The Programme

Our Multi-Sports Academy programme offers students more choice to further their education and allows them to remain on home ground.  Through the programme students will become more confident, respectful and considered young people, who aim to set high standards within education and sport creating an aspirational pathway for others. For those with a love for the ‘game’, it will provide an outlet in which to develop their understanding and skill through enjoyment and achievement.

  • Available to male and female students aged 16 – 18 years
  • Study a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • Chose to specialise with professional coaching in either Rugby or Football
  • 2-years, full-time beginning in September 2018

The full programme includes of a combination of academic studies, theoretical training, practical sports coaching, and additional enrichment courses that include employability and opportunities for RFU and FA accredited sporting qualifications including coaching and refereeing.

TRAIN exclusively at local sports clubs with brand-new, first class facilities

LEARN from the best with industry qualified & former professional coaches

STUDY 10 hours per week at Magnus CofE Academy, Newark

PLAY weekly competitive league matches with other clubs and academies

GO PRO with RFU and FA certified qualifications such as coaching or refereeing

MEET sporting stars from the past and present with exclusive special events

GO FAR with connections to pro clubs, scholarships, universities and employers

NO FEES just bring your ‘A’ Game!

Education - Off the Pitch

  • Study BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport
  • 10 hours per week in the classroom
  • Equivalent to 3 A Levels

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport gives a broad insight into the diversity of disciplines and careers available in sport and offers you the full spectrum of potential exit routes including university, scholarships, professional and semi-professional sports contracts, employment and apprenticeships.

To ensure students have a robust and holistic understanding and appreciation for Sport, they will be educated across a number of aspects of Sport including nutrition, physiology, psychology and anatomy.

Subjects covered on the programme include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Leadership
  • Applied Fitness Testing
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Work Experience in Active Leisure
  • Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport

Coaching Programme - On the Pitch

To learn a sport, you have to play the sport!

Whether you choose Football or Rugby you will be coached for 10 hours coaching per week at state of the art facilities.

There is no substitute for hands-on experience, so you benefit from plenty of pitch action, be it as a player, a coach or a referee. From midweek match days to extra-curricular opportunities, you are not only taught skill and teamwork but dedication, responsibility and respect for other players, officials and themselves.

Sessions will focus on:

  • Skill based training
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Analysis
  • Nutrition workshops
  • Wellbeing workshops
  • Entry into a competitive league with match fixtures against other Academies
  • Guest speakers from former and current professional players and managers
  • Individual player profiling and feedback

We hold regular taster sessions to give interested students the opportunity to hear more about the programme and experience the coaching first hand.

To book onto a taster session please email