Talented Athlete Scheme goes from strength to strength

Academy of Sport

Itchen College is not a sports college, but we are passionate about sport and that is reflected in our sporting achievements across a range of disciplines. Itchen was the first college in Hampshire to be awarded Talented Athlete (TASS) accreditation in recognition of its commitment to sport. We now have 19 TASS Dual Career Athletes who continue to excel in their respective sports whilst maintaining high levels of performance in their academic work.


Each of these athletes have had Dual Career Workshops in sports nutrition, sleep, resilience and social media, which will hopefully serve them well during the lockdown. A huge range of sports are represented through the Talented Athlete scheme, as the following selected student profiles demonstrate:


The Dual Career Accreditation Scheme provides an enhanced level of academic flexibility and understanding within the college, allowing talented athletes to balance their studies with a hectic sporting schedule. If you are an athlete competing at the top level, or if you believe that you have the potential to do so, then contact James Bedwell (jbedwell@itchen.ac.uk) and find out more about the programme at  www.tass.gov.uk  and www.tass.gov.uk/site/itchen-sixth-form-college