Emmett is an international student from Malaysia who has spent the past academic year as Badminton's MMC. During his time as Badminton MMC, he has gotten involved with helping to promote the badminton team’s overall awareness which also helps support the recruitment of future students and players for the team. This included posting social content such as photos, Instagram reels and more.
Loughborough Lightning Wheelchair Basketball Media Marketing and Communications Officer, Loughborough Student’s Wheelchair Basketball Media Officer
Ella is a Sport and Exercise Science student now entering her 3rd year at Loughborough. Throughout her time at Loughborough she has been vital to the Wheelchair Basketball team through her role as their Media, Marketing and Communications Officer.
Alex is a Loughborough CVA alumni who began volunteering with the CVA in 2014 as a Sport Sec for Rigg-Rut Hall. Throughout the next 5 years he spent at Loughborough, he got involved in a range of volunteering roles, such as Athletic Union Events Officer, Athletic Union Club Development Mentor, Hall Sport Coordinator Chair and an inaugural Sport Senate member. Since graduating from Loughborough in 2017 he has had full time roles as the Athletic Union Intern, Sport Development Officer and now has the role of Head of Partnerships for Add-Victor!
Football Official and Events Management Volunteer
Liam is a first year Aeronautical Engineering student who started volunteering through football officiating and has now gone on to officiate IMS, BUCS and general University level competitions. Alongside this he has volunteered in events management at large events such as Loughborough’s Cycling Festival and Loughborough International Athletics Event.
Football League Coordinator and Football Activator
Joel is in his second year at Loughborough and has played a key part in the development of the Social Sport Programme and as a MyLifestyle football activator. He has thrown himself into the deep end with volunteering at Loughborough and is now going on to complete his UG placement year as Loughborough Sport's Men's football operations placement!
Chair of Korfball and Physiology Placement Student
Hannah is in the second year of her MSc in Physiology and Nutrition at Loughborough after completing her undergraduate degree at Birmingham. Since coming to Loughborough she became the founder of the Korfball club, which is now a part of the Athletic Union. Alongside this she has been undertaking a part time physiology placement, working with the triathlon club and commercial services
Vice Chair of the IMS Programme
Matt has been very involved with volunteering in sport since becoming a Sport Sec for Robert Bakewell Hall. From then on he has moved on to becoming Vice Chair for IMS alongside studying for his degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Football Officiating Hub Manager
Will is a PhD student at Loughborough who has been refereeing from the age of 14. He began refereeing at Loughborough through IMS games and now has a role as Football Officiating Hub Manager.
Performance Analysis Placement Student, Coach Coordinator and AU Exec Member
Olivia has had a vast range of experience in volunteering through the CVA, from starting as an assistant athletics coach to securing a performance analysis placement with Loughborough Hockey, she has made the most of the opportunities the CVA has to offer.
Performance Analysis Volunteer and Placement Student
Amie has been a Performance Analysis Volunteer throughout the course of her Loughborough journey. Starting by gaining experience as a PA for Bedford Blues and to becoming a PA intern with England Rugby 7's.
Physiology Placement Student
Karolina is a Sport and Exercise Science student from London. She first started volunteering through becoming Club Chair of Taekwondo, where she also gained her Emergency First Aid qualification. More recently she became a Physiology Placement student, working with Loughborough Lightning Cycling Performance Programme.
Event Management Volunteer
Rose is an Event Management Volunteer who has recently become an International Federation of University Sport Student Ambassador for 2022/23 representing BUCS. She began getting involved in the CVA through working at Rugby matches, Derby U23 Football matches and as a Loughborough Lightning Match Day Assistant. These experiences helped her gain experience to get a job at the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 as an Assistant Stadium Manager.
Event Management Volunteer
Visakh is an MSc student studying Sports Management. Through his love of football he grew interested in working in the football industry and developed goals to learn more about the sports management sector through his volunteering experience.
Media, Marketing and Communications Volunteer
Flynn Duggan is a Marketing and Management student within the Business School at Loughborough. At the moment he is on placement with Glaxo Smith Kline within a business role, but also Dan Photography at the weekends and when he gets a spare minute.
Media, Marketing and Communications Volunteer
Sunayana is currently undertaking her MSc in Sports Management and has spent the past year as a MMC volunteer for Badminton.
Media, Marketing and Communications Volunteer
Lily is a third year Sociology and Media student currently on placement with Loughborough Sport as a Media Intern. Throughout her second year she got involved with our Media, Marketing and Communications strand as Rugby Union's MMC Volunteer.
After changing degrees from Product Design Engineering to Sport and Exercise Science, Alex stepped out his comfort zone and began exploring all the different opportunities through the Coach & Volunteer Academy. After initially getting involved in swimming and athletics coaching, Alex's determination and initiative led him to a variety of Performance Analyst roles with Rugby and the Boxing Centre of Excellence!
Physiologist (postgraduate voluntary placement)
Through her Undergraduate Placement with Loughborough Sport's Physiology Team and now in her current role as a postgraduate volunteer, Molly has immersed herself in the performance environment on campus developing not only her technical skills, but also the softer skills that are key to being an effective practitioner.
PE Teacher - The de Ferrers Academy
Having always been involved in Sport from a young age, Lucy's passion for sport and how it could help push her to be the best she could be continued that alongside her studies at Loughborough. This led to Lucy engaging in a range of opportunities to develop her personal and professional skills, from a Sports Ambassador and SportMAD coach, to Chair of the CVA Committee and Sports Senate member.
Media Marketing Coordinator, Phoenix Bowls Club
Despite some initial setbacks Saloni's perseverance paid off and she found herself a role with Loughborough Phoenix Bowls Club managing social media accounts and maintaining stakeholder relationships. Whilst not a sport Saloni was familiar with she threw herself into the opportunity taking time to learn about the sport and use her knowledge and experience to help improve the media channels of the club.
Coach Coordinator & AU Women's Basketball Club Chair
Tegan has been a major part of the Women's Basketball Programme at Loughborough through her role as the AU Club's Chair, working tirelessly to improve the experience for club memebers and coaches. On top of that Tegan became one of the first Coach Coordinators as part of a new project the CVA launched in partnership with the Athletic Union to understand the needs and support the AU Coaches.
IMS Football Coordinator, Mens Officiating Hub Manager & Referee
What started out as a bet between a friend, Ka’mani Anderson signed up to a refereeing course and has gone onto not only referee IMS and academy fixtures, but also coordinate football refrees for the programme.
Performance Support, Media & Events Volunter
Joining Loughborough for her MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology in 2018-19, Nainika brought the same enthusiasm for sport at home in India to Loughborough, throwing herself into a variety of opportunities.
Performance Coach & Football Sports Scientist
Connor has clocked up over 1500 hours on the Coach and Volunteering Academy portal for his responsibilities with Loughborough Sport over the last 5 years. This has included working with the Loughborough 2's and 3's Women's football team as a Sport Scientist and performance coach as well as being the head coach of the AU Swimming Squad and assistant coach to the performance squads.
Media Sec, Lacrosse Club Chair & Vice-Chair of Sport Senate
During her time at university, Katie has really enjoyed getting stuck in and involved with all the opportunities here at Loughborough, from being Media Sec and Club Chair for AU Lacrosse, to helping with the kitting out process for Paralympics GB ahead of Tokyo 2020.
Loughborough Basketball Media, Marketing & Communications Volunteer & Live Stream Production Operator (Leicestershire County Cricket Club)
If you are looking for an example of someone throwing themself in and making the most of every opportunity you do not have to look further than Arjith. Since joining in the fall of 2020 for an MSc in Sports Management, Arjith has gotten involved in a number of roles and workshops, which was recently recognised when he was awarded "The Outstanding Student Volunteer" by the Athena Swan Extra-Mile Awards hosted by SSEHS.
Women's Futsal Coach, IFA Coach, Epilepsy action sports volunteer and events volunteer
Recently surpassing the 1000 hour milestone, Sophie has engaged in a huge variety of roles over the last few years. From volunteering at events such as Lightning Netball fixtures, FA National Futsal Series and Loughborough International Athletics, to coaching dance, Kickboxing and Futsal.
Rugby Referee & Officating Hub Manager
From an early age Kirsten has always been involved with sports. University has been no different where Kirsten has undertaken a range of roles during her studies including as a member of both the Athletic Union Welfare and Club Development Sub-Committees, a Lightning Netball and Super Rugby volunteer, and as a referee.
Summer Nutrition Intern, S&C Coach, and Junior Hockey Coach
Alongside her studies in Sport & Exercise Science, 2nd year student Gaby gets involved in coaching junior hockey, Strength & Conditioning Coaching at Loughborough College, and undertook a Summer Internship with Loughborough Sport's Nutrtion Team.
Having already obtained his Rugby Referee qualification through the Welsh Rugby Union, Jamie started refereeing in the Intramural Sport Programme (IMS) as soon as he arrived. Whilst at Univeristy Jamie, who is involved with the Leicestershire Referee's Society, has officiated in a variety of environments, from IMS to British University and College Sports (BUCS) Men's and Women's rugby fixtures.
Geography & Sports Management Graduate Billy first got involved as a referee through seeing the opportunity on our CVA Portal, since then he's flourished and gone onto referee not only within the Intramural Sport Programme (IMS),and IMS Rugby Super Series, but also BUCS fixtures and a BUCS Cup final too!
Adrian van der Ploeg
Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Whilst studying Sports Science with Management at Loughborough, Adrian volunteered as both a Rugby Coach and an S&C Coach with the Men's Basketball Programme. Using these experiences, and the valuble experience of a placement with Locker 27 in Addlestone, Adrian has landed himself a job as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with Loughborough Sport!
Athletic Development Coach, Royal Grammar School High Wycombe
Whilst studying Sports and Exercise Science at Loughborough, Eddy got involved in a range of voluntary roles and undertook a placement with Loughborough Sport where he supported a number of performance programmes including Lightning Rugby, and Swimming. Eddy continued his journey within S&C into his final year as the lead S&C coach for BUCS Women's Rugby 1&2s, as well as an assistant S&C role at Leicester Tigers Academy.
Head of Strength & Conditioning, St Dunstans College
Whilst studying MSc Strength and Conditioning at Loughborough Johnathan volunteered as a Strength & Conditioning Coach with Loughborough Althetics, giving him the opportunity to shadow other coaches and learn from their experience. Since graduated Johnathan has gone onto to become the Head of Strength & Conditioing at St Dunstans College.
Events Manager Tennis Alumni Championship 2020, Events volunteer at UV Fest, and Inclusive Sports Festival
Since joining Loughborough for her Masters degree, Vivian has undertook a variety of events opportunities volunteering at My Lifestyle's UV Fest and Inclusive Sports Festival, as well as managing a small team of students for the Tennis Alumni CHampionship.
Loughborough Students Futsal Club Chair
Matt's passion for futsal began when he started here at Loughborough, and since then he has gone on to become the Futsal Chair, helping drive the club's success as they entered the National Futsal Series this year. Matt's incredible contribution was recently recognised at the CVA Awards where he was awarded Sports Coordinator of the Year!
Telford Sport Sec, Strength & Conditioning Coach, Rugby Super Series Coach (Shiver)
Neill has supported sport at Loughborough across a variety of strands including volunteering as a Telford Sport Sec, coaching Shiver in the Rugby Super Series and as a S&C coach with Loughborough Students Rugby Development Squad. In recognition of his contribution Neill was awarded the CVA Unsung Hero Award at the 2020 Coach & Volunteer Academy Awards.
Athletic Union Club Development Officer (2019/20) & Cheerleading Chair (2019/20)
Gabriella has undertook a huge range of roles alongside her studies over the last 4 years. Gabriella started off volunteering as a Sports Sec with her Hall, Robert Bakewell in 2016 before undertaking a ranged of committee roles including Tramplonine Media Rep, Cheerleading Secretary, and Cheerleading Chair. Alongisde her roles as a media rep and secretary, Gabriella undertook a Performance Analyst role with the Hockey Programme.
Performance Analyst for Loughborough Students RFC
Andy has played a massive part in developing a really effective learning/review environment for rugby players at Loughborough. Working close to 100 games for the men's programme, Andy has built up both his experience and relationships with coaches and other staff leading to him acquiring a summer placement working for Hawk-Eye Innovations at the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Head Coach Loughborough Students Womens FC 2's
Diving straight into opportunities coaching here at Loughborough, Callum quickly cemented his place within the Football Programme as head coach of Loughborough Students Womens FC 2's. Since then Callum has logged 200 hours supporting the 2s develop alongside the rest of the Women's programme on campus.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Daniel has supported a variety of teams on campus since undertaking a Strength and Conditioning placement as Loughborough Sport including both the Men's and Women's Rugby performance programmes as well as the Loughborough Cycling Academy. Continuing his role throughout final year and his Masters degree Daniel has also gotten involved in supporting England Rugby as a result of his work with the Lightning Rugby franchise.
Performance Analyst and Strength & Conditioning Coach with Lightning Netball Superleague and Pathway Academy
Masters student, Anne Sharpe, has given so much in her roles within performance support here at Loughborough. Starting off as performance analyst with Loughborough Lightning Netball in first year, Anne has also gotten involved in Strength and Conditioning Support for Loughborough Lightning after completing an S&C placement with the ECB.
Media, Marketing and Communications Volunteer - Cycling
Cycling is a huge part of Travis' life where he combines his commitments as a performance athlete at Loughborough with his voluntary role as one of the Cycling Academy Media, Marketing and Communications (MMC) volunteers. Alongside the small team of volunteers Travis has helped grow the Cycling Academy's social media channels and contibuted to raising the reputation and profile of cycling here at Loughborough.
As well as being an MCCU player, 2nd year Psychology student Ellie, finds time to give back in her role as head coach of the University's Development and Recreational Cricket teams.
Loughborough Students Womens Hockey Social Secretary & 5s Coach
Alongside playing for the Women's 2s Maddie wanted to give back to the club through volunteering and has undertaken a role on both the club committee and as a coach, not just helping enhance her own experience but also the experienceof other club members.
Football Referee and referee mentor
Continuing his hobby as a referee alongside his studies, Callum has clocked up over 120 hours volunteering as a football refree supporting the Intramural Sports League, and as a mentor to other budding referees at Loughborough.
4th Year International Business student, Safwan Mohammed, has got involved in a variety of opportunities throughout his time studying at Loughborough, not only coaching and refereeing through the Intramural Sports Programme but also supporting the My Lifestyle Indoor Cricket session as a Rec Sec then Activator.
Tennis Coach and Official
Masters student, Tom Plowman, has been heavily involved in Tennis programme throughout his time as an Undergraduate and Masters at Loughborough. Starting of as a player in his first year, Tom has undertaken roles as a coach leading the My Lifestyle Tennis sessions before undertaking the chair and line officiating pathway and volunteering at a range of tournaments up and down the country.
Competition Coordinator for Loughborough Students Dance
2nd Year Psychology student, Poppy McGourlay, stepped up to a committee role on on Loughborough Students Dance Club as Competition Coordinator wanting to get more involved and take part in as much as she could. Alongside fellow Coordinator Mamady, Poppy helped organise the club's annual competition, which is the UK's largest inter-University Dance competition.
Volunteer Swimming Coach - Loughborough University Performance Swimming
Geography and Sport Science student, Nathan Clarke, has gone from strength to strength since joining Loughborough Swimming in October 2017. Currently undertaking a placement with the team as a voluntary coach, Nathan spends on average 26 hours poolside a week coaching as well as additional planning, sport analysis and additional coaching roles with partner organisations like SwimSwiftElite.
Strategic Communication Masters student, Benji Simpson, has followed his passion for writing since arriving in Loughborough, interviewing and writing articles on a variety of athletes including British Superbike rider Ryan Vickers.
Rugby Referee & Rugby Referee Hub Manager
4th Year Sports Science with Management student, Owen Waters, not only plays for Loughborough Students Rugby in the National League Two North, but also gives up his time to referee and coordinate rugby referees on campus in his role as a hub manager.
Rugby Referee & Rugby Referee Hub Manager
Final Year Economics student, Harvey Knight, currently volunteers as both a rugby union referee supporting the Intramural Sports Programme and also as a Rugby Officiating Hub manager helping coordinate volunteer referees to support other programmes on campus.
IMS Female Leagues Coordinator
2nd year Psychology student, Samuel Hudson, currently volunteers as the Intramural Sports (IMS) Female Leagues Coordinator on the IMS Executive Committee.
Social Sport Exec Media, Marketing and Communication Coordinator
Combining her creative side with her passion for sports, Chloe has excelled within her role as Social Sport's Media, marketing and communications coordinator, helping raise the reputation and profile of the programme which launched this last year.
Volunteer at Swim England's National Winter Championships
Malissa Lee was one of two Loughborough students volunteering at Swim England's National Winter Championships. The National Winter Championships is the biggest English swimming meet of the winter months, with Britain’s top senior swimmers often involved.
AU Sports Events Officer & Loughborough Sport Ambassador
3rd Year Politics with History student, Isabelle Keith, has engaged in a number of role within sport at Loughborough including as DC Female Sports Sec, AU Sports Events Sub-Committee to her most recent roles as the Athletic Union Sports Events Officer & Loughborough Sport Ambassador.
My Lifestyle Zumba instructor
3rd Year Geography student, Megan Nunn, pursued her love of Zumba since trying her first class at the age of 14 and utilising the opportunities through the CVA now leads a weekly My Lifestyle Zumba Class.
Volunteer at Swim England's National Winter Championships
2nd Year Sport Management Student, Joann Ayoub, was one of two Loughborough students volunteering at Swim England's National Winter Championships. The National Winter Championships is the biggest English swimming meet of the winter months, with Britain’s top senior swimmers often involved.
AU Canoe Club Chair
4th Year Aeronautical Engineering student, Samuel Newton, has got involved in a wide variety of roles whilst studying at Loughborough including a Football referee, IMS football coordinator, AU Freshers Rep, AU club secretary, to his current role as AU Canoe Chair.
AU Ultimate Frisbee Club Chair & My Lifestyle Ultimate Frisbee Activator
2nd Year Meng Civil Engineering student, Tristan Coe, currently undertakes a role with the Athletic Union as Club Chair for Ultimate Frisbee and also gives up his time as an Activator for the My Lifestyle Ultimate Frisbee session.
Squash Performance Analyst
2nd year Sport & Exercise Science student, Connor Gannaway, currently volunteers with Loughborough's Squash Programme as a Performance Analyst.
Social Media Manager: Loughborough Football
2nd year BSc Sport Management student, Mayank Kabadi, currently volunteers with Loughborough Football as social media manager for the club after previously holding a role supporting the Loughborough MCCU.
Loughborough Cycling Academy
Media, Marketing & Communications Team
At the beginning of the academic year 35 students were recruited to form sport specific MMC teams across several of Loughborough’s performance programmes. With cycling becoming one of the latest additions to performance sport on campus, the team have been driven to raise both the profile of their programme and the athletes alike
Academy Coach at Southampton FC
Currently out on placement as an Academy Coach with Southampton Football Club, Jamie has racked up 1751 hours on the portal in roles for the Men’s 1s including a role as the Men's Football 1s coach.