Team Sports

Keep playing the sports you enjoy

Whether you’re playing for fun and fitness or aiming to compete at the highest level, we offer you a wide range of high-quality sporting opportunities through our sports teams.  Importantly, you don’t have to be studying a sports-related course to take part in our sporting provision. Team trials are held before you start with us, so you’ll be ready to start training and playing as soon as you enrol.

To get involved in playing the sports you love, during enrolment simply complete a team sports form telling us what sport you want to be involved in. Additionally, if you compete in another sport there is an opportunity to take part in regional and potentially national competitions.

If you are part of a club outside of HSDC and would like the opportunity to represent the College in competitions then please contact our College Sport Maker.

All campuses

Come and join the women’s football team. No experience necessary – all levels are welcome. Depending on numbers, fixtures will be arranged against other Hampshire colleges.

Alton Campus

We currently have two teams. Football 1st XI and 2nd XI are very popular and highly competitive at the College. The 1st XI have been finalists in the Hampshire Cup with the 2nd XI reaching the semi-finals. Several players have represented the county and recent squads have toured Italy, Netherlands and more recently Spain.

We launched the Chelsea Football Club Foundation / HSDC Alton Football Academy in September 2019. Prospective students will have the opportunity to try out for this activity and if successful, students will benefit from:

  • 6 hours of training per week by a qualified, Chelsea Football Club Foundation approved coach
  • Compete in national football tournaments
  • Opportunities to train at the prestigious Chelsea Football Club training ground in Cobham, Surrey
  • Study towards FA coaching and / or refereeing badge
  • Study towards the Sports Leadership Award Level 2
  • Opportunities to visit the home of Chelsea Football Club, Stamford Bridge

Click here to register your interest in the Football Academy

Havant & South Downs Campuses

We currently have five teams, four of which play in the country’s largest and most established College league. With a strong heritage in College football, we will look to continue to build on our success. Our Academy squads compete in the National League Under 19 Alliance, which is recognised as the strongest standard of youth football outside of the professional game, providing a great platform for a young player. All squads have regular training sessions with FA qualified coaches.

All HSDC Teams

South Downs Campus – HSDC 1, HSDC 3, HSDC 4

Havant Campus – HSDC 2

Alton Campus – HSDC Alton 1, HSDC Alton 2

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Havant & South Downs campuses

As a College we have been able to take a team of high needs students to a number of football competitions across the country. Since 2016 we have competed in the LDD AOC regional competition and in 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, we were able to take the team to the national competitions which was an amazing opportunity for all involved. We have also taken teams to the Hampshire FA and Victory Hants tournaments.

Alton Campus

Both men’s and women’s teams are entered in the Hampshire Colleges League, as well as both U17 and U19 Hampshire Cups. Both teams have been part of successful overseas tours to the Netherlands and Spain in the past. Trials take place in the first week of term.

Havant & South Downs Campuses

Our basketball teams (men and women) play in the Hampshire League. In 2012/13 season our women’s team won the British Colleges Plate Trophy.

Alton Campus

Our 1st XI compete in the Altham Trophy for Hampshire College Teams. The team has a great reputation and has won the trophy for two consecutive years. Home venues are played at the Jubilee Ground and there is also a new county 10-10 competition.

Havant & South Downs Campuses

During the summer term we offer students the chance to compete in Hampshire competitions and have provided year-round training since 2013. As a result, our cricketers have become the strongest College team in our local area. Our players have also represented Hampshire Women’s and Hampshire Youth Academy.

In 2016/17 our Indoor Cricket team won the bronze medal at the AoC National Championships at Trent Bridge.

We also enter the South East regional indoor cricket every year (mixed gender).

Alton Campus

Matches are arranged throughout the season against a good standard of opposition on astroturf and water-based pitches. There are also tournaments, both 11 and 7-a-side as well as mixed matches.

Havant & South Downs Campuses

We have a strong record in hockey. Our men’s team were British Colleges Cup finalists in 2012 meanwhile, our mixed team made the national finals. In 2015/16 we had two players selected for national trials. In 2019/20, one of our students made the national AoC squad.

We offer you the opportunity to gain entry into the English College hockey team.

Alton Campus

Regular matches and tournaments are played by two and sometimes three teams throughout the season. The 1st VII has represented North Hants in the National Schools Tournament.

Havant & South Downs Campuses

Netball is one of our fastest-growing sports both at HSDC and nationally. We now have two teams playing in the Hampshire League and local tournaments and have the opportunity to enter the National Colleges Tournament.

Alton Campus

There has been much rugby talent at the College in recent years and good team spirit has encouraged some great performances. The team regularly reaches the later stages of the Wren and Daily Mail National Cups. The 7s squads compete in the Hampshire and Rosslyn Park tournaments.

Havant & South Downs Campuses

Our rugby team plays in the Hampshire Colleges League and other competitive cups and tournaments throughout the year. In 2015/16 our players won the Hampshire President’s 7s, the Hampshire College’s 7s and were unbeaten in the Hampshire Colleges League. We work closely with the RFU to offer coaching and officiating courses and have formal links with Havant RFC.

Our provision for women’s rugby is also growing and we have representatives for Hampshire U18s. We also offer beach rugby 7’s where we compete each year in the National Beach Touch Rubgy.

Havant & South Downs Campuses

We were ranked sixth in the country in the British Colleges competitions in 2014 and were the South East of England Champions in 2013/14. In 2014/15 our women’s team finished third in the region. We also have links with local clubs.

Alton Campus

Students compete in regional competitions that happen over the winter and during the summer terms and players will play a mixture of Individual and Doubles.

Havant & South Downs campuses

We offer our students the opportunity to partake in the AoC Sport regional competitions for which we have had three students reach the semi finals for the last two years.

Alton Campus

Futsal is played at lunch times which is set up and run by students. We have access to Futsal goals and also compete against other teams running Futsal.

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