Our women’s volleyball team competed in the Association of Colleges’ national finals at Bath University.
The team triumphed in the regional heats, beating off six rival colleges to represent London at the finals on March 27-29.
Our women’s volleyball team has proved a force to be reckoned with after maintaining their winning streak throughout the Association of Colleges regional volleyball competition. The team battled six different opponents from colleges around London, with their final match against Barnet Southgate College securing an unbeaten run with a 2-0 win.
A football academy student from South Thames College has made his league debut for AFC Wimbledon. 17-year-old Ben Harrison from Kingston has risen up the ranks to be selected for the first-team, recently making his first full start against Accrington Stanley.
The defender is part of the AFC Wimbledon Football Academy, a full-time sports and education programme run in partnership between the college and the football club. Academy scholars usually train with the under-18s team but Ben impressed staff at the league two club so much he was elevated to the first-team. His performance against Accrington Stanley led to him being selected for AFC Wimbledon’s home game against top of the league Burton Albion, who they beat 3-0.
The achievements of over 100 star students from South Thames College were celebrated at the annual Celebration of Achievement awards at the Wandsworth Campus.
Students from across the College’s Wandsworth, Merton and Tooting campuses were presented with certificates, medals and trophies by Principal Sue Rimmer OBE for their accomplishments over the past year.
With football fever gripping the nation as the World Cup kicks off, here at South Thames we’ve been celebrating our own sporting success.
The South Thames College men’s football team recently kicked their way to victory in their British Colleges of Sport (BCS) regional league after an unbeaten season. They clinched the title winning 3-0 against Amersham and Wycombe College, a team supported by Chelsea FC.
Two students from South Thames College (Brendan Kiernan,18 and Charlie Girdler, 17) have been selected to play for the England Colleges squad through their involvement with AFC Wimbledon Football Club. The club is in the third year of running a Senior Academy at the College's Merton campus. Its aim is to develop outstanding football players whilst giving them the opportunity to study for a BTEC qualification.
It has been a long journey for the young men who competed in trials against 240 other young hopefuls back in October in the hope of securing a place in the England College's squad. They beat stiff competition to make the final 20 and will have the chance to travel to Italy in May to play in a tournament against players from all over Europe.