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ACADEMIES at Writtle

Our academies are suitable for ages 16-19 looking to develop in their chosen sport whilst studying a Level 3 Sport qualification! The academies give students the opportunity to gain professional coaching and compete in matches against other schools and colleges.

Completing the Level 3 sport course alongside the academy, means that students can progress on to higher education, go out and work in the industry or get an apprenticeship.

WHY CHOOSE WRITTLE?
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Men's Rugby Academy

NEW

The men's rugby academy gives students the opportunity to gain professional rugby coaching and compete in games against other schools and colleges All abilities are welcome, but previous playing experience is an advantage. As part of the rugby academy you will receive:

  • Pre and mid season testing

  • 2 skill training sessions per week by a professional rugby coach

  • 2 strength and conditioning sessions per week

  • 1 recovery session per week

  • Wednesday fixtures as part of the AoC league

  • End of season Sport Awards

  • 14 hours per week of taught sport specific content from an established team of lecturers with significant industry experience

  • 1 hour per week of group tutorial support

  • Minimum of three 1:1 tutorial support sessions

We expect all of our academy athletes to work to their best ability both in the classroom and on the pitch. 

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Our head coach, Chris Green, says: "Not only will we be looking to provide a high level rugby specific program but also on developing the athlete and movement competences."

 
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Football Academy in Partnership
with Leyton Orient

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We have a successful female football academy currently running in partnership with Leyton Orient FC and we now have a BRAND NEW Boy's Football Academy starting September 2022!

The football academy gives students the opportunity to gain professional football coaching from Leyton Orient coaches and compete in games against other schools and colleges. All abilities are welcome, but previous playing experience is an advantage. As part of the women's football academy you will receive:

  • Pre and mid season testing

  • 3 skill training sessions per week by a professional Leyton Orient coach

  • Strength and conditioning sessions 

  • 1 recovery session per week

  • Wednesday fixtures as part of the AoC league

  • End of season Sport Awards

  • 14 hours per week of taught sport specific content from an established team of lecturers with significant industry experience

  • 1 hour per week of group tutorial support

  • Minimum of three 1:1 tutorial support sessions

  • Work experience opportunities with Leyton Orient

We expect all of our academy athletes to work to their best ability both in the classroom and on the pitch. 

One of our female footballers, Phoebe Keys, says: "The football training has really helped me to develop as an individual, as well as a team. I am grateful to Leyton Orient who have, and continue to provide me with work experience opportunities with their physio. It has helped me widen my knowledge and build my CV!"

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What Makes Writtle Different?

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