Inspiring sports coaching for boys and girls aged 7-16

Who Are We?

Academies of Sports was established in 2012 and is part of the Active Education Group (AEG) of companies which provide a range of holiday programmes based around sports, activities and languages. We are a small team with over 25 years' worth of experience in delivering engaging children's holiday activity programmes that offer genuine child development opportunities.

AEG builds in development legacy to all its programmes, believing that children should not only have fun, but also be inspired to want to develop their sports skills further, in addition to improving their social or personal skills. To enable this, we operate out of outstanding facilities and use the best coaches and instructors.

Peace of mind and a wealth of experience

Ben Prior, founder and Managing Director of the Active Education Group has over 25 years' of experience running activity based holiday programmes out of hired school facilities. Ben has previously been Head of Sport at a boys preparatory school, a School Governor and founded and was Managing Director of the UK's largest provider of Ofsted registered multi activity holidays.

Supporting a good cause

In 2006 Ben Prior helped found the charitable project, Camp Africa, which runs day and residential camps for township children living in Cape Town, South Africa. The camps teach key life skills, assist vulnerable children with homework support, build self-esteem and give them a holiday they would otherwise never have.  Ben continues to support Camp Africa, and working with AEG will directly support funding of future camps. 

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