We offer unrivalled support for our top athletes creating a performance offer designed to maximise team and individual performance.

Our performance programmes are led by expert coaching staff who are constantly striving to improve both individual and team performance, and supported by a wide range of skilled support services. Each sport is looking to succeed in BUCS, national and international competition, and also aid each athlete in their own sporting development.

Our performance support team provide specialist support from a range of scientific disciplines to develop performance of our top athletes and teams here at Loughborough University. Our aligned, multidisciplinary approach to athletic performance has helped to create an unrivalled sporting legacy.

Performance Programmes

Our performance programmes are supported by a team of world-class coaches alongside our performance support offering.

Our achievements

Loughborough number one in the world for sports subjects

QS World University Rankings by subject 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Champions

For 40 years running

6000+ BUCS points

The first university to break the 6000 points barrier

Lightning Netball

Netball Superleague Champions 2021

14 medals at the 2020 Olympic Games

Loughborough-linked athletes achieved three gold, six silver, five bronze

21 medals at the 2020 Paralympic Games

Loughborough-linked athletes achieved six gold, six silver, nine bronze

Our Offer

Loughborough Lightning

The famous Loughborough Lightning franchise bring world class female sport to campus with its five sports all competing at the highest level. Select from the following sports to find out more.