Hartpury College Rowing Academy

Rowing Academy

Our rowing program at Hartpury College offers the perfect platform to chase your ambitions.

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Whether you're aspiring to be the next Great Britain rowing sensation, a future professional rowing coach, or simply wish to hone your rowing skills alongside your academic pursuits, our program represents a distinctive collaborative effort with the GB Rowing Team's 'Start' Program and Gloucester Rowing Club. It is tailored to identify and nurture the next generation of Olympic rowing champions.

Athletes and coaches at Hartpury College benefit from exceptional land-based training facilities, complemented by water-based training sessions hosted at Gloucester Rowing Club's state-of-the-art £1.6 million boathouse. Furthermore, our program grants access to support through British Rowing's esteemed World Class Start talent identification initiative.

Hartpury College boasts an impressive track record in the development of rowers, preparing them not only for success within the sport but also for thriving careers beyond. Our students have proudly represented Great Britain at both junior and U23 levels, while our alumni have made their mark on the international stage at U23 and Senior World Championships. Our rowing crews have consistently clinched national titles at prestigious events such as Henley Royal Regatta, National Schools, and the British Championships.

Prepare to learn from some of the most esteemed coaches within the Hartpury community. We are deeply committed to supporting you in achieving excellence in both your academic studies and your rowing endeavours. Your timetable is thoughtfully designed with your needs in mind, ensuring you derive maximum benefit from your academic qualifications and training regimen. In addition to weekly coaching sessions led by dedicated professionals, you'll have the chance to compete at the highest levels of university sport.

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Featured sport certificates and diplomas

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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport Pe And Coaching
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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport (PE and Coaching)

Prepare for a career in PE and sports coaching with this course. Learn through theoretical and practical sessions using our university level facilities. You’ll complete a seven-week work placement at a local primary school and deliver PE lessons.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Fitness
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Fitness)

Develop your understanding of the world of professional golfers and improve your golfing performance. You’ll learn through classroom based and practical sessions, and spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. Benefit from access to a golf driving range on campus, swing studio, artificial putting green, and bunkered short game area, as well as specialist coaching. To study this course you must have an official golf handicap.

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Football
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Football)

Gain a grounding in all aspects of sport, with emphasis on performance and excellence in football. Develop your knowledge of football training techniques for a range of players, from children to professionals. You’ll examine your own game to ensure you improve as a player. 

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport Golf
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Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport (Golf)

Develop your understanding of the world of professional golfers and improve your golfing performance. You’ll learn through classroom based and practical sessions, and spend one day a week participating in practical golf sessions at a local golf course. Benefit from access to a golf driving range on campus, swing studio, artificial putting green, and bunkered short game area, as well as specialist coaching. To study this course you must have an official golf handicap.

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For over 15 years, Hartpury College has been the nurturing ground for more than 250 aspiring athletes who have gone on to achieve international acclaim. From equestrian champions at the Olympics to our triumphant men's and women's rugby and men's football teams in the BUCS leagues, we are dedicated to cultivating the finest sporting talent.

Sport Academies Montage Hartpury University

Equine Academy

Our Equine Academy offers world-class coaching to empower our equestrian athletes in their pursuit of competitive careers. Notable graduates include Astier Nicolas, an Olympic medallist at Rio, and dressage sensation Olivia Oakeley.

Hartpury College Equine Academy

Women’s Rugby Academy

With representation in the top echelons of women's rugby - the Premier 15s and BUCS National League - coupled with previous BUCS championship victories, our university women's rugby team is truly exceptional. Guided by England star Natasha Hunt, we've proudly produced talents like Zoe Aldcroft, crowned World Rugby Women's 15s Player of the Year 2021.

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Men’s Rugby Academy

Our student-led rugby team, Hartpury University RFC, takes center stage on our campus. It's no surprise that graduates like Jonny May, Alex Cuthbert, Seb Negri, Harry Randall, Jonny Hill, and Ben Vellacott have gone on to make their mark in the professional rugby world.

University Mens Rugby Academy

Women’s Football Academy

In both football and futsal, our teams are active participants in the BUCS league. Our students are not only regulars in the Women's Futsal Super Series, aired live on BT Sport, but also frequently feature in club sides competing in the National League.

Hartpury College Womens Football Academy

Men’s Football Academy

Our senior football program stands among the finest in the UK. With 11 BUCS Premier League titles and five BUCS national championships under our belt, we have consistently produced remarkable talents. Graduates like Abdul Majeed Waris, David Accam, and Mustapha Bundu, who represented Sierra Leone in the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, speak to our program's excellence.

Hartpury College Mens Football Academy

Golf Academy

Our presence in top-level BUCS leagues, the BUCS Golf Tour, and competitions sanctioned by The R & A attests to the quality of our Golf Academy. Notable successes include former student George Bryant's victories at the English and Welsh BUCS Golf Championships and Joe Buenfeld's triumph at the Junior European Open.

Hartpury College Golf Academy

Netball Academy

Led by netball luminary Jess Shaw, our Netball Academy has earned its reputation as a Team Bath Netball Academy Development Centre and BUCS league champion. Our students are also integral members of Netball Superleague teams.

Hartpury College Netball Academy

Athlete Performance Academy

We provide unwavering support to athletes participating at the highest levels of their national governing body talent pathways, encompassing a wide spectrum of sports, including athletics, biathlon, cricket, swimming, and more.

Hartpury College Athlete Performance Academy

Modern Pentathlon Academy

As one of Pentathlon GB's premier modern pentathlon academies, Hartpury College has consistently delivered exceptional results and fostered the development of aspiring athletes.

Hartpury College Modern Pentathlon Academy