Performance Football

Loughborough University offers a unique environment to develop in sport whilst gaining a prestigious degree.

Loughborough Students Football Club offers many competitive opportunities, the first team play in the non-league at Step 5 (Uhlsport United Counties Premier Division), FA Cup and Vase as well as the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Northern premier League. In addition to these fixtures LSFC play a number of high profile games against professional clubs including Manchester United, Liverpool and England U18’s.

Each year Loughborough University invests a million pounds in performance sport, and a million pounds in facilities. Thanks to this investment, Director of Football Richard Allen is able to lead a professional programme of coaching and support. 

As a first team squad member you will receive expert coaching, access to our world class facilities, heavily discounted Powerbase gym membership, strength and conditioning training, nutrition, sports science and sports medicine support. Within the programme players also have access to Performance Lifestyle support and our top athletes can apply for scholarships.

Normal Performance Week

A normal week includes;

  • 2-3 Team Training Sessions
  • 2-3 Strength and Conditioning sessions (Individual Specific Programmes)
  • 2-3 Matches (BUCS Northern Premier and United Counties League)
  • Team Video Analysis
  • Massage and Physiotherapy
  • Nutrition Support

Richard Allen

Director of Football

Having joined the University in 2017 from his role as Head of Talent Identification for The FA, Richard Allen, who has also previously held key roles with Tottenham Hotspur and QPR, oversees the full football pathway at Loughborough and aims to drive it forward at a recreational, performance and elite level, overseeing the delivery of international coaching programmes and leading the development of the football workforce of the future.

 

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. 

Harriet Simes

Football Programme Manager

Harriet Simes has joined the University Football Programme following a two year role working with Birmingham City Football Club as Team Operations with the women’s team competing in the Women’s Super League.

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