Actiph Water becomes Loughborough Sport’s official water partner

Loughborough Sport is pleased to announce that Europe’s leading alkaline ionised water provider, Actiph Water, has become its new official water partner.

The three-year partnership will see Actiph Water support all 20 performance sport programmes as well as using Loughborough University’s Boxing Centre of Excellence as a ‘Living Lab’ for its alkaline ionised water.

Loughborough’s performance sport programmes include some of the world’s best student-athletes, including current students who have just competed at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Loughborough’s Boxing Centre of Excellence is a unique environment that professionalises all aspects of boxing performance and athlete development, merging technical coaching from Angel Fernandez with world-class performance support services.

Andy Shepherd, Performance Nutrition Lead, Loughborough Sport said:

“We’re delighted to partner with Actiph as Loughborough closely supports our athletes’ training and performance through optimising what they consume on a daily basis.

“The partnership with Actiph offers us a great opportunity to better support our athletes with their ability to access water and manage their hydration pre, during and post competition as well as offer additional support during travel and pre-season.”

Nick Ross, CEO at Actiph said:

“We are thrilled to be partnered with Loughborough Sport and able to work with their outstanding athlete performance centres.

“Loughborough is at the pinnacle of British sport – developing many of our future stars – and at the leading edge in education and research.

“At Actiph, we believe optimum hydration is key to both physical and mental performance. We’re always therefore striving to help individuals and teams reach their full potential by providing the best product on the market. We are really excited to see what the team can deliver from Tokyo 2020 and beyond.”

Jo Simpson, Commercial and Facilities Director at Loughborough Sport, added:

“We are excited to be launching this new partnership which allows us to further support our incredible athlete community and gives Actiph access to our unique sporting ecosystem. We believe in excellence in all areas and this new partnership adds yet another outstanding element to our world-leading sporting offer.”   

Actiph water is available through a number of major supermarkets and online retailers as well as via a subscription service at Actiph’s online shop. For more information, visit its website: ACTIPH

For more information on Loughborough’s performance support services click HERE.

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2021 QS World University Rankings and University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 7th in the Guardian University League Table 2021, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.