Invictus Sixth Sports Academies
Invictus Sixth Form offers the opportunity to be part of one of three sporting academies:
Rugby, Netball & Football.
The underlying and most fundamental focus of this post-16 course is based wholeheartedly around the provision of a high-quality post-16 educational programme. All 3 sports academies combine academic study; consisting of A-Levels and/or BTECs, depending on students’ goals and ambitions with high quality sporting provision.
Students are provided with free Invictus team and training kit, allowed free use of Invictus sports facilities during the day and travel to and from matches & food at matches.
Kinver High is the home of Rugby Academy and has established links with Worcester Warriors RFC and England Rugby.
Alongside academic study, several England Rugby accredited qualifications will be completed over the two-year period to further enhance students’ rugby development including: Level 2 Coaching Award; Level 2 Officiating Award; Rugby Emergency First Aid; and Child Safeguarding. The course will also include a weekly Rugby specific nutrition and conditioning session hosted by a professional conditioning coach. There will be numerous opportunities for you to compete against rugby playing independent schools and Sixth Forms across the West Midlands region and further afield, providing you with the prospect of demonstrating your skills at the highest possible.
Students are provided with 2-4 hours of professional Netball coaching each week. As well as this, students are provided with 2 hours of strength and conditioning training at Heathbrook fitness. This session is delivered by Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club’s first team S & C coach. Students are also be able to access monthly boot-camp based sessions. Fixtures are a key part of the academy playing local sixth forms including independent schools. Students are given the opportunity to complete various accredited courses so that by the time they finish Y13 they are fully qualified to work in the world of Netball whether that be coaching, umpiring or working alongside local schools. Students complete courses that include child safeguarding, first aid, coaching and umpiring awards. All courses are free of charge. Students also get the opportunity to organise and host Netball festivals for primary and secondary schools across the district which improve their interpersonal and communication skills.
Launched in September 2020, in collaboration with Former England, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday Player Andy Stinton.