Academy: Sports Academy
Leader: Mr. J Ugarte
Your profile It is my belief that two characteristics are synonymous with success, not just in sport but for life. These are dedication and professionalism. Here at Buttershaw, we have an array of sporting talent that I am looking to develop and nurture.

I have experience of coaching in a variety of sports, with success at amateur level. I was fortunate enough to obtain my coaching qualifications at a young age, which is something I am keen to offer our current Sports Academy pupils.

My aspirations developed further when I first enrolled in my Community Sports Leadership Award, which is something new we can offer our pupils this year.

‘Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard!’

Weekly provisions We have a great deal of sporting clubs available for our students to attend including;


-Rugby League






These will include climbing training and participation in the Community Sports Leadership Award (Level 2).

  • A group of students attended the 2021-22 Basketball finals at Birmingham Arena to watch the top Women’s and Men’s sides fight it out for the League Cup.
  • A group of students visited Old Trafford to watch the Rugby League Grand Final between St Helens and Catalans Dragons.
  • A number of Sports Academy students successfully planned and led their own Five-A-Side Football tournament to raise money for Red Nose Day.
  • Sports helpers have been leading events including climbing, coaching our younger students through the sessions.