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Team BTC

The Team BTC provides talented students with the opportunity to access professional, high quality sports coaching alongside studying at an outstanding further education institution.


Team BTC is our over-arching term for our Sports Academy programme and is open to all students, regardless of their course or campus. We recognise that many students love playing school sport but have ambitions of fulfilling a career in another industry, so we bring that all together to ensure your time at College provides everything you want.

The Team BTC offer has been nationally recognised by the Association of Colleges as one of the best sport academy programmes in the country and is rubber-stamped by Sport England. It’s been awarded with Talented Athlete Support Scheme accreditation, which makes us the only College in the south-west of England to achieve this kitemark.

Each sport is delivered by highly experienced staff, focused on developing player potential and has strong pathways to a range of semi-professional and professional sports clubs. Our package isn’t just about ‘training’, it’s a supportive programme that places you at the centre. Students who are part of the Team BTC have access to strength and conditioning programmes, sports massage, performance analysis and guest talks from experts in sports psychology. Team BTC students can study a variety of academic programmes, and for some sports receive over twelve hours a week of coaching.

Please register your interest using the form below.

Our Teams

Team BTC offers provision across men’s and women’s football &  rugby, golf, basketball, netball and trampolining. Students are selected to be part of a Team BTC  through a series of trials which are held throughout the year and at the start of each academic year.

Don’t worry if you play a sport outside of these at a competitive level. Whilst we don’t complete weekly training in all sports, we will still ensure all students have the opportunity to represent the College at regional and national competitions such as badminton, cricket, tennis, squash, athletics, table-tennis, swimming and many more.

If you’re already competing in sport at a high level, you may be interested in applying for one of our Sports Scholarships.

Our Partners

Alongside our exceptional performance programme we work with an array of professional and semi-professional clubs such as Bridgwater Bucs, Taunton Town FC, Bridgwater United FC, Puma Cobra, Bristol Bears and Taunton Titans, alongside many more. Our partnership clubs provide excellent support services via their networks and also provide robust pathways for our current students into the clubs.

Scholarships

We’re excited to offer sports scholarships based on your previous achievements. We provide four levels of scholarships ranging from £125 to £1,000.

Students on any programme can apply for a scholarship, but in order to be considered you must have the following:

  • A proven record of success in competitive sport at local, regional or national level
  • Ambition, enthusiasm, talent, sporting achievement or potential and a capacity for hard work
  • Successful application

To apply for a Sports Scholarship, fill in the online application on the scholarship page of our website. For more information please email sport@btc.ac.uk or call 01278 441322.

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If you’d rather participate in sport for fun, there is a range of other activities to get involved in through BTC Active programmes, such as wheelchair basketball, hockey, volleyball, badminton, archery, table tennis and zumba.