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YCDS Academy is proud to work alongside and in association with some of the most influential names and organisations from the national sporting industry and more locally with educational institutions and sports clubs from the Newark and Sherwood District community.

Our close ties with this multi-layered network enable us to deliver a first-class, holistic, and relevant education to aspiring sports professionals, unparalleled coaching and training potential, and invaluable enrichment and personal development experiences. These collaborations place our students in the best hands whilst offering them an abundance of opportunity in which to further their education and pursue their careers. 

YCDS Academy counts just some of the following organisations as its working and educational partners. 

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“Currys are extremely proud to be sponsoring and supporting YCDS in Newark. Sport is extremely important for the physical and mental well-being of young people and we are delighted to see the variety and strength of activities YCDS is offering locally to bring the potential out of our up and coming talent.”

Damian Rodgers, General Manager, Currys Newark



We invite you to share in the personal growth and future success of our students by sponsoring an individual during their 2-year programme at YCDS Academy. By becoming a Student Sponsor, you will help to enrich their student experience.

Our student sponsorship scheme provides an opportunity for you to invest in the future of young adults from the Newark and Sherwood, and surrounding area by increasing social mobility opportunities and unblocking barriers to participation.

Enhance your companies local, regional, and national reputation by sharing in the sustainability, growth, and success of our programme. Benefit from newly formed community links, access future employees and generate ongoing positive PR and marketing opportunities to promote your businesses CSR efforts, community values and the part you play in the development of our next generation.

Interested to know more?


Complete the form below to register your interest in sponsoring one of our young people and one of the team will be in touch.



Netball Student

Throughout my 2 years at the You Can Do Sport Academy I have been introduced to many new things and experiences. Despite covid the academy and teachers have done their best to make it an unforgettable experience. All the students there have also helped shape these past 2 years into memories for life....

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Football Student

Over the last 2 years I feel like I have really come on a lot as a person and as an athlete, I have shown how I can adapt to any situation and overcome any problems I face in life. Before joining YCDS I found this much harder.  

I think that the last year was very good despite all the disruption caused by covid. We were still able to experience some amazing things, including a trip to St Georges Park, and played lots of really good friendlies, against Forest and other local teams, during this bad period...

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Football Student

So far, my experience of YCDS has been great with unlimited help with course work from the teachers (who generally do want us to achieve the best grade possible) and one-to-one support from our Gary Charles when training. He speaks to me individually to help me correct my technique and in the short time I have been at the academy, my fitness has already improved a lot...

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Mike Lowery

Director of Sports Academy

Magnus CofE Academy

"The YCDS academy has been a hugely beneficial method of retaining and attracting post 16 students to grow Magnus CofE sixth form. The staff ensure that all routes into employment or higher education are open and explored. 
Scholars that may have had a negative experience of education previously will find the qualification enriching and life changing - developing soft skills desired by employers that unlocks success in the real world.
Working with the team at YCDS has been a pleasure. Their combined skill, experience and knowledge is second to none. They are professional, reliable and add huge value to our students Post16 experience. 
Whilst Sport is at the core of their provision, they deliver so much more. From mentorship to mental health and well-being support, through to career guidance and motivational talks from some of the countries most inspiring and successful sportsmen and women.  We are delighted to be working with them and long may it continue!"


Anna Martin

Executive Principal

Magnus CofE Academy

"Working with YCDS has enabled us to create unique,  life changing opportunities for our young people. Combining high quality coaching,  with a level 3 course in sport has allowed young people to stay on in education and achieve both sporting and academic success. Many of these young people would not have remained in education without this opportunity  and as a result of this programme we have seen them progress to university and to study overseas."

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