Hull FC Sports College was set up in 2010 to engage post-16 learners in Hull and surrounding areas in education through the power of sport.

About the Hull FC Sports College

Hull FC Sports College was set up in 2010 to engage post-16 learners in Hull and surrounding areas in education through the power of sport.

Our new courses are bigger and better than ever and now also include the chance for students to progress as players with Hull FC!

The courses are delivered by fully qualified tutors and coaches, with our team of staff boasting current and former professional players and national standard coaches.

The Hull FC Sports College facilities include classrooms, common rooms and a gym at our education centres on Pickering Road and the KCOM Stadium.

The college also makes the most of the state-of-the-art facilities at the club’s first-team training ground.

Our motto is Learn, Work, Play.

The College’s objectives are to:

  • Provide high quality, flexible and responsive courses that increase the participation of young people.
  • Develop pathways which enable learners to achieve further qualifications and pursue employment opportunities.
  • Enable learners to fulfill their potential through outstanding teaching, learning, coaching and assessment, creating opportunities to work or play in professional sport.
  • Our unique curriculum has been designed to give learners the opportunity to develop their employment pathways within the sporting field.

Students have the chance to develop their skills and knowledge through a curriculum built up of both vocational and academic qualifications.

Additional training and qualifications are provided to accelerate the personal development of our students, plus invaluable work experience with Hull FC – including coaching, conditioning and business, tailored to each students academic progress.

Our full-time study programme consists of choosing from four options:

  • Apprenticeships & Traineeships
  • NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Sport
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport
  • Learners at the Hull FC Sports College will also have the opportunity to be involved with:
  • Hull FC College Academy Team - Up to 10 hours training per week plus regular fixtures in the college league – delivered by professional coaches and monitored regularly by Hull FC scouts.
  • Minimum of 10 hours work experience with Hull FC, including match days.
  • Enrichment activities (Multi-sports inc; Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee, gym instruction, Rugby, football etc).
  • Media training (e.g match day analysis, video and photography).
  • English & Maths study and GCSE re-sits (if applicable).
  • Additional Qualifications – Referee’s Course, Level 1 RFL Qualification.

Each student that enrolls at the Hull FC Sports College will also receive:

  • FREE entry to every Hull FC home fixture.
  • FREE Hull FC branded hoody.
  • FREE transport to and from college.
  • Government Bursary.
  • Specialist extra-curricular rugby training by professional coaches.
  • Player visits / training sessions.
  • Reduced training kit package.
  • Exclusive discounts at Hull FC.
  • Exclusive discounts at over 40 restaurants and retailers in Hull.
  • But don’t worry, you don’t have to take part in all of these activities or even be interested in rugby.

We have places for non-rugby students too.

How to apply

If you think you might be interested in becoming a part of the Hull FC Sports College, send an email to If you would like any further information, please contact