Elite Sports Academy
In partnership with Broadgreen International School, Elite Sports Academy deliver OCR Level 3 BTEC in Sport courses. All Elite staff are fully qualified experienced PE specialists ensuring every student reaches their full potential. As well as studying, students pick one professional sport academy to develop in either football, golf, tennis or dance. All academies are run by specialist coaches all with a minimum level 3 qualification.
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During the season 2016 – 2017 Elite Football Academy won the English Colleges North West League. This is a fantastic achievement beating many local academies in the area. Elite also won the Lancashire Floodlit League and the Merseyside Schools NDS Cup - what a season!
Our football academy provides some of our students the opportunity to play semi-pro for the under 18 youth academy at Marine FC and Burscough FC allowing them to play at their impressive grounds for all home games in the North West Youth Alliance League. This is a very high standard of football which greatly benefits our students.
All of our students have also had opportunities to attend curriculum enrichment trips including the Blackpool Cup and The Amsterdam Cup in Holland.
We have achieved great success with our golf students who have access to top facilities including the use of the latest technology. We are proud of the fact that all of our golfers at the academy have improved their golf handicap since joining Elite; some of whom are awaiting golf scholarships.
Our golf academy also won the Independent Schools Golf Association League - a fantastic achievement!
All of our students have also had opportunities to attend curriculum enrichment trips including The Portuguese Collegiate Golf Open.
Our tennis students have also achieved great things. One of our students has recently gained a junior world ranking and is hoping for a tennis scholarship in the USA for the future. Another student is now ranking 38 in England for her under 18 age range and has won a number of regional tennis events, was quarter finalist at the British tour and semi finalist in the National Doubles Competition.
WORKING IN COLLABORATION WITH BGIS
Since 2016, BGIS has worked in collaboration with Elite Sports Academy who have gained valuable access to our experienced teachers who have supported Elite students re-sitting English and Maths GCSE. Elite students attend Broadgreen International School one day per week to complete the theoretical elements of their course using our designated IT suites and accessing other Sixth Form resources. Both Broadgreen and Elite staff are enjoying working in partnership to deliver our level 3 sport courses and the sharing of good practice has benefited both staff and students alike. Similarly, BGIS students have benefited from this successful collaboration as our sports students are always welcome when visiting the Elite centre. They have accessed the fantastic facilities and coaches there and have been able to use the virtual technology.