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Academies for Sports

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. Sports include:







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

Max Nadia YTLFC 2015 Head and Shoulders

Max Smallcombe

is a member of the Exeter City Academy and has played for Wales in International matches.


Nadia Rawson

plays tennis for England in the Junior Squad.  She has played in Europe

Ebony Dover

made her football debut against Millwall Lionesses. Ebony was the youngest player in the team, representing Yeovil Town Ladies. She has since played against Watford Ladies and Doncaster Belles. Ebony trains weekly at Yeovil with the team, as well as training sessions in Bodmin, whilst maintaining her commitment to her studies