June 2020 news
SURVEY: Destined for greatness? Do your genes give you a head start in sport?
Researchers from Loughborough University are investigating the role genetics play in sport – and they need your help.
East Midlands secure the Bryce sisters as part of the new Women's Elite Domestic Structure
Lightning Cricket are thrilled to announce that Kathryn and Sarah Bryce have been named as the East Midlands Regional Retainer signings and as such are two members of the first tranche of professional women's domestic cricketers in England.
Student committee appointed to lead Wheelchair Basketball
Wheelchair Basketball, Loughborough University’s Athletic Union’s newest sport, has appointed its select committee for the next academic year.
Loughborough selected as force to drive women’s cricket forward
Loughborough University has been selected by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as the East Midlands Regional Host of its new elite women’s cricket domestic structure.
Roundtable: Loughborough sport performance analysts share their thoughts
*this roundtable event took place prior to social distance measures*
Loughborough University welcomes elite level athletes back to campus
Loughborough University is gradually opening up some of its on-site sports facilities to enable elite level athletes to train.
Bonar, Riggs and Needham all move to pastures new next season
Loughborough Lightning trio Sarah Bonar, Amy Needham and Martha Riggs have all confirmed they will be leaving the club.
Jawad in race against time to make the Paralympic Games
Loughborough-based powerlifter Ali Jawad has revealed that he is in a race against time to make the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Lightning Rugby and Loughborough Town RFC enter new partnership
Loughborough University and Lightning Rugby is pleased to announce a partnership with Loughborough Town RFC.
New Research Spotlight: More complete adaptation identified with medium term heat acclimation
The optimal protocol for heat acclimation is a 'hot' topic for research due to this preparatory period being key for performance in the heat. Please see our summary infographic of the recent paper in The European Journal of Applied Physiology by Jodie Moss from Roehampton University.
Loughborough University spinout collaborates on rugby ball of the future
A spinout company founded by two Loughborough alumni has supported the launch of a new rugby ball which could be set to revolutionise the sport.