SPORTS DEVELOPMENT AT ARDINGLY COLLEGE: NURTURING TOMORROW’S ATHLETES
At Ardingly College, we believe in fostering a lifelong love for sports and nurturing young talents from the earliest stages of their athletic journey until their final years at the College. Our sports development pathways offer a comprehensive and inclusive approach, guiding students towards excellence in their chosen sports.
THE STARS PROGRAMME: SPARKING A LOVE OF SPORT
Open to all children in Years 2-6
The journey begins with the Stars Programme, a initiative aimed at children in years 2-6 who are eager to explore cricket, hockey or football. These sessions take place after school during term time and are led by our sports coaches, with the support of Senior Students as they actively engage with the community. The best part? The Stars Programme is offered free of charge, providing young children with an exceptional opportunity to try and develop their skills in these sports.
The Stars Programme focuses on instilling a genuine passion for the game and promoting the joy of sport.
If you are interested in you child joining the Hockey, Cricket or Football ‘Stars’ programme please complete this form and our Development Officer will be in touch with further details. Click here.
THE ARDINGLY COLLEGE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Open to children in Years 2-6, by invite following a trial
The Ardingly College Development Centre stands as an platform dedicated to nurturing talented young athletes in the fields of football, hockey, cricket, and swimming. Designed for children in years 2-6 who exhibit exceptional skills or show enthusiasm and potential, this programme is an invitation-only pathway. Candidates are carefully selected following the completion of an application form and an impressive trial performance.
As part of the sports development programme, young athletes benefit from weekly coaching sessions during term time. Our qualified coaches, specialising in football, hockey, cricket, or swimming, guide the athletes in honing their skills. This regular commitment paves the way for continuous growth and progress, fostering an environment where young talents can thrive and take their sporting prowess to new heights.
If you are interested in you child joining the Hockey, Cricket, Swimming or Football Development Centre please complete this form and our Development Officer will be in touch with further details. Click here.
SPORTING MASTERCLASSES: EXPANDING HORIZONS
Open to prospective pupils in Years 5 or 6.
In addition to the Stars Programme and the Development Centre, we offer Sporting Masterclasses throughout the year. These short, one-off sessions invite enthusiastic or talented children in years 5 or 6 to experience coaching from our skilled sports coaches. These masterclasses provide a glimpse into the expertise and opportunities that could await them.
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PERFORMANCE PATHWAY: REACHING NEW HEIGHTS
Open to Ardingly College Students Only
For our most talented athletes, the Performance Pathway beckons. This programme offers personalised training and guidance to gifted athletes, helping them reach their full potential in their chosen sport. Entrance into the Performance Pathway is based on ability, attitude, and potential, and many students on this pathway are supported through sports scholarships. As part of the Performance Pathway, our athletes take their sporting journey to the next level, often competing at a regional or national level.