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17/07/18

A fantastic way to end the year Sports Awards with very special guest Team GB

16/07/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

16/07/18

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We've made it to Uganda all safe and well! 🇺🇬 https://t.co/JIgCtABlUr

15/07/18

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After 18 months of preparation, we are now heading to Heathrow to begin our expedition to Uganda! https://t.co/QEEU6ppJhm

14/07/18

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It was such an amazing day of + an amazing display of skill. Thanks again to our special guest James our sponsors and . Huge thanks to Dan and his team for making the day a huge 🏆 https://t.co/cRGslWA6mK

13/07/18

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DofE Gold qualifying expedition completed! Huge congratulations to the team for a fantastic four days hiking through Wales. Thank you again to for running another successful expedition. https://t.co/77l8yWH3d7

13/07/18

Winners of the amazing Thanks to all the incredibled acts, the celebrity judges and everyone who made it happen. An incredible 349 votes were cast in just two mins to decide the winner AS-Mashup. https://t.co/wOxO6Vc2Pq

13/07/18

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What a great day of https://t.co/rWz3gTIxuY

12/07/18

⁩ SportsDay 2018! https://t.co/u1ZZeKA9RK

11/07/18

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Are You Ready? https://t.co/4RmV2GZ3EY

09/07/18

Due to the England team getting to the semis, the start time has been moved forward 5pm to 6pm. Wed 11th June. Come and vote for your favourite act. Adults £3 Children £2...that's a lot of entertainment, for just £3

09/07/18

Retweetd From HCACP DofE

Ready to get started on our DofE Gold qualifying expedition tomorrow morning from Dol-Llys Farm campsite with Four days of trekking through the beautiful Welsh countryside ahead! https://t.co/nHYw4IdTm9

09/07/18

Events taking place at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace this week. https://t.co/J0yySwOtqJ

06/07/18

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Ready to go for another DofE Bronze qualifying expedition on a brilliantly sunny day at Devil's Dyke! https://t.co/WBwHo8EkNW

06/07/18

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Climbing to the summit of Devil's Dyke to complete our DofE Bronze qualifying expedition! https://t.co/SwbDQBchTY

05/07/18

Harris All Stars Football event underway great to see so many parents here supporting our PTFA. Girls final underway. https://t.co/rlCIj6IqeH

05/07/18

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Well done team for winning the Great https://t.co/9UBeb9Ntop

05/07/18

The HCACP Spelling Bee team in action. Good luck Louis, Taigan, Shasvn and Amarie! https://t.co/WTKmw7bKc3

02/07/18

The amazing HCACP All Stars football event is this Thursday. 5pm to 7pm. Don't miss it. Tickets £1 available on parent pay. https://t.co/qJMUV8LI2i https://t.co/iIBYrS9pba

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

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Bexley

Bromley

Croydon

Greenwich

Haringey

Merton

Newham

Southwark

Sutton

Thurrock

Wandsworth

Westminster

Athletics Academy

The Wired For Sport system was developed to give student-athletes a collegiate approach to their education and athletic requirements. We have made it our sole purpose to identify areas where there are ideal facilities, progression opportunities and educational establishments to create an environment conducive to success.

By following a strong athlete education system, athletes will be given the necessary skills to develop and progress fluently from Youth to Senior athlete making the prospects of making National and International standards more likely.

We have a strong emphasis on our athlete’s academic study, and believe that all athletes must achieve their full potential to allow them to gain industry skills and knowledge for a career after sport.

Wired For Sport will endeavour to produce a structure whereby like-minded students will work together and achieve together.

The system

The Wired For Sport academy places a heavy focus on the student athlete experience and ultimately deliver what it sets out to, remaining transparent and honest in its philosophies and its approach throughout.

The ultimate goals for all athletes in our system are to:

  • Achieve grades which will enable them to gain places at any University of their choice
  • Improve as young adults
  • Be ambassadors in their local communities
  • Perform at the highest possible level in their events

The relationship between our staffing team, the educational establishments and the athlete is vital in ensuring that all of these objectives are achieved.

Athletes engage in a unique course where they will be given the opportunity to be full time student athletes two years ahead of the UK norm.

Athletes in our system are given the freedom to study courses whichever BTEC or A-Levels they desire making this a truly personalised educational programme. All training and support happens outside of the educational programme.

Athletes studying at our HACP will access event specific coaching, strength and conditioning, and medical provision through out the week.

Learners are able to access Athletic Coaching, Strength and Condition, Physio/Sports Therapy, Psychological and Nutritional services as part of the support package.

Currently learners across all disciplines are recruited to become apart of the programme receiving the aforementioned services. Those learners who wish to remain with their regular coaches are encouraged to utilise the support services whilst remaining with current coaches. This has been very successful as this allows for strong networks of trust between our academy and personal coaches.

The provision of coaching has been sourced from highly skilled and qualified coaches who are associated with producing success which has enabled many athletes to progress into GB/England Junior and Senior Teams.

Progression performance

Learners on academy programs have been successful in securing University placements for two reasons:

  1. Being part of an academy demonstrates to Universities that our student athletes have the ability to complete academic study in conjunction with strict sports programmes.
  2. Well-run Academy programmes carry weight in ensuring that athletes are well prepared for “tough” training protocols at a senior level.

Student athletes have been given access to an American recruitment tool “The Athlete Watch” based in the Michael Johnson High Performance centre. Three athletes have been offered scholarships. The best so far being a 95% scholarship leaving £1000 for the student athlete to self-fund spread over the four year educational programme.

We have been very successful in creating strong links with local universities who are offering our learners fast track and priority entry into the their University systems. Our athletes are also eligible to train with University teams allowing a familiar and smooth transition into local HE establishments.

  • Educational >>> Strength and Conditioning
  • Support with annual planning >>> Coaching provision
  • Guidance and planning >>> Nutrition and psychology provision
  • Physio and Sports Therapy provision >>> Prescription and injury prevention support
     

Athlete Eligibility Criteria

  • Top 15 ranking (power of ten) from the previous season.
  • Studying a BTEC level 3 or A-Levels
  • Committed to achieving excellence
  • Ability to attend all delivery, workshop and assessment sessions

How is the programme delivered?

Wired for Sport model will see athletes educated, coached and supported at HACP. Athletes in this model will be able to access full Wired for Sport services including: coaching, strength and conditioning, physio and sports therapy, nutritional and psychology support.

Educational program

  • 3 A-level or equivilation programme
  • Functional Skills
  • Pastoral Care
  • Flexibile attitude towards competition schedules

Training facilitaion

  • Fully integrated programme in conjunction with education
  • All essential services provided to support high performance
  • Completed in a senior structure time frame (normal working hours)

Performance

  • Daily facilitation
  • Hands on approach from coaches and support staff
  • Easily managed log of tasks
  • Competition preperation