Recreational Sports

We offer a variety of recreation sports enrichment activities that promote physical and mental wellbeing for all students to benefit from. It is all about getting active, socialising and having fun.

  • 5-A-Side Football takes place on our fantastic 3G Astroturf pitches. This is a session for all college students to come and show their football skills or for students who just want to play some sport.
  • Basketball takes place in the sports hall. Students are welcome to come and have a shoot around. We have music
    playing and it’s a great way to stay active and have fun.
  • Fitness Suite All students can access the college fitness suite throughout the college day. An induction is given to anyone who is wanting to use the gym to ensure they know how to use the equipment and that they are
    safe while doing so. We also offer specific female gym sessions.
  • Table Tennis / Badminton is a lunchtime session int he sports hall. Students can come and show their competitive side. Anyone can come along and join in.
Student playing badminton.

Competitive Sports

Competitive sports at Carmel College are a fantastic opportunity to play your chosen sport and represent
the college on a weekly basis. Students are able to sign up for trials at our Enrichment Fair in September. Our teams compete in the following leagues:

  • Basketball first team (The prestigious CBL League)
  • Basketball second team (Northwest College Sports League)
  • Football teams (Northwest College Sports League)
  • Netball team (AOC Northwest League)
  • Rugby team (RFL College League)

Our student athletes have access to multiple training sessions with professional sports coaches, strength/ conditioning and video analysis sessions, all within our academic timetable

A basketball taking place in the sports hall at Carmel

Elite Athlete Support Programme

The Elite Athlete Support Programme at Carmel is available to student athletes from a wide range of sports who currently compete at National or International level. We have designated staff in place to help our elite performers balance their academic studies and sporting ambitions. Our elite athletes are able to access a range of support measures including:

  • 1:1 mentoring and guidance
  • Academic flexibility around competitions
  • Study and coursework support
  • Access to elite athletes / coaches
  • Educational workshops
  • Online training and nutrition resources
  • UK / USA Scholarship advice


Female student playing football