Physical Recreation

Ballymena Academy has a high reputation as a centre of sporting excellence.

At the end of 2012 Ballymena Academy launched its unique Physical Recreation Strategy. The vision of this strategy is that we will create a new generation of healthy young people with ‘everyone choosing regular participation in physical activity to support learning and lifelong wellbeing’.

We seek to offer as wide range of activities as possible to suit all of our students, with an emphasis on fun and participation.

  • Aerobics
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Cheer leading
  • Circuits
  • Conditioning
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Dance
  • Girls’ Cricket
  • Girls’ Football
  • Girls’ Rugby
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hockey
  • Ju-Jitsu
  • Junior Boys Football
  • Netball
  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • Rugby
  • Senior Boys Football
  • Show Jumping
  • Swimming
  • Table-Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Walking Club
  • Zumba


This cutting edge approach to physical recreation in schools is designed to complement the existing sporting programme and help to create a sustainable healthy lifestyle for all our pupils.

The school’s reputation as a centre of sporting excellence is well-deserved and internationally recognised. Recent past pupils include the current Northern Ireland captain, Steven Davis, Irish International Luke Marshall and 5 members of the current Ulster Rugby Squad.

‘Through sport pupils learn to how to manage their lifestyles, respond to challenge, relish victory and cope with defeat.’

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