Performance sport at Hartpury

Over 200 international athletes have developed their talents with us over the past 10 years. You could be our next success story. We're a semi-professional sports environment offering world-class facilities and professional coaching and support services.

If you’re playing sport competitively, or you have the talent and drive to do so, you may want to join one of our Sports Academies. You'll be supported to achieve excellence in your sporting area and your academic studies.

Our Sports Academy staff are among the best in their respective fields. They have competed or worked at professional levels and continue to uphold their standards through strong links with their national governing bodies.

From Olympic Gold equestrian athletes to professional footballers and GB rowing coaches, you can be confident that you'll learn from some of the best at Hartpury.

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Sport England’s Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)
Our programmes are designed to bring the best out of young sporting talent - helping them to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers side by side.

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)
We work in partnership to create future generations of clean athletes - ensuring that all performers and personnel understand and practise the values of clean sport.

Sports Academy membership costs

If you would like to represent one of the Academy sports at Hartpury then you must become a member of the Sports Academy. You can view the cost of membership below.

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Recreational sport and activities at Hartpury

Sport at Hartpury can be just for fun too! You don’t have to be playing at the highest level or have aspirations to make our senior squads to play sport and get active.

There’s rugby and football at recreational level as well as opportunities to play golf, netball, badminton, basketball, hockey, volleyball and many more!

All students benefit from our exceptional sports facilities and we offer a packed programme of fitness and fun activities to help boost our students’ wellbeing too!

Our Clean Sport commitment

Hartpury was the first college in the UK to achieve the highest level of UK Anti-doping accreditation

At Hartpury, we expect all of our athletes – elite and recreational – to play, train and compete in line with the spirit of sport, including the anti-doping rules.

After a year-long action plan that included a variety of workshops, courses and training advice to help raise awareness among the college’s elite athletes, students and staff, Hartpury now has the top level of accreditation provided by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

Hartpury coaches and staff will not condone, assist or in any way support the use of prohibited substances and methods.

Workshops educate athletes, coaches and other academic and support staff, to ensure they understand the risks of doping and their responsibility towards clean sport, as well as signposting where they can go for more support and advice.

Students and staff are also encouraged to sign up for UKAD’s free online advisors course and some coaches and staff are also trained as anti-doping educators. Posters and hoardings setting out Hartpury’s clean sport commitment are visible across the campus.

Anti-doping education is now being woven into all academic courses, support services and the activities and recreational programme that are offered to all students.”

You can read Hartpury’s Clean Sport commitment in full here.

You can sign up for UKAD’s free online advisors course and find more information and useful resources at