Hosting Elite Sport at Loughborough University

Loughborough University is a recognised Elite Training Environment with one of the largest concentrations of world-class sports facilities in the UK.

Why choose Loughborough?

Loughborough is a unique, elite-level sports environment catering to the needs of multiple sports and National Governing Bodies.  

We have hosted multiple elite-level training camps and competitions where teams have benefited from our:

  • Secure single-site campus environment
  • World-class sports facilities
  • Two world-leading gyms
  • Performance support services used by Olympic and Paralympic athletes
  • Three on-campus hotel solutions, including the Elite Athlete Centre with altitude bedrooms
  • An inspiring and vibrant elite athlete environment 

Celtic FC visit Loughborough University

When the opportunity came up to train at Loughborough we jumped at the chance because of the reputation it has. And we haven't been disappointed.

Neil Lennon, Manager Celtic F.C.

Elite camps and events

Our campus is the ideal location to host your elite training camps or events.  We create bespoke packages for our clients who benefit from our outstanding facilities and on-site accommodation.  We can offer clients unique services and support utilising our performance support teams, altitude training and living, heat acclimation training and high-performance coaching.  You will be supported on campus by our experienced teams who have worked with clients from across the world of sport.  

  • Training camps.  We have hosted multiple teams on campus throughout the pandemic.  Teams have benefitted from our outstanding training environment, innovative training opportunities from our multi-sport campus, performance nutrition and being part of a hub of elite coaching and development.  
  • Events.  We have recently hosted national athletics, tennis, and netball events.  Our flexible facilities allow us to support a broad range of competitions and sports and our dedicated events team provide our clients with focused support throughout their event.  
  • Altitude and heat training.  Our Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel, centrally located on campus, has 20 altitude bedrooms.  These can be set to maximum altitude equivalent of 5000m.  Our physiology centre includes a heat and altitude training chamber to allow athletes to acclimate to these conditions.  Where international travel may not be possible, we offer a unique alternative for your altitude and heat training needs. 
  • Speedlab.  A new collaboration between Speedworks, headed up by world renowned speed coach Jonas Dodoo and Loughborough University, the world’s leading university for sport. This programme is specifically designed to build effective and efficient players and athletes, we will teach you the techniques necessary to maximise explosive strength, speed and robustness.  This can be booked for day access or added as an element of your training camp.  Find out more about Speedlab here

World-class sports facilities

Our campus is home to some of the UK's best multi-sport facilities, including:

  • Two world-class gyms
  • Loughborough University Stadium.  Used by top tier football teams our pitch is a grass hybrid surface, the same used at the World Cup
  • 6 high-level performance grass pitches
  • 5 artificial pitches servicing the needs of Rugby, Football, Hockey, Lacrosse and American Football
  • Olympic Swimming Pool. Home to a British Swimming National Centre and a British Triathlon Performance Centres
  • Tennis Centre.  Home to the LTA National Academy
  • A range of sports halls suitable for multiple events and used for international televised competition
  • Cricket Centre.  Home to the National Cricket Performance Centre for the ECB
  • Athletics Centre.  Home to the British Athletics National Performance Centre

Bolton FC visit Loughborough University

It's world-class, there's no doubt about it. The football pitches are great, the gyms are great, the hotel and the food has been magnificent.

Ian Evatt, Head Coach, Bolton Wanderers F.C.

Campus Accommodation

We have three on-campus hotels, Burleigh Court, the Link and the Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel.  

The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel is a world-class venue that promotes rest, relaxation, and the pursuit of excellence. The only hotel in the UK designed specifically for elite athletes.

  • The UK’s only hotel with altitude variable rooms (up to 5000m)
  • Dedicated nutrition lounge with sport specific daily menus designed to promote recovery
  • Athlete lounge area
  • Private seminar rooms

Burleigh Court is an award winning 4 star hotel and conference centre located metres away from Holywell Stadium.

  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Private conference and seminar rooms
  • Burleigh Springs Leisure and Therapy Centre
  • Well-equipped gym and Power Plate studio
  • Swimming pool with steam room and sauna
  • Treatment rooms


Contact us

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