At Sussex Downs College Lewes we offer three sport academies and one sports enrichment. Any student enrolled at the college can also enrol on a sport academy/enrichment alongside their academic studies. The three sport academies that we currently offer are:
Here at Sussex Downs Lewes College our sport academy programme provides opportunities at the highest level of sporting performance. All sports men and women receive high level coaching and competition alongside their academic studies using the best facilities in the local area including Lewes Leisure Centre, Lewes Athletics Track and Southdown Private Sports Club. Each Academy trains twice a week with fixtures taking place on Wednesday afternoon, and our enrichments train or play every Wednesday afternoon throughout the year.
All students who join the Academy enter into an agreement with the College to ensure that attendance, performance in the classroom, attitude to learning and personal presentation are exemplary at all times. Our Academy students must purchase and obtain playing kit for their respective sport. Additionally, Academy students are required to pay the annual fee at the beginning of each academic year.
The Four Sport Academies will focus on five key areas:
- Development of individual & team skills
- Enhancement of personal fitness & nutrition
- Understanding of strategies & tactics of the game
- Competing and performing at the highest level possible both individually and as a team
- Basic principles of coaching