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5 Aug 2015

Andy Borrie to step down from Loughborough Sport performance role

Loughborough Sport has announced today that Andy Borrie is to step down from his role as Deputy Director of Sport for Coaching and Performance.

Andy has worked in the Sports Development Centre at the University for 12 years and was initially appointed as its first Head of Performance Sport.

During his time at Loughborough University, Andy has overseen a period of continued success, with many notable highlights including:

• Continued dominance of the BUCS Championship - recording the highest ever number of points (5878) in 2014-15.
• Increasing Loughborough’s number of competitors and Sport Scholars at Olympic/Commonwealth Games and World/European Championships.
• Securing and developing Netball Superleague (Loughborough Lightning) and National Badminton League (Loughborough Sport) franchises.
• Leading on developing the University’s status as the Official Innovation Partner for the International Hockey Federation.
• Supporting the needs of student-athletes through the development of a lifestyle support programme - which has led to an increase in academic success.

Speaking about stepping down from his role Andy Borrie said:

“12 years has been a long time leading the Performance Sport team and it has been a privilege to be part of Loughborough University and the journey it has gone on over the last decade.

“As we embark on a new phase of the sport strategy I think the time is right to let someone else pick up the baton.”

“However I very much hope to still be involved in sport at Loughborough in a voluntary capacity and to play a role in its continued growth and success.”

John Steele, Executive Director of Sport at Loughborough University said:

“I would like to personally thank Andy for his major contribution to sport at the University during his time with us.

“Over the last 12 years we have seen a period of continued success for our programmes and activities, much of which is down to Andy’s efforts and commitment to sport at Loughborough.”

Andy will leave his post at the end of August and is to pursue a number of projects. He will also remain close to the University through a research project into personal growth in talented athletes.