Blackpool Sixth offers a wide range of sport and other physical activities and the majority of our students choose to participate in one or more of them. Many take part for exercise and enjoyment alone, whilst others are members of one or more of our successful college teams. Team sports at Blackpool Sixth have never been stronger. We run teams in:
- Basketball (male and female)
- Rugby (male and female)
- Football (male and female)
Many of these teams compete in The Association of Colleges’ League, the North West Colleges League, and National Schools’ competitions, which gives students the opportunity to compete at a high level and be selected for The Association of Colleges’ national squads.
The Basketball Academy is one of the top academies within the North West, teaching players not only the game of basketball but also the important life skills off the court. Our Basketball Academy is linked with National League Division One Team, ‘Lancashire Spinner’s’ and also ‘Blackpool Junior Basketball Club.’
Our qualified coaches follow a successful curriculum to foster the development of individuals and the team as a whole. This team will compete against the best opposition in the North West of England on a regular basis. Our teams are managed by Blackpool F.C Community Trust coaches.
The Netball Academy provides girls with the opportunity to train in an excellent environment as well as further their education. Students benefit from links with the England Netball North West Development Officer and with Blackpool Netball Club.
Rugby Union Academy
The Rugby Academies allow promising young players (male and female) to follow a structured training programme in a professional environment, whilst studying A Level or BTEC courses.