Basketball Academy

We have two basketball teams, both known as the Bulldogs, which participate in league and cup fixtures throughout the year.

As a Basketball Academy member you will develop your skills and fitness under coaches who have national and international basketball experience.

In recent years, our basketball teams have won a league and also made it through to cup semi-finals.

One Academy member was even invited to join the prestigious Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas.

Contact us now if you would like to join the Basketball Academy.

Basketball Match at Brock

More about Basketball

What are the benefits?

Our Basketball Academy is the ideal platform for aspiring athletes to benefit from outstanding coaching delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaches.

You will also benefit from our connections with sports scientists at Solent University, who will assess your fitness and identify your development needs.

In addition, we have a thriving relationship with the CBA Basketball Academy in Gran Canaria, where you can train for a week during the summer term.

What about facilities?

You will train in the College’s Sports Hall.

You will also have access to the following facilities:

  • Fully equipped gym and fitness studio.
  • Twenty-five acres of playing fields.
  • Purpose-built changing facilities.
  • Floodlit all-weather courts for netball and tennis.
  • Grass pitches for football, rugby, hockey and lacrosse.

Are there fees?

All costs will be kept at a minimum. However, we charge a £100 joining fee that covers spend associated with league entries, referees, match fees, transport, insurance and pitch hire. You will also need to purchase a special Academy kit.

Are there entry requirements?

To join one of our academies you will need:

  • A good level of playing experience in your chosen sport.
  • A willingness to learn and develop.
  • To be 16 -19 years old.
  • A place studying a course at Brockenhurst College. You do not have to be studying a sport related programme to be a member of a Sports Academy.

Will I compete?

All Academies compete in competitions throughout the season.

These include county, regional and national competitions such as Hampshire Colleges leagues and cups, British Colleges Sport leagues and tournaments, and other nationwide cup competitions.

There is also a full range of competitive opportunities for you to achieve county, regional and national call-ups within your sport. This includes British Colleges Sport and national governing bodies’ talent identification systems.

Why join the Academy?

  • You will thrive by benefitting from a fiercely competitive environment right from the start.
  • You will have the opportunity to play in the Hampshire Colleges League and British Colleges Cup.
  • You will take ownership of your sessions and motivate one another to establish a high level of cohesion.
  • Former members of the Academy have gone on to play at the Impact Academy, Nevada, USA; Bishop Warsh School, Maryland, USA; and UWIC University Basketball; as well as the Welsh National women’s team.

Taster Sessions

Each year we hold trials where you can discover more about our academies and how you can take part in sport alongside your studies.

The Sports Academy system is open to all Brock students. Importantly, we expect entrants to have a solid background of playing experience and show full commitment to the team, as well as determination to improve.

Contact us now to register your interest in joining a Sport Academy.

Basketball practice at Brock

Alternative sports

If you’d like to be part of the Academy please contact us.


Find out more about the Sports Academy at one of our Open Events.

Open events


01590 625555 ext 259
Apply for the Sports Academy