North kelvin academy

The North Kelvin Academy is the North Kelvin Sports Development Group’s afterschool sports project that was launched in January 2018 at three delivery sites across the north-west of Glasgow.


The North Kelvin Academy is the organisations largest community project to date. Funded through the European Social Fund and the Scottish Government the project is aimed at empowering our local community. In providing afterschool support to families who are working or looking to get back to work our goal is to create a fun – learning environment where children can develop skills to equip themselves as they
progress in their lives.



The project will use our successful delivery model of promoting personal and social development by promoting engaging and active learning alongside sports participation.

North Kelvin Staff will work with schools daily during curriculum time to deliver a range of health and wellbeing topics as well as learning about historical and current events that shape they way we think and act for the children to gain a better understanding of themselves.  

These sessions have proven to be extremely popular in our many other successful projects as this entirely free service is delivered by respected staff who have developed positive relationships with the client group through sports participation in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

NK academy co-ordinator - Barry rodgers

Barry is responsible for planning and ensuring the quality delivery of North Kelvin Academy. The Academy is based at 3 different sites across the north Glasgow Area and incorporates 6 different schools. Within the academy coaches deliver a variety of activities from football to multisport along with a weekly themed positive lifestyle topic.

The organisation is very fortunate to have Barry who has over 10 years’ experience working with academy and elite senior teams in both men’s and women’s football. Barry is a UEFA A Licence holder with a Degree in Sports Coaching. Barry’s most recent role as International Soccer Academy Manager at Celtic Football Club seen him travel around Ireland and Europe delivering the clubs philosophy to partner clubs. Previously Barry has held positions as Glasgow City FC as first team assistant as well as working with Lowland league club Edusport Academy in their full-time football programme.


Barry oversees the North Kelvin Academy as Academy Coordinator from its beginning. Our vision is to run a highly successful programme and ensure its longevity for what we believe will be a huge positive for all involved with North Kelvin Sports.