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American Football


Whether you're a top-level athlete or you just want to give something a go, you can get involved with Sports Academies, the competing arm of SGS Sport. Students can 'bolt on' a Sports Academy alongside their full-time study programme.

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Unparalleled player successPlayer achievements:

  • The Bristol Academy PRIDE has seen unparalleled player success in its 12 seasons
  • 2 players on active NFL rosters (Alex Jenkins, New York Giants & Santigie Sankoh, Cleveland Browns)
  • More than 25 players have progressed to the NCAA (at teams such as West Virginia, Boise State, UIW, Illinois, Augustana, Austin, Northwestern Oklahoma, LA Verne, North Texas, St Xavier, Buena Vista, Saint Paul)
  • More than 20 professional contracts in Europe (including GFL1 teams Frankfurt Universe, Potsdam Royals, Schwabisch Hall Unicorns and Cologne Crocodiles) and nearly 100 players receiving international caps
  • PRIDE recruits from all over Europe, with players in 2018 from Holland, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy and Spain


16 hours a week of top-level coaching

Those on the team receive up to 16 hours per week of training through a combination of field, class and gym work, from full-time American Football Academy coaches Ben Herod and Daniel Maher.


How to join

In order to play for the PRIDE American Football Academy, you must be a full-time student at SGS College. To start the process, please email Head Coach Benjamin Herod with your information.


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