Our Women's Rugby Academy, in partnership with Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, is one of the best in the North East.

One of only ten Colleges in the country that will be a DiSE (Diploma in Sporting Excellence) Academy for Women’s Rugby, our players compete in the AOC Sport North East, Yorkshire and Humber league with students receiving first-class coaching from DMP Sharks' as well as weekly strength and conditioning sessions.

If you are a talented athlete and represent your sport regionally and/or nationally in an individual sport join the growing list of students who we have supported in achieving regional and national success.

What will I receive?

You will receive an impressive benefits package that will further develop your sporting talent, including:

  • Daily training sessions that are incorporated into your timetable
  • Training sessions with highly qualified and experienced coaches in your sport
  • Onsite sports therapist to support rehabilitation
  • Strength and conditioning plans
  • Access to the College gym
  • Sport Psychology support
  • Nutritional support
  • Individual performance profiles and plans to enhance performance
  • Access to Nike kit at a discounted price
    Discounts to CrossFit Hartlepool
  • Video and performance analysis
  • Sport Science testing and monitoring
  • Access to our AOC Leadership Academy and Hartlepool Borough Council Coaching Academy to gain additional NGB qualifications