Senior Academy Programme
Talented athletes aged 18+
The Volleyball England Senior Academy Programme has been established to extend the England Talent Pathway, allowing talented athletes to continue to develop as Volleyball athletes whilst continuing with their education.
The Senior Academy network is the natural next step along the talent pathway from the established junior academy network and will be hosted by a network of partner Higher Education institutions (Universities) that provide volleyball programmes for talented English athletes.
The University partnerships mark a key milestone in Volleyball England’s continuous ambition to develop talented volleyball athletes. This step offers an opportunity to continue in a volleyball programme for those exiting the already established junior academy network.
Each university offers a wide range of academic options and provide a fantastic opportunity for aspiring athletes to continue to develop within a performance environment.
To be involved in a university programme, athletes would need to complete the UCAS application process as normal. The deadline for university applications, to start in the 2020/21 academic year, has passed.
The universities and their most appropriate contact details are outlined below.
For any questions relating to the process and the Senior Academy Programme itself please contact Bertrand Olie, Academy Coach and Technical Lead via email or on 01509 227722
Bournemouth University - Silver
Northumbria University - Silver
Sheffield Hallam University - Silver
University of East London - Silver
University of Essex - Silver
University of Nottingham - Silver
For more information please contact Bertrand Olie, Academy Coach and Technical Lead Lead, via email or by phone on 01509 227722