Alex Jenkins started his football here at SGS College and continued through our community program onto a full scholarship with UIW before eventually landing a 4 year contract in 2017 with the New Orleans Saints in the NFL. Jenkins recorded a sack in his second ever game with the Saints.READ MORE
Wales international and British and Irish Lions back-row, Toby Faletau,
is a former student at SGS College and part of our National Champion Rugby Union Academy.
When compared against the six Further Education Colleges in the South West of England, SGS College’s Value Added Performance is consistently ranked in the top three and, in many cases, at the very top.
National Key Stage Five performance tables show students studying at SGS College continuously perform beyond expectations.
Ofsted have identified that our guidance and support for learners is of the highest standard at SGS College.
We have incredible facilities for elite level athletes including our new Academy building that houses a state of the art gym, a deluxe film review room, ice baths and a fully equipped physiotherapists suite.
A playing surface is critical to getting the most from your game. We boast lazer-levelled grass fields, state of the art indoor and outdoor all weather fields, a running track and a BBL standard basketball court.
We have top-level coaches for each sport, many of whom progress to full international roles such as Mark Sampson, who is our former female football academy coach and current England Women's Football Manager.
Former players have found professional homes with local clubs such as Bristol City FC, Bristol Rugby, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Bristol Rovers and the Bristol Flyers.
Our players are given the best start on their pathway to international success by attaining College and Home Nation U18 caps, full international caps and British and Irish Lions caps in Rugby and Pro Tour appearances in Golf.
Players from our American Football, Golf, Football and female Football Academies have long enjoyed being recruited into further education in the USA including Auburn College and Boise State to colleges based in Florida, Austin, Troy and San Antonio.
The first team for Bristol is full of former and current student athletes including Mitch Eadie, Joe Joyce, Andy Uren, Ezra Caven, Lucas and Augie Slowick.
Similarly, Chantelle Miell lines out regularly for the Bristol Ladies first team.
As we have a very close relationship with Bristol Rugby over many years and several of our players have been awarded professional contracts from training at and playing for SGS College.
The side won promotion in November 2016 and will ply their trade at the highest level in the Women’s Super League in 2017.
"My son has played for The Pride for the last two years under Coach Ben Herod. He has shown young men how to not only to respect others but also to respect themselves and go for their dreams. He is a man with so many talents. Not only on the field but also a mentor, guide and someone to look up to. My son now believes in himself and his capabilities more than ever after being part of the squad and under the excellent tuition of Coach Ben. If your son is Interested in American Football then send him here. He will never look back. Go for it. Its an amazing sport."
“I would never be the athlete I am without the support from SGS College. They opened my eyes to perform to my fullest potential, from every long gym session, cold rainy track sessions to studying in class. The support was always there and I would recommend any athletes with big dreams to join SGS College.”