Football at Loughborough University caters for all with a number of competitive opportunities to represent the AU Club or your IMS Hall. Whether you are footballer with an academy background or a grass roots player there is provision for everyone.
The Loughborough University Performance Football programme is led by UEFA A Licensed Coach Alex Ackerley. Through the programme players can compete for Loughborough University in the National League System as well as in Premier North, the top division for University Football.
The squad competes in the Uhlsport United Counties League Premier Division, the FA Cup, FA Vase and other knockout competitions such as the League and County Cup.
Players within the programme utilise the world class facilities on campus from preseason in July through to the end of the season. Performance squad players receive support through our multi-disciplinary team with dedicated strength & conditioning coaches, physiotherapists, performance analysts and nutritionist.
AU Football Club
We have a strong AU football Club offer at Loughborough University with our four teams competing across the top four tiers of BUCS University Football.
Within the AU club players will train 2-3 times a week with our club coaches as well as external guest coaches, utilising our three floodlit artificial grass facilities including our latest state of the art SIS artificial pitch.
Our Men's AU teams compete in the regular BUCS league season with further fixtures through the BUCS Knockout Competitions. Outside of the BUCS fixtures our teams host friendlies against several external and internal sides including some of the IMS teams on campus.
Fixtures take place on our five performance football pitches around Holywell Sports Complex with select fixtures being hosted on the Loughborough University Stadium pitch with the ground holding a capacity of 3500 spectators.