Welcome to the Academy of Sport

The most successful sports college in Hampshire!

 Sport at Itchen continues to go from strength to strength. Every year we manage to secure an impressive range of trophies (see achievements).

 Specialising in football, basketball, netball, hockey, badminton, rugby, golf and athletics, the Academy of Sport will improve your performance, provide a professional approach to your sport and help you to achieve your full sporting potential. Our Academy of Sport will enable you to pursue your sporting aspirations, whilst obtaining suitable academic qualifications from our wide range of courses.

 The college timetable is structured to allow the Academy of Sport to fit in with all other sport related courses that we offer. You will have six periods of the Academy each week, and these will include strength and conditioning sessions, sport specific coaching within your teams and college fixtures which take place on a Wednesday afternoon. We also enter elite national competitions in order to develop students' potential at the highest level.

 The Hampshire Colleges Sports Association programme is the strongest in the country, providing you with weekly competitive fixtures against other colleges from September through to June. We pride ourselves on our dedication in producing confident sportspeople who demonstrate self-discipline, commitment and determination to be the best.


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I live in Romsey so could have chosen colleges nearer to where I live but I decided to go to Itchen to benefit from their excellent football programme. I was aware of Itchen's success in football and was proud to be part of the college 1st team, who won the Hampshire college's league title.
- Jordan Brooks- 1st Team Goalkeeper
The most successful sports college in Hampshire!

Student success

Hannah Croad

Hannah Croad

Hannah has just finished her third year at Itchen College where she has excelled in both netball and basketball. In netball, Hannah has played for Weston Blades and also represented England Schools. In basketball, Hannah has played for Solent Suns in the National League and was also top scorer on the college team that made the AoC Finals. After college Hannah's goal is to play basketball at an American university.

Millie Farrow

Millie Farrow

Millie has taken ladies football to new heights with a fantastic three year career here at the college. She has been instrumental in leading the college to two national championships, also winning 'Man of the Match' on both occasions and scoring 14 goals in the process. Millie represents Chelsea Football Club and in the future would like to go to America on a soccer scholarship.

Academy news

Athletics Academy Are Hampshire Colleges Champions

On Wednesday 3 and Wednesday 10 May, our Athletics Academy students were in Basingstoke competing for the title of Hampshire College champions.  The Itchen…

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Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge

On Wednesday 21 June, our Golf Academy are taking part in the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge.  The challenge involves playing 72 holes of golf in one…

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Golf Students Among Top 10 in Country

Our Golf Academy students traveled to the Forest of Arden Golf Club in Birmingham on Tuesday 2 May for two days to compete in the British Schools and Colleges…

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Key personnel

Glenn Colmer - Learning Area Manager for Sport & P.E.

Glenn Colmer

Glenn is an FA Level 2 qualified coach and was instrumental in turning Itchen into the force they are now for football. Up until this year he has always run the 2nd team at Itchen winning the Hampshire League on six occasions and winning the Hampshire Cup on four occasions. This year Glenn has moved up to coach the 1st team with James Taylor and has helped the team to win the 1st team league for the 7th year in a row.

Steve Perkins - Director of Academy

Steve Perkins

Steve Perkins has been managing and coaching the ladies football team at the college for the past two years. The Itchen College ladies have been ECFA national champions throughout this period, and the college has built a national reputation as a centre of excellence in ladies college football.

For more information please contact Glenn Colmer:
023 8043 5636 ext.208
For more information please contact Steve Perkins:
023 8043 5636 ext. 270