“Our aim is to fine tune, construct and develop specific skills, enhance Cricket awareness, and improve overall performance, to enable you to succeed at the highest level. We have big ambitions for our ACA students and our aim is that a boy or girl will go on from the programme to play representative cricket for Sussex and to aspire to reaching international standards in the game.”
Sir Rod Aldridge OBE

The Aldridge Cricket Academy (ACA) is a unique partnership between Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA), Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) and Sussex Cricket. Our close relationship with Sussex Cricket ensures we deliver the highest standards of training and development facilities alongside our academic courses.

Our Aims:

  • Allow players to develop their cricket skills alongside their academic qualifications
  • Develop the wide range of skills required to be successful at the highest level in cricket
  • Introduce the players to the wide and varied culture of cricket around the world with tours
  • Forge strong partnerships with the First Class Clubs and other relevant organisations such as universities to provide the players with clear and appropriate pathways.


Combining first class cricket training with academic study in an environment where entrepreneurial skills are valued and developed is a great platform for a wonderful career. Whether playing at the top level; supporting talent as a coach, physio, groundsman or teacher; or building a successful sports business, the Aldridge Cricket Academy sixth form courses will provide unique opportunities for talented young people in Sussex.”
Jim May, Chairman of Sussex Cricket and a Governor of Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

“All talented young people should take advantage of the excellent opportunities provided by the Aldridge Academies sixth form courses. Through its unique partnership with Sussex Cricket, ACA offers ambitious individuals an unparalleled learning experience which combines exceptional cricket training and state of the art facilities with academic study.”
Keith Greenfield, Director of Cricket at Sussex Cricket and ex Falmer High School student

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