Our newly added CAVC and Glamorgan Cricket Academy is part of the College’s growing range of Sport Academies. The academy is designed to provide a supportive and specialist environment that combines first-class coaching and sports facilities with CAVC’s expanding range of courses. Our Cricket Academy provides an environment where young players, strive to achieve their full potential by providing a comprehensive coaching programme and a culture of self-improvement.
Players can study A Levels or vocational courses while training to be the sports stars of the future. With the Education and Cricket Academy, students will study BTEC Level 3 Sport based at Glamorgan County Cricket Club.
You will benefit from:
- High Quality Level 3 Performance Coaches
- Over 10 Hours of cricket provision per week
- First class and inspirational facilities at a test match venue
- Individual performance analysis
- A focus on cricket specific strength and conditioning.
An academy ethos that promotes core values of humility, honesty, discipline, work ethic and enjoyment.
The Academy is led by Adam Harrison who is a former professional cricketer for Glamorgan County Cricket club. His career spanned from 2003-2008 during which time he only managed to play three First Class, three List A and three 20/20 matches before a persistent ankle injury forced him to retire aged just 22. During this time Harrison represented England u13s to u19s, a period which included two world cups, three home test series and an overseas tour of India. Harrison was also selected as a part time student on England’s elite Academy programme at their training base in Loughborough during the winter of 2004/5.
Since his retirement, Adam has gained a First-Class Honors degree and a PGCE and has worked in Education for seven years, three of which delivering and managing a successful BTEC Level 3 Sports programme at Glamorgan County Cricket Club. Adam is also an experienced assessor for Pearson’s education as a Lead Standards Verifier of Sport.
In addition to his playing and educational experience Adam is also an experienced Level 3 Performance coach and has worked with various club, regional and national squads.