Bristol Academy of Sport | American Football
The Bristol Academy of Sport is part of SGS College and boasts some of the best sporting facilities in Further Education. We are partnered with both Bristol City, Bristol City WFC, Bristol Rugby, Forrest Green Rovers and the Bristol Flyers. We offer elite level coaching in American Football, Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Female Football, Female Rugby, Football, Golf, Netball, Rugby League, Rugby Union and Table Tennis.
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The Bristol Academy PRIDE is now recruiting student-athletes for the 2017 academic year. Apply online here.


All candidates for the American Football Academy must be on a full-time course at SGS College. We offer academic opportunities from Btec qualifications, A-Levels, Higher National Diplomas and Degree courses.


Candidates must also be between the ages of 16-20 from the start date of their chosen course. For more information email Head Coach Benjamin Herod.

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Top level coaching


Those on the team receive up to 16 hours per week training through a combination of field, class and gym work from full-time American Football academy coaches Ben Herod and Daniel Maher. Click here to view their bios.


The Pride competes in fixtures regularly throughout the academic year, both domestically against university sides and internationally against European club sides and various touring American and Canadian high school programmes.


The team also competes regularly in Seven’s competitions. Additionally, the Pride Academy has helped to create its own community 11-on-11 league known as the Bristol Academy Community League (BACL).
The Pride players benefit from using state-of-the-art training facilities which includes an indoor 3G pitch and a full-length 4G pitch for home games.


The players also have access to on-site sports physiotherapists, strength and conditioning coaches and an elite-level gym based in the new Academy building.


Notable Successes


Click here to read more about our NCAA success stories. The Pride Academy has had unparalleled success over the past six seasons with now 20 of our former students having continued on to study and play football in the USA at NCAA divisional colleges, High School or Junior College.


Our former and current students number more than 50 Great Britain Internationals and three have signed semi-professional contracts for European franchises with help from our partners at HUDL.


Another achievement our coaching staff is particularly proud of was it’s run of three straight SGS College ‘Male Student of the Year Award’ from 2012-2014.

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International Caps


American Scholarships


Semi-Pro Careers


Student of the Year

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Seen all you need to? Want to sign up to a course now? Use our online application form