BMC Launches New Partnership with Charnwood Rutland Warriors!

| Brooksby
Brooksby Bears

Brooksby Melton College has announced the start of an exciting new partnership with the East Midland’s biggest Netball club – Charnwood Rutland Warriors.

The College will now be offering a Netball Academy designed for students aged 16-18 who wish to develop their Netball skills alongside full-time education. All students who successfully register for the academy will study either Level 2 or 3 Sport, or Level 3 Sports Science. Players will participate in practical sessions across four days a week, including games in the AoC League as the ‘Brooksby Bears’.

For those that excel, there is also the option to progress onto a Sports Science degree course with BMC once they graduate from their FE study.

All Academy players have access to a high level of Netball coaching, a personalised Strength and Conditioning programme, Performance Analysis, Sports Psychology support, and Sports Injury and Rehabilitation support.

BMC Programme Area Manager for Sport, Andy Graham said, “We’re so pleased to be able to welcome another great club to our College. This new partnership gives our female students a brilliant opportunity to specialise in the field of Netball, allowing them to focus on their education whilst developing the sport they love.”

Charnwood Rutland Netball Club launched in 2017 following a merger of two of the biggest and most successful clubs in the region (Charnwood Sapphires in Loughborough and Rutland Rockets in Oakham). The merger made them the biggest club in the East Midlands with 220+ playing members.
They train players from the age of 8+ into adulthood, offering both a performance pathway and a development pathway. The club has 20 teams playing in various local leagues in Leicester and Loughborough. The club is also renowned for its regional strength, with teams in the East Midlands regional league and two U16 and U14 teams in the top East Midlands league.

Brooksby Melton College offers a range of impressive pathways for their Sport and Sports Science students, including Rugby with Leicester Tigers, Football with Leicester City Women and Mansfield Town, and now Netball with Charnwood Rutland Warriors.

The College boasts a range of professional Sports facilities for their students, including fully catered on-site accommodation.

Students wishing to know more about the academy, or to apply, should contact Andy Graham at