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Sport

Welcome to the home of Huish Sport, here you will find something for everyone!

If you’re a beginner wanting to stay active and have fun you can get involved with our social sports, for those of you feeling competitive, join a Huish team and be a part of our successful Green Army!

Huish Sport runs a comprehensive, wide ranging and extremely successful Sports enrichment programme. Each year, both teams and individuals achieve significant success and recognition at county, regional and national level.

Huish Sport activities take place during the College day and, if you express the desire to be involved, your timetable will be designed to allow this. The Huish Sport programme is aimed at students who want to represent Huish against other South West Colleges. If you are selected for a team, you will find that the fixture programme is predominantly on Wednesday afternoons where you will face Colleges from across the Country.

The main team sports we offer are Football, Rugby, Basketball, Netball and Hockey.

View all our sports on offer

Huish Sport has partnerships with Huish Tigers, Somerset County Cricket, Bristol Bears Academy and Bears Women.

All our academy programmes have a very similar approach in that we wish to develop the individual not just the player; players are given opportunities to enhance their playing, coaching and officiating skills whilst with us.

It is our aim to develop you into a well-rounded adult by the time you leave us with many doors open to you. Each programme has access to the on-site strength and conditioning gym and physio treatment, which is available weekly during the playing season. Below is an insight as to what you can expect from each academy whilst you are with us.

Somerset County Cricket Club Academy

This programme has a long-standing history with the likes of Jack Leach studying with us here at Huish whilst developing his cricketing skills with Somerset Cricket. The programme is a joint venture between us and the Somerset County Cricket Club. The players will have access to strength & conditioning at the College and then group and 2-1 skills sessions at the County Ground from some of Somerset’s top age grade coaches.

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Huish Tigers Basketball

Huish Tigers run an in-house performance programme. The aim of the programme is to develop individual skill sets to allow players to progress into professional environments after they complete their studies at Huish. Sessions include:

  • Leadership Development
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Psychology
  • 1v1 Skills Sessions

Each of these sessions is tailor-made to the individual with regular reviews between the player and the Head Coach to decide on the individual path you require. There is no one size fits all when it comes to progression, everyone has their own path and will develop at their own speed. We aim to act as catalyst for players to discover their path to success.

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Huish Tigers Rugby and Bristol Bears

We have developed a very exciting partnership with both the female and male Bears programmes over the past 12-18 months. This programme has seen many of our players have an opportunity to progress into the Bears Academy and hopefully into the full senior training squad in time. The programme consists of a joint effort between Bristol Bears and thel Huish Tigers Rugby team. Huish Tigers deliver the day to day coaching for players and sport psychology sessions whilst Bears offer support in strength & conditioning and nutrition to support the physical development of young athletes. Films of these types of sessions can be found on the Huish Sport YouTube Channel.

Download the Bristol Bears Under 18s information pack.

If you want to stay active but perhaps can’t commit to regular training or prefer a relaxed atmosphere, than there are plenty of activities open to you. You can come along when you want, bring your friends and get involved, with no experience necessary.

Activities include Yoga, Table Tennis, Boccia, 3v3 Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball and Self Defence, to name just a few.

Social Sport sessions take place within the timetable and after college and are a great way to fill gaps in your timetable, meet new people, keep fit and have fun! Drop by the Sycamore Sports Hall for the latest timetable or to suggest what you would like to see on offer.

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We run a fully functioning gym on campus. The gym has a selection of equipment including cardio equipment and weights allowing you to meet your development needs as you see fit.

You will find a number of suggested work outs available on the wall, great for those looking for a place to start.

The gym is payable via the online shop.

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The Sycamore Sports Hall is the home of Huish Sport.

The purpose built facility includes a full sized multi sports arena, including a spacious viewing gallery with seating for 100 spectators, changing facilities, a gym and dedicated classrooms for our Sport courses. The courts are said to be one of the best in the country with state-of-the art camera technology for performance analysis.

We also have large playing fields for outdoor sports including Ash Meadows Rugby Pitch which opened in January 2021.

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Our Values: 

To provide exceptional education and training through sport and physical activity.

Our blueprint is based on the following:

  • Huish Sport positively shaping and changing the lives of young people
  • Providing a high quality coaching and environment for all young people
  • Offering a breadth of activities that appeals to all students

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You’ll find us in the Sycamore Sports Hall reception, stop by if you would like to find out more about current activities on offer. We are supported by a strong team of coaches.

 

Mike Ryan and Bethanie WilsonMike Ryan – Sport Development Officer
E: mikery@richuish.ac.uk
T:01823 320 963

Bethanie Wilson – Sport Development Assistant
E: bethaniew@richuish.ac.uk

 

 

 

Gary CarterGary Carter – Head of Huish Tigers Basketball
E: garyc@richuish.ac.uk
T:01823 424 655