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Elite Athlete Programme


Amaris Ince - Elite Athlete - Football Manchester United Ladies U21's

Amaris Ince – Football Manchester United Ladies U21’s

Jake Peverley - Elite Athlete - Rugby - Playing for Lancashire U17s

Jake Peverley – Playing Rugby for Lancashire U17s

George Whittaker - Elite Athlete - Athletics - Blackburn Harriers

George Whittaker – Athletics – Blackburn Harriers

Tilly Vasic - Elite Athlete - Rock Climbing - GB Climbing

Tilly Vasic – Rock Climbing with GB Climbing

Are you ready to join the Elite?

If you’ve got the talent, focus and determination to succeed and are already competing at a high level in your chosen sport, we’ve got the Elite Athlete Programme – a programme designed by professional athletes for the professional athletes of the future.

Students on our Elite Athlete Programme have an international reputation for success. They compete for places in the GB Olympic squad; they represent GB in the Junior Commonwealth Games; they are record-breakers and national heroes.


As an Elite Athlete you will have:

  • Access to our exclusive Strength and Conditioning Centre – part of Fitness Evolution’s industry defining £4 million expansion
  • Access to our cryotherapy recovery chamber
  • Free use of the Wellness Centre, including Spa, Sauna and Hydropool
  • Sports nutrition advice to help you optimise your performance
  • Fitness and performance testing and analysis using the highest-level equipment and techniques
  • Sports psychology to develop your winning mindset
  • Personal mentoring by professional athletes and trainers sharing their wealth of experience
  • Rehabilitation support through physiotherapy and bespoke exercise programmes.

If you think you qualify to be an Elite Athlete at Burnley College fill out the form today.

Combine Sports Training with Academic Study

Powered by the Professionals

Our Elite Athlete Programme and Academy of Sport are led by professional athletes and trainers including:

  • Clarets legends Andy Payton and Gerry Harrison – UEFA A Licenced Coaches
  • Multi-award-winning fitness coach and personal trainer Matthew Cottle
  • International triathlete Stephen Walker – Master in Strength and Conditioning
  • Alex Hurst – Former International Professional rugby player and Masters in Strength and Conditioning

Stay active and achieve more

Our friendly and motivational team at Fitness Evolution can help you to set targets and achieve your fitness goals.

As a College we recognise the many benefits – both physical and emotional – exercise can bring and will work with you to create great habits that can last a lifetime.

Whether it’s joining in a fitness class for the first time between classes; taking part in a new activity in the Atrium or joining one of our friendly sports clubs; representing College in team sports or taking your training to the ultimate level as an Elite Athlete – there’s something for you at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre.

Wide range of Fitness Classes

Find a class that suits your level of fitness and your preferences at Fitness Evolution, our award-winning on-site fitness facility, with discounted membership and incentives for students.

Fitness Evolution customer training

Sport Clubs

Try out a new sport or activity for free as part of our extra-curricular activity programme. Whether it’s badminton, archery, cycling or climbing, it’s a great way to make new friends.

Elite Athlete, Burnley College


Whatever your chosen sport or activity, you’ll be able to train or compete in style at Fitness Evolution, our on-site fitness centre. We’ve award-winning facilities managed by friendly, motivational staff.

Fitness Evolution Gym, Burnley College