Coach and Officials Academy

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Get experience of sports coaching, umpiring or refereeing with our Coach Academy and Officials Academy.

Coach Academy

Our Coach Academy provides opportunities for ARU students to gain valuable skills and experience in real-life settings.

You'll receive a comprehensive package of support, including a bursary to gain a National Governing Body coaching qualification, whilst completing a placement either as a coach within one of our student sports clubs or as a PE teaching assistant at The Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School.

How to apply

2020/21. Due to disruption to our sports programme caused by the COVID pandemic, we are not currently recruiting to the coach academy for this academic year. We hope to have an update soon so please keep an eye on this page for the latest news.

Officials Academy

The Officials Academy is a programme designed to support the development of students who'd like to gain more experience umpiring or refereeing.

Whether you're new to officiating with no current qualifications, or a seasoned umpire or referee, we've got opportunities for you to continue your development. We can provide access to courses and paid officiating opportunities. For further information email