Performance Football

Our men’s performance programme provides talented footballers with the opportunity to pursue a dual career, develop on and off pitch in our hybrid high performance environment.

Loughborough Students Football Club provides numerous competitive opportunities. The first team competes in non-league Step 4 (Uhlsport United Counties Premier Division), FA Cup, and FA Vase matches, offering a high level of competition that will truly challenge you.

Loughborough Students also participate in British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) competitions.

The university continually invests in its performance football programme, which is evident in facilities like our 3,500-capacity stadium and pitch complex. Performance squad members utilise these outstanding facilities and make the stadium pitch their home.

Players receive tailored coaching, access to elite facilities, strength and conditioning programmes, and support in nutrition, psychology, sport science, medicine, and performance lifestyle. Certain athletes may also receive scholarships awarded by head coach Jamie Clapham.

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Performance week

In a typical week, Loughborough Students players can expect to participate in 2-3 team training sessions alongside 2-3 individual-specific strength and conditioning sessions.

The team will play 2-3 matches, competing in the BUCS Northern Premier and United Counties League.

Additionally, players will be involved in team video analysis sessions and receive massage and physiotherapy as needed. Nutrition support is also provided to ensure players maintain optimal performance.

Jamie Clapham

Jamie Clapham

Head Coach

A Pro-licensed Coach, Jamie has joined the University following roles with England U20s, Leeds United, Barnsley FC and Coventry City. This followed an illustrious playing career spanning over 500 professional appearances. 

Mat Stock

Football Programme Manager

Mat re-joins the Loughborough University Football Programme after two years working as PDP Player Care Officer at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC. Mat has experience of the University Football Programme Landscape in addition to knowledge of the Pro Game environment. Further roles include working for England 2015 and IMG as Deputy Commercial Venue Manager at Kingsholm during the England Rugby World Cup. Mat is a UEFA B Qualified coach, working with Lightning Partner Club Loughborough Foxes, further qualification include; GK Level 2, Talent ID Level 2.

Prospective Students

If you are interested in joining Loughborough University Football Teams please fill in the form below to the best of your knowledge.

The application forms are regularly monitored and someone from the football programme will look to respond to you as soon as possible.

Register your interest