Para sport

Our vision is to create life-shaping opportunities through the development of an inspirational and inclusive Para sport offer.

Loughborough University is home to one of the largest multi-sport communities of Para athletes within a Higher Education Institution in the UK and are renowned as a world leader in sport. One thing we’re incredibly proud of is how broad and inclusive our sports offer is so whatever level you’re at or whatever your interest, find out more and get involved.

Loughborough's Para sport offer

There are so many opportunities available for everyone to be involved at Loughborough.

Performance Para sport

Loughborough University operates an integrated model whereby athletes with and without disabilities train alongside each other and benefit from coaching and support services. Performance programmes for Para sports at Loughborough currently include: Para-Athletics, Para-Badminton, Para-Cycling, Para-Swimming, Para-Triathlon and Wheelchair Basketball. Scholarships are available to Para athletes who show outstanding potential in addition to a number of integrated performance support services including strength and conditioning, performance lifestyle, nutrition and physiotherapy.

Get involved with Para sport

Students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to join any of the Athletic Union clubs, societies or My Lifestyle activities which include Wheelchair Basketball and Boccia. Both the Holywell Fitness Centre and Powerbase Gym are accessible facilities that cater for all abilities and our fitness instructors are used to working with gym members of all levels - from Paralympians to recreational gym users. We also offer a broad range of volunteering opportunities in Para sport which are open to all students.