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If you're into sport, we have lots of opportunities here at Selby College...

How to join one of the College's successful sports teams

Every team plays weekly, competitive fixtures against other colleges, allowing you to take a break from your studies and enjoy the thrill and excitement that comes along with playing sport. Fixtures are played on a Wednesday afternoon 12:30-4:30pm with fixtures looking to restart on the 4th November 2020. Training for the majority of teams occurs on Mondays at 11:00-12:30pm & Tuesdays 1:30-3:00pm. Women’s Netball & Football training is now on at Monday Lunchtimes 12:30 – 1:30.

If you are interested in playing, please visit the sports office to find out more!

Frequently asked Q&As: “I cannot train either of those days, can I still play?

Yes you can. As long as you demonstrate a commitment to playing every week you will not be refused if you cannot make training sessions.

“I get a bus home from college, can I still play?

Yes all home fixtures finish for this time. Sometimes when playing away fixtures we may run slightly over with distance and traffic, so it may be wise to organise a lift just to be safe.

“I am not too sure at the moment, should I still fill out this form?

Yes please do. This is an interest form. When the season draws closer we can contact you to see if you are interested further.

“I am in my own bubble due to the COVID-19 pandemic, can I play with others?”

Not at the moment. With the ever changing environment we are constantly following NGB guidelines and assessing the safety of our sports. Therefore we cannot allow you to mix bubbles. Please still continue to fill this form and register your interest so that hopefully we can begin playing soon.

“Are there going to be trials to attend?”

While we are currently unable to mix our college bubbles, there will be no formal trials. When this changes, you will be updated swiftly to allow you attend some trials for our teams.


Students have the opportunity to train and play Rugby League for the Selby College team in the

Yorkshire 2 League, in partnership with Hull FC. All Selby College learners will have the opportunity to train with and play Rugby League in a 13-a-side competition. Plus opportunities for pan-disability learners with Hull FC Wheelchair Rugby League team in national league and Cup competitions.


  • Weekly training sessions and match day
  • Weekly Touch Rugby sessions and tournaments for men and women
  • Selby College Sports students have unique access to the Hull FC Training ground for 'masterclass' sessions from coaching, Sports Science (Strength & Conditioning) and physio staff
  • The opportunity to observe First Team training and Super-League matches at the KCOM Stadium
  • Work Placement opportunities to help students take the next step in their dream career


The Selby College Football Development Centre (FDC) gives a platform to those players who have previously been involved with professional clubs, as well as those who have yet to be given the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents. With links to local professional and semi-professional clubs, students will have the opportunity to play at the highest level.

Training is incorporated into the study programme each week, with teams coached by Level 3 coaches. Additionally, Sports Science support is provided alongside the pitch-based sessions. This includes technical, tactical and strength and conditioning coaching for all players.

The Men’s First Football Team and former league champions play in the AoC Yorkshire & Humber Men’s League and have represented the area at the National Championships. The Second Team were Runners-Up in their Regional AoC League in 2019. The Women’s Team have played weekly fixtures in the ECFA Yorkshire and Humber League (West League).

Other Sports

Other teams and clubs are available including Basketball, Dodgeball, Indoor Cricket, Volleyball, Table Tennis and Netball. These are available during lunch and some compete in AoC League matches every Wednesday afternoon. You don’t need to be on a Sport course to take part, so come and join in! We also have Zorb Football!

Annual Sport Awards

Every summer the Sports department celebrates the successes of its Sports teams and individual students at the Sports Awards, which last year were held at Selby Rugby Club.

Sports staff and students took part in a Q&A session with players Chris Green and Joe Westerman from the College’s Rugby League partners Hull FC and enjoyed a formal three-course meal before the presentation of the Awards.

Recent Sporting highlights throughout the year have included student Sophie Dales’ Young Volunteer Award at the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Awards, a number of trips and visits including the Sport European Football Tour which saw 28 Sport students visit PSV Eindhoven FC for coached sessions, as well as the department’s male Futsal team reaching the FA People’s Cup final at St George’s Park. The department also organised a Colour Run in partnership with AoC Sport in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support to encourage more women to take part and enjoy sport.

Please contact the Sport Development Officer on Tel 01757 211025 or email for more information about joining a team or to enquire about coaching dates.