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Giving to Loughborough
Sport is one of the most defining aspects of Loughborough’s identity, whether it’s our world class research, our high performance sports teams and haul of Olympic medals, or our incredibly successful Athletic Union British Universities and Colleges Sports teams.
Where would we be without Loughborough and its outstanding athletes and training facilities. There is no university facility like it this side of the Atlantic.
Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide – announcing Loughborough as University of the Year for Sport 2017
Loughborough has made the most significant contribution to sport in the UK at every level, nurturing talent through scholarships, defining the guiding principles of coaching, understanding nutrition, psychology, sport science and medicine.
Sport is a major fundraising focus; to support scholarships, develop a coaching centre of excellence, enhance our performance programme, encourage youth participation, further our ground breaking work in disability sport and of course maintain our reputation as the UK’s foremost sporting university.
Our prominence in sport is due to continued innovation and investment in people and facilities.
Loughborough Students Sports Foundation was established to help talented student athletes succeed in both their sporting and academic development by helping to reduce some of the pressures that combining studying with elite level competition brings. Support offered to each athlete varies by sport and performance level.
We aim to provide our sports scholars with first class coaching, sports science and sports medicine support as well as access to the extensive indoor and outdoor training and competition facilities – giving them access to the fully immersive environment at Loughborough. The scholarships also offer vital support with equipment and travel to competitions in order to enhance their development.
To date, over 400 individual awards have been given, making Loughborough’s scheme the largest and most highly regarded in the UK. By supporting Loughborough Sports Scholarships you will ensure sport at Loughborough remains internationally recognised for the sporting talent it produces.
AU Alumni and Supporters Club Fund
If you loved sport at Loughborough and were part of the Athletics Union you may be interested in supporting our new initiative.
From as little as £1 per month you can help support an Athletic Union Club at Loughborough. The finances raised will be directly accessible by the club concerned and will help fund coaching, equipment, transport and alumni-related events, such as a Varsity weekend.
To thank you for your donation, we will keep you up-to-date with your club’s activities and information on any of the large-scale sporting events in the Loughborough calendar. In the first year, nine clubs have been selected for the fund.
Please complete the donation form and select your preferred club to support. If your club is not on the list yet, we will be looking to add all 54 clubs in the next academic year.
At Loughborough we are immensely proud of our ability to offer a first class education combined with a unique sporting offer. Regardless of ability we provide a sporting experience that is aimed at enjoyment and reaching personal potential. We are particularly proud of the part we played in the recent successes of GB athletes in Rio.
John Steele, Executive Director of Sport at Loughborough University