Carnegie Junior Sports Academy

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Hi, my name’s Kirsty McPhee and I’m the Programme Leader for Leeds Beckett University’s Carnegie Junior Sports Academy.

The Academy welcomes any junior and young adult from three to 16-years-old and we offer local children the chance to learn and develop their sports skills in a safe and structured environment.

We have loads of fun sports to try including American Football, Athletics, Badminton, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis. The programmes run during school term time and there are different groups for different ages and abilities.

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We split our groups into different age categories for our weekly sessions and holiday camps which run throughout the year. All of our coaches, including me, are fully qualified in their sports and help build a supportive and encouraging environment for children.

If you’re also looking to take part in sport during the school holidays we’ve also got some amazing and fun Carnegie Sports Camps that run throughout the Easter, Spring Bank and Summer school holidays every year.

Activities and sports at Camp Carnegie include American Football (specialist sessions), American Sports (American Football, Dodgeball, Lacrosse and Ultimate Frisbee), Athletics, Racket Sports (Badminton, Squash, Table Tennis, Tennis), Tennis (specialist sessions), Football and Mini Tennis Red (9am-10am).

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If this sounds interesting, please come along to our Headingley Campus to say hi and I’ll be more than happy to tell you more. Here’s what some previous participants have had to say about the Carnegie Junior Sports Academy:

“I enjoy Camp Carnegie because everyone can join in and there’s a huge amount of sports you can do!” – Tom, aged 9

“I like the coaches because they really help us to improve our sport and are funny and playful. Also it’s good that we can do sport in the holidays instead of doing nothing!” – Elliott, aged 10

“I really like doing Athletics in the morning and then either rackets or football in the afternoon” – Archie, aged 11

“I like the coaches – they are really nice to us. I also like the activities we do and I am so grateful that they give up their time to help us and make sure we’re having fun all of the time - it is awesome!” Sophia, aged 10

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For information on our current Junior Sports Academy programme or to enquire about Camp Carnegie's 2018 programme, please contact Kirsty McPhee on <>


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