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Sport Academies

Calderdale College’s Sport Academies provide young students with a chance to play sport and experience life as a full time professional.

Our Academies

We have four Sport Academies in:

  • Men’s Football – in partnership with FC Halifax Town
  • Women and Men’s Rugby – in partnership with Halifax Panthers
  • Women’s Football – in partnership with Huddersfield Town Foundation
  • Basketball – in partnership with Bradford Dragons

What are the benefits?

  • Daily organised coaching, team coaching and training
  • Organised fixtures against local and national teams
  • Opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification that can lead to employment of further study
  • Opportunities to study alongside other sports enthusiasts for an enjoyable and fulfilling experience
  • Chance to progress to an elite level in your chosen sport

To find out more about our Sports Academies and for information about recruitment dates please email

Learn a trade as an academy student

We are proud to be able to offer a unique trade pathway for our academy students.

Calderdale College is one of the only college’s in the country to offer students the chance to learn a trade and gain a construction qualification whilst continuing their sporting journey with their academy team.

We work closely with our professional and elite sporting partners (FC Halifax Town, Halifax Panthers, Huddersfield Town Foundation & Bradford Dragons), to be able to offer this exciting opportunity.

Your timetable is individually managed to ensure you get ample time in the classroom, in the workshop and on the field or court!

Rugby Academy

In partnership with Halifax Panthers, this is a unique opportunity for you to develop the knowledge and expertise you need for a career in the industry, or to further your study at university.

Men's Football

FC Halifax Town and Calderdale College Development Centre for Football is a unique training scheme for young talented footballers aged 16-19.

Women's Football

The Calderdale College Women’s Football Academy in partnership with Huddersfield Town Foundation is a unique training scheme for young talented female footballers aged 16-19. 

Basketball Academy

In partnership with Bradford Dragons, our Elite Basketball Academy offers a unique opportunity and pathway in which 16-19 year olds can progress to an NBL level side whilst gaining an education.

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Booking Form

Please fill in the form linked below if you wish to book our facilities.

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Opening Times

Mon – Fri | 9am – 9pm

Sat – Sun | 9am – 5pm

Football, Rugby and Basketball Academies

Free car parking

Get in Touch

Call us on 01422 399 331 or email

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