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manchester Giants Academy

At Xaverian College, our students stand tall ready for lofty futures.

That’s why we found the perfect partnership in the Manchester Giants, our city’s high-flying basketball team.

If you’re already a basketball addict and have designs on becoming a pro, the Manchester Giants Academy at Xaverian College could be where both your academic and sporting dreams come true.

Every year, the prized opportunity is gifted to those with the potential to excel in study and hoops.

Get selected and you’ll split your week between college and the court.

Four afternoons a week training with Manchester Giants, currently riding high in the top-tier British Basketball League. Three mornings and one full day on campus.

Ready to be a giant in your field? We look forward to you having a ball at the Manchester Giants Academy.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to demonstrate a track record of playing basketball to a high standard

You should meet Xaverian’s academic and overall entry requirements, which can be found here

Studying with us

We expect that all Academy students will take a single or three-block options of Sport BTEC as part of the Academy programme of study. Choosing a single block of Sport means you can combine it with any two of our A Levels or Applied/BTEC subjects. Blocks of Sport are equivalent to the same number of A Levels, ie, one block of Sport is equivalent to one A Level.

TO APPLY

DOWNLOAD

Download and print off the application form

fill it in

Include a personal statement that details your experience playing basketball

HAND IT IN

Take it to your high school for the Head of Year (or a similar manager) to complete your predicted GCSE grades and reference.

SEND TO US

You will need to check whether your school will send the form directly to us or whether you will need to send it.

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