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Barclays Spaces for Sport and the Football Foundation
These two organisations work with us, both through direct funding and by helping us source alternative funding streams, to improve facilities and equipment and to create opportunities for our commnuity. The Football Foundation directs £30m each year into grass roots sports, we benefit greatly from our partnership with them.
FIA (Fitness Industry Association)
The FIA (Fitness Industry Association) is the representative body for the UK health and fitness sector, representing over 3,000 organisations from both the public and private sector. AcademySport is currently a member of the FIA and as such we aim to follow their best practice guidelines for instructor conduct, site conduct, screening forms, and appropriate marketing and sales strategies
ILQ – RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society)
RLSS UK is the UK's premier education and training skills organisation for water safety, aquatic supervision and drowning prevention. RLSS UK is a charity and is the Governing Body for Lifesaving Sport and the lead industry body for training lifeguards, setting standards and providing guidance and advice on aquatic safety. AcademySport are registered members of IQL RLSS and only use their materials and trainers for ongoing staff competency.
John Madejski Academy
AcademySport is run by the John Madejski Academy Trust. AcademySport manage the commercial side of the Academy's sporting facilities and we further support the Academy through providing facilities for them on a day-to-day basis so that they can deliver the curriculum required for a Sports Specialist Academy. We also provide work experience placements for students thinking of persuing a career in the Leisure Industry.
Reading Football Club Comunity Trust
Reading Football Club Community Trust aim to care, develop and educate through engagement with local people. We work on funding initiatives together, they support us in our delivery of programmes for the local community and in turn we host some of their community sessions.
Our comprehensive and inclusive basketball program for anyone from tots to elite squads is delivered by Reading Rockets. We support that partnership by providing the opportunity to use the Academy facilities as their training hub. The Rockets also deliver coaching for us during our Summer programs.
REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals)
REPs is an independent public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of exercise instructors in the UK. AcademySport coaching staff are on REPs providing assurance that they are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their specific roles.
Smoothing Knots are our sports and remedial massage partner. They operate a clinic on-site on a Monday and Thursday. For more information about their operation at Academysport visit their dedicated page.