In a bid to cater to the individual needs of our learners, we have established a programme designed exclusively for students who show particular academic aptitude.
These will be students who show an interest which goes beyond the normal limits of the classroom, and a desire to explore the sorts of questions that would both expand their world view and improve their ability to engage in academic conversation.
The Saints Football Academy
The Academy aims to produce top-class players and increase the number of players being called up for trials at Premier League clubs and Welsh Schools and Colleges Teams.
As a member of the St David’s College Football Academy you will work with a team of highly trained and well-respected coaches. You will have access to 2 x 90 minute training sessions and an extensive match programme weekly term time, as well as access to elite sports training facilities at Ocean Park Arena.
Basketball at St David’s
St David’s partners with the Cardiff Met Archers, the Cardiff National Basketball League team, to allow students to develop their skills on the court, while gaining a high quality education off it.
In 2020 we strengthened our link with Cardiff Met Archers Women’s Basketball programme as the college team will be coached by Archers head coach and WBBL player Sarah Wagstaff.
The longer term ambition is for us to compete at the highest possible level of college competition and as we look to grow, this season will see us entering AOC league and cup competition.
With this partnership, St. David’s students have the opportunity for additional team and individual coaching sessions as well as strength and conditioning provision in conjunction with Cardiff Met. There is also the opportunity for students to join the Archers U18 women’s team who compete in the Premier division of the English national basketball league (NBL).
Duke of Edinburgh
St. David’s aims to give students opportunities outside the classroom to develop skills that will benefit their applications to University and Employment; the Duke of Edinburgh award builds initiative, self-belief, and problem-solving as participants work through challenges.