Join us for the Leeds Sports Connect launch event for Year 11 students

Find out about our offering and how we can support you on your path to professional sport.  Learn about our partnerships with leading sports academies and local colleges, our cutting-edge facilities and high-intensity training programmes.

About this event

We are Leeds Sports Connect – a different kind of sports academy for young people aged between 16 and 19. Run by leading sports providers and world-class brands in partnership with Leeds City College and Leeds Sixth Form College. We train students for professional sport without sacrificing outstanding education.

Who are we?

We are a group of industry-leading sports and education providers who believe in a sports academy that offers quality education and quality training – where students don’t have to choose one over the other. Our students train in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere with flexible timetables, world-class facilities, and coaching from some of the best in the business. A wide choice of career destinations both academically and within each sports specialism also means that the sky really is the limit for our students.

Our Partners

  • Leeds Rhinos Foundation Men’s & Women’s Rugby League, Women’s Netball
  • Ultimate Football Coaching Academy – Men’s Football
  • Leeds United Foundation – Women’s Football
  • Hunslet Club – Men’s & Women’s Boxing
  • Let’s Do More – Men’s & Women’s Basketball
  • Leeds City College – Vocational college courses in Sports and Applied Science
  • Leeds Sixth Form College – A levels

Why should you come?

Passionate about your sport? Hear from some of the leading sports providers in the region on where they can take your sporting ambitions, their personalised coaching plans and the opportunity to compete nationally in world-beating facilities. Discover more about college life and let us guide you in making an informed choice of what to study to get you where you want to be. Find out you don’t have to compromise your sporting ambitions and your education when you train with Leeds Sports Connect.

How do I apply for Leeds Sports Connect?

We’ll be taking applications for both college and the academy on the night. You can also apply via, or

Parking and getting to the venue – Emerald Headingley Stadium

Emerald Suite, Emerald Headingley Stadium, Saint Michael’s Lane, Headingley, LS6 3BR

Please see information regarding travelling to the venue here:

As this event isn’t taking place on a matchday Car Park E will be open for guests.


We will be taking photographs to use for marketing purposes throughout the event. Please speak to a member of staff upon your arrival if you do not give photo consent.

Did You Know?
Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

Did you know we have 541,720,573 resources at Leeds City College?

The resources include books, journals, e-books, videos, encyclopedias and more. These resources are the combined total number of resources at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston, Rothwell Centre, The Annexe, Printworks Campus and Park Lane Campus. We also have 12,277 e-books across Leeds City College libraries and more than 500,000 videos!

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