Fantastic Student Culture

At Selby College we realise that education is more than just studying, it's also about making new friends, the place and the social life. That's why we go to great lengths to combine quality learning and success with a variety of amazing enrichment activities.

Sports Academies and Clubs

New Hull FC Partnership...

Love Sport? Keen to get involved? Want a career in the sports industry?

Did you know that Selby College already work with Club Doncaster Foundation and have launched a brand new Hull FC partnership from September 2017?

All Selby College learners will have the opportunity to train with and play rugby league for the Hull FC College team in the BCS league and Cup competitions as well as the Hull FC Ladies team. Plus opportunities for pan-disability learners with Hull FC Wheelchair Rugby League team in national league and Cup competitions.


Selby College Sports students will have unique access to the Hull FC Training ground for 'masterclass' sessions from coaching, Sports Science (Strength & Conditioning) and physio staff.
You will get the opportunity to observe first team training and super-league matches at the KCOM Stadium.
Work placement opportunities are also planned to help you take the next step in your dream career.
Want to find out more?

Please contact Selby College’s Sport Development Officer Ed Grady Tel 01757 211025 or email for all interested students wishing to join a team or to enquire about coaching dates for the autumn term.

Selby College Football Development Centre (FDC)

Selby College Football Development Centre (FDC) gives a platform to those players who have previously been involved with professional clubs, as well as those who have yet to be given the opportunity to showcase their sporting talents. With links to local professional and semi-professional clubs, students will have the opportunity to play at the highest level.

Training is incorporated into the study programme each week, with teams coached by Level 3 coaches. Additionally, Sports Science support is provided alongside the pitch-based sessions. This includes technical, tactical and strength and conditioning coaching for all players. Massage and rehabilitation is also available to those involved in the FDC.

The men’s First Team are the current Yorkshire and Humberside champions and represented the area at the National Championships in April. They currently play in the ECFA Category 2 League. Whilst the second team play in the Category 3 League.

The women’s team play weekly fixtures in the ECFA Yorkshire and Humber league (West League) currently challenging for promotion. The squad are seeking new players to drive the team forward.

Meet the coaches

Carla Cantrell

Carla has played football for Doncaster Belles FC, Leeds Carnegie Ladies FC and Lincoln Ladies FC in the Women’s Super League. She has also represented England at U19, U21 and U23 level.

Carla began coaching for The Leeds United Foundation whilst studying at University, where she did a degree in Ba (Hons) Physical Education and an MSc in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Whilst at University, Carla was a scholar and captained the Women’s Football team who became British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions. Carla also did an internship in Strength and Conditioning at Leeds Beckett University where she worked with sports teams and students from across the University.

Ed Grady

Ed’s role at the college is Sports Development Officer and First Team coach, delivering sessions for the men’s sides and overseeing the FDC. After leaving university Ed began a career in coaching with Chelsea FC as well as coordinating and delivering sessions as an assistant Football Development Officer, supporting the East Riding's County Plan. Ed has significant experience of coaching football having worked at Chelsea FC and Academy Level for both Leeds United FC and Hull City FC.

He is a Level 2 qualified coach and has completed the FA Youth Award Modules 1, 2 & 3.

For more information please contact Ed Grady 01757 211025


The netball team train once a week and play in the AoC Yorkshire and Humberside West B League finishing second last season narrowly missing out on promotion. The team are seeking new players to help push for promotion.

Additional teams and clubs
Other teams and clubs are available during lunch and to compete in AoC leagues every Wednesday afternoon. Please contact Ed Grady Sports Development Officer in J116 (Sports Office).

Trips in the UK

We organise a variety of trips including Alton Towers, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Lightwater Valley, The Clothes Show, London, the theatre, cinema and many more.

Trips Abroad

Each year students also take part in a number of trips abroad, these have included visits to Barcelona, Munich, Krakow, Berlin, Torremolinos and Disneyland Paris.

The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award Scheme
This award is available to those students who wish to participate in the Gold Award.

Students' Union

Selby College values your opinions. We have an active Students' Union which meets regularly to discuss college issues and represents the student body on a number of committees including the Board of Governors, the Equality and Diversity committee and the Health and Safety committee.

The Students' Union also arranges a number of events and activities as well as trips. Plus, you can make your voice heard through the Student Council.

All students can purchase the NUS Extra card, this will give you a wide range of discounts in shops, restaurants, cinema etc. If you're not sure whether your favourite shop offers student discount - just ask!

Please contact the Selby College Students' Union via email at