Welcome to the Athletics Academy

The Athletics Academy was launched in 2016 due to popular demand. We intend to create a legacy of success in this area which is already shared by many other sports in the Academy. 

Members of the Athletics Academy will receive expert coaching, strength and conditioning workshops as well as masterclass sessions from experts. To develop students' skills, they will compete in national and local competitions. Our former students have included cross country champions and we hope to provide even more opportunities for success.

Students will have the opportunity to visit elite training centres such as the University of Bath and Lee Valley. There will also be chances to apply for American scholarships to further development your athletics training and sports qualifications. 

Being part of the Athletics Academy has given me the opportunity to further my performance and career by providing me with sports massage therapy. I was able to stay injury free throughout my season and further my knowledge of my body due to this.
- Ellie Hodgson, Athletics Academy student
Our former students have included national athletics champions.

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Student success

Mahamed Mahamed

Mahamed Mahamed

Mahamed was at Itchen College for three years and through the work of our Athletics Academy he developed into a fine athlete. He was National Colleges Cross Country Champion for three years in a row and during his time at Itchen, Mahamed has represented Great Britain on many occasions. One of his highlights was competing alongside Mo Farah in a cross country competition in Scotland.

Lynden Olowe

Lynden Olowe

Lynden is currently in his second year at Itchen College studying BTEC Triple Sport and the Fitness Instructor Award. With the support of the Athletics Academy, he came first in the SEAA Athletic Championships for the 400m indoors competing against other colleges and universities. He is currently ranked 8th in the UK for the 400m for the Under 20 men. 

Academy news

Itchen Alumni Wins at British University Championships

Former Itchen student Mahamed Mahamed won the 3000m at the British University Championships on Sunday 18 February.

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Athletics Academy taste success at SESSA competition

The Athletics Academy’s hard work continues to pay off as they enjoyed a successful time at the SESSA indoor event last month.

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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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Key personnel

Hollie Lowe - Head Coach

Hollie Lowe

Hollie is a level two qualified athletics coach and is the under 13 head coach at New Forest Junior Athletics Club. Hollie's experiences as an athlete allow her to provide expert coaching in sprinting, endurance events, hurdling and jumps. As an athlete she regularly competed for Hampshire in sprinting and was ranked 5th in the south of England for pentathlon. She has also competed for Hampshire in the English Schools Athletics Championships.

For more information please contact Hollie Lowe, Head of the Athletics Academy:
023 8043 5636 ext. 208