The Junior Academy

Balby Academy of Sport

Balby Academy of Sport, based at Balby Carr Community Academy in Doncaster, uses Retford Golf Club as their primary course for practice and internal competitions, playing most weeks on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Latest News - The AOC National Champions

In March 2017, Balby Academy's golf team won the 2017 AOC Sport Open Golf National Championships at Fairmont St. Andrews. Nineteen academy teams from across the UK competed.

Despite the windy conditions of links golf (especially on the second day), the Balby team who play mainly on inland courses, won the 36 hole strokeplay competition played over two days and on two of St. Andrews famous links courses. The victory margin of 7 shots was impressive.

Team member Nicola Slater (1 handicap) won the girls individual gross Championship, carding a highly impressive one under par during the windy second round.

Luke Palmowski (+1) was runner up in the boys competition.

Intercollegiate Golf Tour

Balby College is also set to defend their Intercollegiate Golf Tour title, having recently qualified for this year's finals to be held at Moortown Golf Club during May 2017.

Further Information?

Balby Academy is always interested in investigating new ways in which they can further support student progress, so if you have any ideas, or if you would like to know more about the courses offered at Balby, contact Ian Lindley at or call on 0845 345 1629.