Sports Academy

Student Life

Leeds City College Academy for Sport has been in existence since September 2003. Since this time we have developed Academies in football, rugby league, basketball, aquatics and golf. We now boast fantastic partnerships with professional and elite clubs including Leeds Rhinos, Leeds United FC, and i2i Football.

Football Academy

The College Football Academy works closely with partners to provide exit routes onto USA Scholarships or preparing players for professional clubs and university. UEFA and Academy coaches will work with players three times a week, utilising the support of performance analysis, strength and conditioning and nutrition.


The College Football Academy runs in partnership with i2i. We have two men’s teams that produce players for the reserve and first team at the club. The teams play in the English College's League.


Primal Gym Partnership

The aim of this partnership is to give our students the opportunity to work with an industry leading gym in the city where you can gain CPD and work experience in a state of the art, fully running gym facility. Our partnership includes:

- Reduced gym rates for sport students
- Practical workshop sessions at Primal Gym
- Placement opportunities for our learners at Primal Gyms and Primal's OutFIT bootcamp sites. 
- Advice at Open Days to potential students.

Rugby Academy with Leeds Rhinos

The partnership between Leeds City College and Leeds Rhinos has given young players a different pathway to progressing to a professional club. The college team is coached by Leeds Rhinos Academy coaches and training is based at the Leeds Rhinos Training Facilities, including Headingley Stadium.

The Rhinos also help us by providing talks and careers advice to our young students through the medium of rugby league.

Coming Soon Leeds Rhinos Netball and Leeds Rhinos Women's Rugby League! 


Click here to view our Sport courses.

For information on all Sports Academies, please contact:
Anthony Gallagher
t: 07718 632 478