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Team BTC

The Team BTC provides talented students with the opportunity to access professional, high quality sports coaching alongside studying at an excellent further education institution.

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TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme

The TASS Dual Career Accreditation Scheme recognises an educational institution’s commitment to dual career support for talented athletes in full-time education.

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Sports Scholarships

Students with a talent in any sport and high levels of potential may wish to seek a BTC sports scholarship.

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Elite Women's Football Pathway

Bridgwater & Taunton College is proud work closely with Bridgwater United FC to give our talented women footballers additional opportunities to develop their skills.

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Sport Development Days

Immerse yourself in college sports by coming along to one of our Sport Development Days and realise why 'better never stops'.

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Sport Courses

Each course includes work experience with key sports partners and employers, so you gain all the skills you need the world of work. Students also take part in residential trips and visits to key events.

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Sport at BTC

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Special Features
• Opportunity to play Basketball five days a week, via College and partnership teams
• Club player pathway link with nine times Men’s Somerset League champions & three times ‘Best in the West Champions’, Bridgwater Basketball Club
• Compete in Somerset Colleges and AoC Sport competitions
• Coaching development programme with the Bridgwater Bucs
• Runners Up of the AoC Sport Basketball South West Men’s League 2017/18
• Quality coaching from experienced coaches at college, club and regional level

• Bridgwater Bucs

Men's Football

Special Features
• Only college in South West to be recognised as a ECFA Football Superhub
• Receive over twelve hours of training and matches a week via college and partnership teams
• Represent in the ECFA Premier League, the highest level of college football
• Club link with Southern League Premier 2022 Champions, Taunton Town Football Club
• AoC Sport Regional Championship Winners 2017/18
• Teams that compete across all levels of college football
• Play in the Elite South West Counties Youth League
• Club links with Taunton Town FC and Bridgwater United FC
• Team BTC footballers have represented England Schools FA and County Schools FA
• Former students progressing to professional and semiprofessional careers
• Five former students have gained full USA university scholarships

• Bridgwater Town FC
• Taunton Town FC

Women's Football

Special Features
• Programme in partnership with Professional Women’s National League 1 Club Bridgwater United FC
• Receive over twelve hours of training, plus matches, a week via College and partnership with BUFC
• Opportunity to compete in the two highest competitions in the country for college football; Women Super League Academy & England Colleges FA Premier League
• Bespoke training programme where players have the opportunity to train and play whilst receiving outstanding education that meets the FA Dual Careers initiative
• Seven players represented Yeovil Town Ladies in Women’s Super League 1 2018/19
• ECFA Premier League playoff Semi Finalists 2017/18
• Strength and conditioning, nutrition and wellbeing support provided by Sport England via Support from Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)

• Yeovil Town Women's FC


Special Features
• Free Cannington Golf Centre membership
• Full access to the nine hole, 18 tee golf course and driving range
• Floodlit driving range
• GC Quad Simulator
• Team BTC Golfers are coached by PGA professionals every week
• Partnership with Cobra Puma Golf
• Participate in the Intercollegiate Tour and compete in the Somerset Schools' and British Colleges' Championships
• Former students gaining golf scholarships in the USA

• Puma Cobra


Special Features
• Former AoC Sport National players
• Former England Indoor Netball players
• Players selected into the AoC Sport National Netball Squad 2017/18
• Squad player winners of National Awards, including AoC Sport Performer of the Year 2017/18
• Current and former Regional and County players in squad
• Delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaching staff

Men's Rugby

Special Features
• Provision delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaching staff
• Participate in AoC League and Cup competition, NatWest Schools Cup, and Rosslyn Park 7’s
• County representation at U17, U18 and U20 age groups
• Support staff and programme to support individual player development – strength and conditioning, sports analysis, sports therapy and sports psychology provision
• Established rugby pathway, with both current and former students playing international, professional and semi-professional rugby utilizing our partnerships with Bristol Bears, Taunton Titans, and other local clubs
• Progression into university league rugby via University Centre Somerset (UCS)

• Bristol Bears, Taunton Titans

Women's Rugby

Special Features
• Women’s provision delivered by highly qualified and experienced coaching staff
• Participate in regular high quality fixtures, tournaments and Rosslyn Park 7’s
• Opportunity for county representation at U18 age group
• Support staff and programme to support individual player development – strength and conditioning, sports analysis, sports therapy and sports psychology provision
• Established rugby pathway, with both current and former students playing international, professional and semi-professional rugby utilizing links with local clubs and partners to encourage lifelong participation in the game at the appropriate level for each individual

• Bristol Bears


Special Features
• South West Schools and Colleges U19 Champions Novice and Elite, Male and Female
• Somerset Colleges U19 Male and Female Champions
• Former AoC National Championship Bronze and Silver Medalists
• Previous British Colleges Team and Individual Champions
• Multiple National Schools and Colleges Champions

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BTC offer provision across Men’s and Women’s Football, Rugby, Netball, Basketball, Trampolining and Golf. Students are selected to be part of a Team BTC Sports Performance programme through a series of trials which are held throughout the year and at the start of each academic year.

If you just want to participate in sport for fun, there is a range of other activities to get involved in through Team BTC Active, such as football, rugby, badminton volleyball and many more sports as well as opportunities to volunteer and be part of our Team BTC Activators.

BTC Active

BTC Active is the College's diverse and exciting enrichment programme. It is open to all students and designed to get more people enjoying physical activity on a regular basis, no matter their ability or experience.

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BTC Activators

To help with the Active programme, Bridgwater & Taunton College has volunteer Team BTC Activators, enabling students to take on key roles in planning, co-ordinating and delivering sport across the College.

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Student accommodation

Any student studying full-time can apply for college accommodation - an important factor when choosing to study away from home.

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Get In Touch

Contact us to find out more and get involved! Call 01278 441234 or email

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