Students can net themselves fantastic skills on and off the court at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) this September.

A new Netball Academy, affiliated to England Netball, has been launched at the college’s Enfield Centre, which is also home to a Football Academy, Basketball Academy and Martial Arts Academy.

The Sports Academies are open to all students aged 16-18 who are studying a full-time course at the centre in Hertford Road, that includes a fully equipped gym, sports hall and changing facilities.

They will compete in college leagues and tournaments, receive a free training kit, professional coaching, fitness training, sports analysis and medical support.

Students will also benefit from work placement opportunities and receive complimentary tickets to high-profile sports events.

Elite athletes can apply for a bursary worth up to £2,500 to help cover the cost of other sports services, equipment and travel.

Jonathan Silman, Head of School for Sport, said: “From netball and basketball to football and martial arts, we have a range of Sports Academies to take part in alongside your studies.

“Each of our academies is partnered with a professional organisation to give you the best training, advice, training and support in your chosen sport. I believe they are the best college sports facilities in London.”

CONEL offers a wide range of courses for school leavers at its centres in Enfield and Tottenham, including courses in Accounting, Business, Construction, Childcare, Creative Media, Computing, Engineering, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Health and Social Care, Music, Public Services, Science, Sport and Travel and Tourism.

The college also offers A Levels at Enfield with CONEL’s sister college, City and Islington College.

Adults aged 19 and over can also study these courses as well as other qualifications in Counselling and Teacher Education, which are all free up to Level 2 along, with many free short courses.

The college even offers Access to Higher Education Diplomas for adults looking to go to university and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) courses.

Apprenticeships are also available for all ages in a wide range of career paths with top industry employers, as well as employability courses to support people get into work.

Apply now for courses and apprenticeships.

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