Sports Academies

Female students on football pitch

Birmingham Metropolitan College is one of the leading Colleges in terms of sporting performance, with teams regularly exceeding expectations and achievements.

Last year, we were named College of the Year by British Colleges Sport (BCS) and the Association of Colleges (AoC) for our fantastic achievements in 2012/13.

How do the Sports Academies work?

There are two ways to get involved with Sports Academies at BMet!

You can apply to join one of our Academy teams whatever subject you choose! The sports academy runs alongside your main course of study and there are 18 sports to choose from. You will receive specialist technical and tactical coaching for a minimum of twice a week* (approximately 6-8 hours) from qualified coaches. You will also play competitive matches on Wednesday afternoons against other colleges in local, regional and national competitions.  

For those who are more keen, you can join our specialist Academies where you study a sports qualification alongside training and coaching from professional sports organisations and clubs. You will train with a professional coach on Monday and Thursday mornings study in between and Wednesday afternoons will be devoted to competitions. Our Academy programme includes: Rugby; Football (male and female); Boxing; and Golf. You apply for these Academies before joining the College and you can find out more on our website.

Recent achievements:

Men’s Football:

  • Post 19 National Cup Champions
  • BCS NCFL Midlands League Champions (Semi Finalists in the National Play Off)
  • BCS 7 a-side National Champions
  • Post 19 South West/Midlands League Champions
  • BCS 5 a-side West Midlands Champions
  • WMSA County Cup Winners
  • ESSFA District Cup Winners
  • West Midlands 3C League Champions

Women’s Football:

  • BCS National Futsal Champions
  • BCS NCF League Division 1 League Winners

Professional Links

The Sports Academy has developed links with many local senior clubs and the sports specific national governing bodies. This provides excellent pathways into increasing sports participation, coaching, leadership and volunteering opportunities.

In addition to playing sport, an academy performer will also have access to workshops offering specialist advice on nutrition, fitness training, sports psychology, personal management and career planning. There will also be access to support for injuries and to sports massage for all Academy students, especially for those who require rehabilitation and bespoke recovery programmes.

Sports available at BMet include Athletics & Cross-Country; Basketball; Rugby Union (*men only); Football; Golf; Boxing; Cricket; Netball (*women only); Hockey; Swimming; Cycling; Table Tennis; Triathlon; Volleyball; Badminton; Table Tennis; Cycling. We also support students who are involved in the following sports: Judo; Trampoline; Gymnastics and Artistic Sports; Tennis; Watersports.

Fitness and Exercise Suites

Each of our main campuses has a state of the art fitness and exercise suite available free to all students. This is staffed by fully trained professionals who can design programmes to help you get fit and stay fit.

View all our courses in Sport and Exercise Sciences