Sports Academy

Edinburgh Schools Sports Academy

The City of Edinburgh Schools Sports Academy is a training and support programme designed to assist City of Edinburgh Council school pupils to reach their sporting potential.

It features 7 sports programmes

  • badminton for P3 to S6
  • cricket for S1 to S3
  • girls football for S1 to S3
  • hockey for S1 to S3
  • girls netball for P5 to P7
  • rugby for S1 to S3
  • volleyball for S1 to S3.

Apply for our Sports Academy

Download hockey information (PDF)

Download netball information (PDF)

Our programmes

The programmes align with national governing body athlete development strategies and assist pupils in obtaining entry into regional squads within their sport.

Each of our sports are delivered by highly-experienced coaching staff. Training takes place at schools, venues and sports facilities across Edinburgh.

The Sports Academy includes athlete and coach education workshops designed to support and compliment learning within each of the sports programmes.


Being part of the Sports Academy definitely helped me as I’m now playing with Hibernian Women’s first team in the SWPL1, and had the honour of being selected and playing for the Scotland u15s, u16s and u17s national teams.

—Addie Handley – Hibernian ladies and Scotland U19s

The Sports Academy encourages players to aspire to become the very best they can be. It builds confidence, self-esteem, and forms friendships that are everlasting.

—Julie Hogg - Badminton head coach


Sports Academy costs £150

You can pay in installments if needed.

We offer free places for pupils who are entitled to free school meals. Contact us to discuss this.

Sports Academy

Address: 1.2 Waverley Court,
4 East Market Street,