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.
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!
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.
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.