Your chance to be part of the Glasgow Kelvin Basketball Academy – Kelvin College Rocks
Did you know that, as a full-time enrolled student you can have the opportunity to be part of the exciting and new Kelvin College Rocks basketball team? So don’t hang around – places are filling up fast. Apply for the course of your choice and make sure you can take advantage of this unique sporting opportunity!
Once you have applied for a course, been accepted and enrolled you then have the opportunity to compete in trials for the Glasgow Rocks Basketball Academy and be part of Kelvin College Rocks.
The innovative programme is aimed at keen young amateur players who want to pursue a basketball career while also studying for their qualifications. The basketball element of the programme will be provided by the famous Glasgow Rocks and will run in parallel with your studies on a course at the College.
We are recruiting 20-25 students to the Academy each year, where each will have the opportunity to practice two evenings per week and play competitive games on top of their full-time programme of study.
Both male and female students are already taking part and thoroughly enjoying the experience.
Fully supervised strength and conditioning training sessions will take place in the fully-equipped gym and sports facilities at the College. Links with Scotland’s only men’s professional basketball team will also inject a performance element to the College’s existing sports programmes.
Duncan Smillie, owner of Glasgow Rocks Basketball Team, said on the programme;
“The Glasgow Rocks Basketball Academy in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College is an initiative we are delighted to have and it’s very exciting. The Academy can make a genuine difference to the lives of the students. Young people getting an education running parallel with a first-class basketball programme gives a potential pathway to pro-basketball in the UK, Europe and even the US college system.
The bar will be high for students, as it should be, but this opportunity could be life-changing for the young students involved.
I would like to thank Glasgow Kelvin College for their passion and support for young people in Glasgow – it is quite inspiring and we are proud to have them as a partner. I am equally thrilled that we have Gareth Murray as Academy Director. He has one of the finest basketball minds and his leadership of the Academy Coach and students assures a first-class programme will be delivered”
Glasgow Kelvin Principal, Derek Smeall, added;
“The College welcomes the opportunity to again work in partnership with Glasgow Rocks to establish the Basketball Academy in Glasgow. Each student has already enrolled on the course of their choice and will continue to study while developing their basketball skills with one of the finest teams in the UK.
Having the Basketball Academy will also provide solid work experience opportunities for other students at the College. Together we are confident that the Basketball Academy will provide both learning and sports opportunities in an innovative setting.
We are thrilled to expand further our partnership with Glasgow Rocks for the benefit of our students and look to the future of the Academy with real enthusiasm.”
If you are interested in this opportunity and you are enrolled as a student at Glasgow Kelvin College, then please click HERE and complete the form.