Prepare yourself for a sports-related career or degree with the Activate Learning Oxford Brookes Junior Rowing Programme.
In September 2019, BROOKES|Rowing will be launching a brand new junior academy through its linked partner City of Oxford College, part of Activate Learning.
The programme will provide a platform for highly talented 16-year old rowers to apply to Oxford Brookes University by studying for an Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science based at Oxford Brookes partner, City of Oxford College.
The Junior Rowing Academy will follow the same racing and training format as the BROOKES|Rowing programme, with the exception of a focus on Junior Trials rather than Senior Trials. The junior men’s programme will be predominantly focussed on sweep-oared rowing, with the junior women’s programme featuring a combination of sweep and sculling.
Candidates most likely to be accepted onto the two-year course are:
- Those due to start A-levels or equivalent qualifications, having finished GCSEs
- Rowers already performing at a high level nationally
- Athletes identified by British Rowing World Class Start Programme
- Athletes with some rowing experience and an elite sporting background
The course timetable will be tailored around the training times of the student programme at Oxford Brookes University Boat Club. The group trains six days a week and boasts some of the best facilities in the world - with access to the university’s world class sports facilities where all land training takes place. The Oxford Brookes Boathouse is situated in Cholsey - for more information, take a look at the Oxford Brookes website.
The Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science is an advanced level qualification, equivalent to A-levels, and is a recognised entry route to higher education or employment in the field of sport. The curriculum covers a wide range of subjects about sport and the human body, and gets you ready for a wide range of related careers, including physiotherapy, sports centre management, personal training and more.
All organisation and logistics are organised between BROOKES|Rowing and the staff at City of Oxford College, so parents can be safe in the knowledge that your child will be supported in every way possible. This includes training times, competition logistics and travel between the college and boathouse.
For students wishing to join the programme who are currently living outside the area, accommodation with host families can be arranged. Please contact Mark Burrows for more information.
To read our news story on this exciting new course at Activate Learning, click here.