Basketball Academy



Founded in 1984, the Cheshire Phoenix are a professional British Basketball team who are members of and compete in the British Basketball League (BBL). The Cheshire Oaks Arena at Ellesmere Port Sports Village at which they play holds 1500 spectators.

Here at Cheshire College – South & West, we’re very fortunate to be able to work alongside Cheshire Phoenix to provide a programme within our Academy for our athletic students which combines high quality basketball training and full-time education. Within the programme, students can study either A Levels or Vocational courses in Sport and Business. Our link to the Cheshire Phoenix Professional BBL is unique in comparison to other elite basketball academies, providing further opportunities for player development.

Within the Academy there will be opportunities for our students to compete in the British College Leagues as well as have the opportunity to compete in the under 18s Premier National League with the Cheshire Phoenix Basketball club. In addition to this not only can our students within the programme train with Cheshire Phoenix but also to be a part of their roster for the season.

As part of the programme, we offer student accommodation and transportation from many areas around Cheshire to get to and from College on a daily basis.

For more information about the Basketball Academy, please contact:

Jon Keresztury – College Sports Course Team Leader & Basketball Academy Coach

  01270 654654 ext. 4199  

James Brice – Cheshire Phoenix General Manager and Basketball Academy Coach