Competitive Sport

Coulsdon Sixth Form College aims to give all students an opportunity to enjoy sport and physical activity, whether as members of a College team (see below).

Sport and Physical Activity

Coulsdon College has create a Sport and Physical Activity Strategy.

The vision is for physical activity to be “embedded in the culture of the college and for them to be recognised as a leading college for a sporting culture”.

The delivery of Sport and Physical Activity at both Coulsdon can be categorized into one of five strategic aims:

  • Strategic Aim 1 – Participation in Sport
  • Strategic Aim 2 – Volunteering in Sport and Coach Education
  • Strategic Aim 3 – Community Sport
  • Strategic Aim 4 – Competitive Sport
  • Strategic Aim 5 – Facilities and Funding


Coulsdon College offers a full timetable of sports activities via its comprehensive Activities Programme. This incorporates popular sports such as Football and Basketball in addition to less mainstream sports such as Archery.

The College also seeks to make sports such as Golf more accessible to its students – and has recently arranged for a series of sessions to be delivered by PGA professionals at Coulsdon Golf Club.

Volunteering in Sport & Coach Education

To support the Sports and Physical Activity Programme, Coulsdon College also offers students the opportunity to be Sports Ambassadors.

Community Sport

The College works hard to foster strong connections with local sporting providers such as FTF Academy.

Competitive Sport

The College performs extremely well against other Colleges and makes it one of the very best places to play competitive sport.

College teams compete in the Surrey Sixth Form Colleges League in the following sports:

  • Mens’ Football
  • Ladies’ Football
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Netball
  • Basketball

Depending on interest, the College can also run teams in volleyball, tennis, table tennis, badminton and swimming although the College is not able to offer team practice sessions in all these sports.

Trials are held during enrolment week and fixtures run throughout the academic year. Most teams compete on Wednesday afternoons and students should bear this in mind when finalising their timetables.

Opportunities also exist through British Colleges Sport for competing in Cross-country, Squash, Athletics, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Trampolining and Golf. The BCS organises tournaments, leagues and fixtures for Sixth Form and Tertiary Colleges, and gives students the opportunity to represent both South East Colleges and British Colleges in competitions.

Football Academy

All full-time students at Coulsdon College can apply to join the Colleges Football Academy, run in partnership with FTF Academy.  This gives the lucky players football coaching in addition to their main courses at College or at the FTF training ground.

Sports Facilities

The College has excellent sporting facilities including:

  • A fully equipped Sports Hall, used for playing 5-a-side Football, Badminton, Volleyball, Netball and Basketball
  • A state-of-the-art gym
  • An all weather pitch used for Football and Hockey
  • Extensive playing fields used for a variety of team sports including Rugby and Football
  • Tennis and netball courts

The College also has arrangements with a variety of external providers to ensure students have the opportunity to train in the best specialist facilities.

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Information for schools

Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.

Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options. 

Contact the team at or phone us on 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676 for more information.

Let’s work together:

Assemblies and Presentations

Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.

Career Events & Options Evenings

Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day. 

Onsite Taster Sessions

Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.

Campus Tours

Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.

The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School  Partnership Programme

To discuss your requirements further or to be added to the mailing list, please contact: or call 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676.


Get in touch

Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282

Coulsdon Sixth Form College
Placehouse Lane
Old Coulsdon



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