HRM, Employer Relations and Government Relations. You can also enjoy a variety of overseas trips that will enhance your time at College.

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Sports Development Centre

Who is the Sports Development Centre available to?

To talented players aged between 16 and 19 years. The Development Centre provides education with high quality sports coaching for men and women in Basketball and Football. All of those selected will follow a full-time education programme as well as receiving expert coaching in their chosen sport. All students will take part in trials.


How does the education and sport mix work?

Every student attending the Development Centre is required to undertake a full-time programme of educational study. This is organised to fit in with regular training and coaching. Students study across the full range of courses offered at the College, and results demonstrate success in both exams and coursework. Attendance and satisfactory progress on the educational programme is monitored regularly, and all the Development Centre members are expected to work equally hard on this aspect as well as their coaching and training. York College wants every player to attain academic success as well as sporting achievement.

Training/fixtures times for mens and womens football. Training: Monday 12:50pm-3:00pm, Tuesday 9:15am-11:30am. Fixtures Wednesday afternoon.

Training/fixtures times for basketball. Training: Tuesday 10:45am-12:20pm, Friday 4:30pm-6:00pm. Fixtures Wednesday afternoon.


What could it lead to?

Successful involvement in any of the Development Centre programmes will provide opportunities to progress into: careers in professional/semi-professional sport (this is only for those who show exceptional development), coaching, refereeing, work in sport and recreation, Further and Higher Education (available at York College) and overseas coaching and possible scholarships.

To apply, just complete the section on the full-time application form.

You may be interested in reading the following two brochures:

Sports development centre brochure Sports development centre brochure



Sports Therapy Clinic

The College runs a Sports Therapy Clinic, giving students on related courses a real enviroment in which to practice their skills on members of the public.

Follow this link for more information

Thanks to a new partnership with Tadcaster Physio & Sports Injuries Clinic, Sports Therapy students now also have the opportunity to work in the community alongside professional therapists.

Follow this link for more information

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