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

2019 QS World University Rankings by subject

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

League Winners and Grand Finalists 2017

12 of Team GB's 67 medals

at the Rio Olympic Games were won by Loughborough Athletes

10th in the 2016 Paralympic Games

if Loughborough was a country

Loughborough Lightning

The Loughborough Lightning franchise brings world class female sport to campus with its three squads. This is your chance to come and support us at our fantastic, family friendly events.

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