Sports College To Host Open Day This Easter

Sports College To Host Open Day This Easter

All of the information for the Centre of Excellence Open Day

Centre of Excellence News

The Hull FC Centre of Excellence will host an open day for prospective students interested in joining the club’s rugby and education programmes for the 2023/24 academic year.

The open day will take place at the University of Hull’s state-of-the-art facilities, where Hull FC’s Centre of Excellence is based.

The open day is open to rugby league players who want to progress in the sport, as well as those who may be keen to embark on a career within the sports industry – be it as an athlete, a coach or even a match official.

Everyone is invited to attend the Open Day on Monday 3rd April, which will include some coaching sessions, presentations, a tour of the facilities and a chance to ask any questions you may have about Hull FC’s rugby and education programmes.

Details for the open day as follows:

Where: University of Hull, Allam Sports Centre, Inglemire Lane

Who: Year 11 School Leavers 

When: Monday 3rd April (Easter Half Term)

Time: 9am-1pm

To register your interest for the upcoming open day, please click here

The open day will have a specific focus on the club’s College Rugby Academy, providing an insight into the expert coaching and facilities available at the Centre of Excellence. Learners will also take part in on and off-field based activites in conjunction with University of Hull partners.

Opportunities are provided for all at the Centre of Excellence, so learners do not have to be part of Hull FC’s rugby pathway to study at the sports college. The education programme is designed in a way where both aspiring rugby players and sporting professionals can unlock their potential.

The Centre of Excellence offers pathways into careers within sport through the Sporting Professional pathway, which allows learners to fully maximise the industry professionals at the club.

With the opportunity to learn, work and play as a part of the Centre of Excellence, the balance between theory and practical activities is ideal for students to develop knowledge and experience within the sports industry and how their academic studies can better them as athletes. 

The College Rugby Academy is directly aligned to the club’s rugby development pathway from grassroots to first-team, giving students the opportunity to pursue a professional rugby career if they wish – with both elite and recreational playing opportunities available.

Several players currently involved in the first-team squad have come through the club’s educational pathway, including young fullback Davy Litten and Matty Laidlaw, who have both debuted at Super League level!

Courses available at the Centre of Excellence include an NCFE Level 2 and NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports and Physical Activity.

Working with high profile education providers, SCL, who also partner the likes of West Ham, Leeds United and Yorkshire County Cricket, Hull FC’s education delivery is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Students also receive a host of benefits from Hull FC, including free training attire, discounts in the club stores, complimentary tickets to home games, and access to free travel in the Hull area.

Hosted at the University of Hull, students will also be able to see the opportunities available to continue learning at the site into higher education, including how the University programmes are also aligned to Hull FC.

Should you require further information on our Centre of Excellence programme, please email