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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

SGS OPERATION CHRISTMAS

SGS has launched a fundraising campaign to help raise £15,000 for vulnerable students and families over Christmas. Money raised so far

SGS Sport

Cricket

The Cricket Academy is now recruiting student athletes for the upcoming academic year.

The Cricket Academy

The Cricket Academy are the reigning Association of Colleges (AOC) national champions.

Open to all students (male and female) on a full-time course - including BTEC qualifications, A-levels, higher national diplomas and degree courses - the programme has a proud record of producing professional players including Gloucestershire and England's James Bracey and Natasha Wraith (Western Storm)

Led by head coach Luke Sellers run a player-centred programme that aims to help students develop both as cricketers and as young people. The Academy typically trains three times a week and also has access to strength and conditioning and physiotherapy support.

We welcome applications from anyone with a hunger to improve themselves, whether you are a keen club player or aspiring to become a professional.

The Cricket Academy has close links with Gloucestershire Cricket and is committed to helping provide players with opportunities to play at a higher level wherever possible.

Matches take place from April against a range of opposition, including other colleges, leading public schools and the MCC. The programme includes both friendly and competitive opportunities.

Candidates must also be over 16 from the start date of their chosen course. For more information, please contact the head coach at [email protected].

Teams Available

The Cricket Academy currently runs one single (mixed) team offering both competitive and friendly opportunities.

Meet the Coaches

Luke Sellers - Head Coach

The Cricket Academy is run by Luke Sellers an experienced coach with nearly 20 years experience coaching players on both boys and girls county age group pathways.

  • ECB Level 3 Coaching Qualification.
  • Former minor counties and Gloucesterhire 2nd XI player.
  • Lead Coach Gloucestershire Girls Emerging Players Programme.

Previous Success / Alumni Success

SGS are the reigning Association of Colleges (AOC) National Champions, winning the competition for the first time in their history in 2022.

Previous Alumni include:

James Bracey (Gloucestershire and England)
A key player for Gloucestershire across all formats James' consistent performances for the England Lions saw him play two Test matches against New Zealand in 2021. A wicketkeeper/batsman, James has nine First Class hundreds to his name.

Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)
Chris attended SGS between 2007 and 2009 has gone on to score more than 11,000 runs for his home-town club across all formats. A former captain, he led Gloucestershire to promotion to the 1st Division of the County Championship in 2019 and was part of the side that won the 2015 Royal London One-Day Cup. He previously represented England at Under 19 level.

Craig Miles (Gloucestershire and Warwickshire)
Warwickshire seamer Craig Miles was a member of the SGS Cricket Academy between 2010 and 2012, making his first-class debut for Gloucestershire while still a student here. He has played more than 100 games as a professional across all formats and was also part of Gloucestershire's 2015 cup-winning team.

George Drissell (Gloucestershire and Durham).
Offspinner George Drissell is another notable SGS Alumni. George and was on the Gloucestershire staff from 2017 to 2020 and ow plays for Durham.

Natasha Wraith (Western Storm)
The most recent SGS Cricket Academy graduate to turn professional is Western Storm and England Academy wicketkeeper Natasha Wraith. Nat was also drafted by the Welsh Fire in the first edition of the Hundred.

HE Provision

There isn't currently an HE programme but individuals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Sports Academies

Additional Information

Helping you make an informed decision on your sporting future!

Covid Update