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Sports Academies

Bodmin College Rugby Academy

Our Sporting Academies are run by ex-Professional and ex-International players and coaches, that’s what makes them a cut above the rest, unique and extra special.

TRIATHLON : 2013/2014 sees the second year of our Triathlon Academy. We have linked up with clubs and organisations both locally and internationally and if triathlon is your sport (or even one of the three disciplines) you will be enrolling into a truly outstanding network of training, support and advice. Click here for details of our latest Academy.

NETBALL : The Netball Academy offers coaching and match participation at any level, whether you are County and above or new to Netball. With three teams there is a space to suit any player.  December 2013 update: Girls netball are currently unbeaten in their league matches. This is the first year we have gone to a league format which is competitive rather that friendly and the results are starting to roll in with Bodmin as yet to be beaten. They have played Bude won, Newquay Tretherras and won 16-15, Camborne won and Wadebridge won scores to be sent later.

FOOTBALL : Partnered with Exeter City FC, this academy offers talented students a chance to be selected for Exeter City Elite Player Pathway, an opportunity for professionalism. Academy players will be coached by ECFC staff as well as our own Chris Morris; and will play at levels from friendly to British College’s League & Cup. For more info click here

RUGBY : Players of all levels are welcome to join the Academy whether you are County level and above or new to competitive rugby. The emphasis is on enjoyment and team ethics. The structured coaching sessions contribute to the success of the Rugby Academy.

Meet The Coaches

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Ian Morgan
Ian joined the Academy in January 2015, prior to joining the Academy, Ian represented Royal Air Force & Combined Services, Cornwall 18’s, 21’s and Seniors. During this period Ian played against Argentina (twice), Romania, New Zealand Maoris and the Barbarians 4 times. Ian played 2 seasons at Championship level with the Newbury Blues, before returning to Cornwall and take up coaching.He is currently coaching the Cornwall Senior XV and the Under 20’s, leading the seniors to Twickenham in 2014. Prior to coaching within the Cornwall setup, Ian coached the Royal Air Force and the Combined Services. Outside of the representative game, Ian has coached at several levels, he has worked with the Cornish All Blacks as backs coach, Cornish Pirates as kicking coach and most recently helped lead Brixham RFC to promotion to the National leagues.
Chris Morris
Chris was born and raised in Newquay, leaving to play for Sheffield Wednesday. He later played for Celtic and then Ireland, winning 35 full international caps in his career. Chris played in both of the finals in Euro 88, and Irelands finest hour, the quarter finals of the World Cup Italia 90. Recently Chris has focussed on coaching football, both at Bodmin College but also part-time with Exeter City at their Centre of Excellence. See more here


Our Stars

Alice Burford
Representing Team GB under 18s in a Laser Radial has taken Alice as far away as Brazil. She is aiming for the GB under 21 squad.
Gabi Rowe
Gabi won the Open Women’s Surf Competition at Fistral and became part of team GB at the World Junior Surf Competition in New Zealand
Matt Halton
After setting a new County record Matt became England Schools Champion at Shot Putt; and this led to a place on Team GB.