Sports tours and training camps

Centrally located in the heart of England, Loughborough University and Leicestershire is one of the UK’s premier locations for sport and the ideal destination for a sports tour. Combine high performance training sessions, master classes, sport science workshops and cultural excursions - at the best sporting university in the world.

Our team are highly experienced in creating the sports tour that best suits your group. We welcome UK based and overseas groups and can organise everything from your flights, training sessions and accommodation to make your stay in Loughborough seamless from start to finish. 

Hosting Elite Sport during Covid-19

Loughborough University is a recognised Elite Training Centre with one of the largest concentrations of world-class sports facilities in the UK. We are fully compliant with Government regulations to host elite sport training camps and competitions.

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Elite Athlete Centre at dusk

Accommodation

Ranging from halls of residence to our state-of-the-art Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel

Meals

Fully inclusive package throughout your stay

World class facilities

Immerse your team within our world class sporting environment

Sport science workshops

Including physiology, nutrition, psychology, performance analysis and performance lifestyle

netball masterclass

Sports masterclasses

From our world class coaches, players and athletes

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Cultural excursions

To some of the UK's top sporting and cultural sites

sports subjects

Best sporting university

Number 1 in the world for sport related subjects

liaison officer

English speaking liason officer

To support your group throughout your stay with us

fixtures

Fixtures

Against local and regional opposition

Chelsea FC

The event ran fantastically well and all the guys there were really helpful. We would definitely like to use the facility again. Can you please pass on my thanks to everyone concerned and we look forward to working with you in the future

Chelsea Football Club

We had and outstanding week on campus: - 34 pupils and 5 staff dedicating their time - 13 hours of training - S&C and Sprint sessions at Powerbase and National Performance Institute - Seminars in Nutrition, Culture and Psychology - Fuelling food from the Elite Athlete Centre. We feel fully prepared for the season ahead.

St John's Football Club

Basketball

basketball on the court

‌‌‌We have hosted a range of national teams, professional clubs and schools in addition to working in partnership with Leicester Riders Basketball Club.  

Our facilities include:

  • Total of six basketball courts
  • Two gyms
  • Swimming pool
  • Studio space
  • High Performance Athletics Centre
  • Access to wheelchairs for wheelchair basketball

Additional services include: 

  • Coaching delivered by Basketball England qualified coaches
  • Masterclasses with professionals from within our extensive basketball network
  • Visits to professional basketball training sessions
  • Workshops delivered by experts within the game with a wealth of knowledge
  • CPD opportunities for coaches and practicioners
  • Group tickets to professional basketball games
  • Fixtures against local opposition
  • Leicester Riders match and player experiences

 

Cricket

cricket

‌‌‌Home to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), we have hosted a range of national teams, professional clubs and schools.  Loughborough University is also home to Loughborough Lightning women's cricket team who play within the Kia Super League.

Our facilities include:

  • Two cricket pitches
  • National Cricket Centre with indoor hall
  • Indoor and outdoor bowling nets
  • Two gyms
  • Swimming pool
  • Studio space
  • Three sports halls
  • High Performance Athletics Centre

Additional services include: 

  • Coaching delivered by ECB qualified coaches
  • Masterclasses with professionals from within our extensive cricket network
  • Visits to county cricket academies
  • Workshops delivered by experts within the game with a wealth of knowledge
  • CPD opportunities for coaches and practicioners
  • Cultural excusions to cricket grounds and fixtures around the UK
  • Fixtures against local opposition
  • Loughborough Lightning match and player experiences

 

Football

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‌‌‌We have hosted a range of national football teams, professional clubs and schools in addition to working regularly with key partners such as Premier League and the Football Association.

Our facilities include:

  • Extensive range of grass and artificial pitches
  • Stadium with a capacity of 3500
  • Two gyms
  • Swimming pool
  • Studio space
  • Three sports halls- ideal for futsal

Additional services include: 

  • Coaching delivered by UEFA qualified coaches
  • Masterclasses with professionals from within our extensive football network
  • Visits to professional football academies
  • Workshops delivered by experts within the game with a wealth of knowledge
  • CPD opportunities for coaches and practicioners
  • Group tickets to Premier League and English Football League games
  • Guided tours of Premier League stadiums, St George's Park and Wembley Stadium
  • Fixtures against local opposition

Hockey

Hockey match taking place

‌We are a proud partner of the Federation of International Hockey (FIH) in addition to hosting multiple national teams, clubs and schools.  Our student hockey teams and amongst the most successful academic institutions in the country with multi alumni having graduation into international representation at senior level. 

Our facilities include:

  • Water based hockey pitch
  • Sand dressed hockey pitch
  • Two gyms
  • Swimming pool
  • Studio space
  • Three sports halls- which can be used for indoor hockey
  • High Performance Athletics Centre

Additional services include: 

  • Coaching delivered by England Hockey qualified coaches
  • Masterclasses with professionals from within our extensive hockey network
  • Workshops delivered by experts within the game with a wealth of knowledge
  • CPD opportunities for coaches and practicioners
  • Fixtures against local opposition

Rugby

women's rugby

‌‌‌We have hosted a range of national rugby teams, professional clubs and schools in addition to working regularly with key clients such as Women's Rugby Football Union (WRFU), England Rugby (RFU).  We are also proud to have been an official preparation camp for the Rugby Union World Cup in 2015 and host to England Rugby League during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup. Loughborough University is also home to Loughborough Lightning women's rugby team who play within the Tyrrel's Premier 15s.

Our facilities include:

  • Extensive range of grass and artificial pitches
  • Stadium with a capacity of 3500
  • Two gyms
  • Swimming pool
  • Studio space
  • Three sports halls
  • High Performance Athletics Centre

Additional services include: 

  • Coaching delivered by RFU qualified coaches
  • Masterclasses with professionals from within our extensive rugby network
  • Visits to professional rugby academies
  • Workshops delivered by experts within the game with a wealth of knowledge
  • CPD opportunities for coaches and practicioners
  • Group tickets to professional rugby games
  • Guided tours of Premiership rugby stadiums and Twickenham, home to England Rugby
  • Fixtures against local opposition
  • Loughborough Lightning match and player experiences

Netball

Smiling children during netball camp

We are proud to be the home of England Netball and our very own Loughborough Lightning netball team who play in the Super League. We have hosted a range of netball teams, clubs and schools here at Loughborough.

Our facilities include:

  • Total of six netball courts
  • Two gyms
  • Swimming pool
  • Studio space
  • High Performance Athletics Centre

Additional services include: 

  • Coaching delivered by England Netball qualified coaches
  • Masterclasses with Loughborough Lightning coaches and players
  • Workshops delivered by experts within the game with a wealth of knowledge
  • CPD opportunities for coaches and practicioners
  • Group tickets to netball games
  • Fixtures against local opposition
  • Loughborough Lightning match and player experiences

Tennis

the Tennis Centre at Loughborough University

‌‌‌Our tennis facilities are world class and we are proud to host the LTA National Academy.  Additionally we have hosted multiple ATP tennis events in additional to overseas players and teams.   

Our facilities include:

  • Eight indoor tennis courts
  • Three outdoor acrylic tennis courts
  • Two gyms
  • Swimming pool
  • Studio space
  • Three sports halls
  • High Performance Athletics Centre

Additional services include: 

  • Coaching delivered by LTA qualified coaches
  • Master classes with professionals from within our extensive tennis network
  • Workshops delivered by experts within the game with a wealth of knowledge
  • CPD opportunities for coaches and practicioners
  • Cultural excisions to tennis grounds and fixtures around the UK (subject to dates)
  • Coaching certificate courses available

 

Other

Athletics Centre at Loughborough University

We can host a range of single and multi sport tours within our world class facilities including athletics, swimming, lacrosse, badminton, triathlon and others.  Please fill in the form at the bottom of the page for more information.

Our facilities include:

  • High Performance Athletics Centre- National performance for British Swimming
  • Olympic sized swimming pool- National training centre for British Swimming
  • Two gyms
  • Studio space
  • Three sports halls
  • Three 3G sports turfs
  • Multiple grass pitches

Additional services include: 

  • Coaching delivered by qualified coaches
  • Master classes with professionals from within our extensive sporting network
  • Workshops delivered by experts within sport with a wealth of knowledge
  • CPD opportunities for coaches and practicioners
  • Cultural excursions to sports grounds and fixtures around the UK
  • Fixtures against local opposition
  • Elite athlete experiences

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