Performance sport

We offer unrivalled support for our top athletes creating a performance offer designed to maximise team and individual performance.

Our performance programmes are led by expert coaching staff who are constantly striving to improve both individual and team performance and supported by a wide range of skilled support services. Each sport is looking to succeed in BUCS – a national sporting competition for UK universities and colleges, as well as national and international competitions to aid an athlete’s sporting development.

Loughborough University Performance Sport

Our performance athletes and staff provide an insight into the facilities and services they use on a day to day basis.

At Loughborough Sport, we we support Performance Programmes in the following sports:

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rugby Union
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Wheelchair Basketball

Performance support

Our Performance Support team have been instrumental in previous successes both at the University and externally, helping to win national and international competitions in a large number of sports, including at Olympic and Paralympic level.

Based within our Performance Centre, our facilities include one of the country’s largest and most-equipped strength and conditioning gyms, a performance laboratory, a sports medicine and physiotherapy clinic, and an exclusive Athlete’s Lounge to create an outstanding performance environment for our athletes.

We provide unrivalled performance support and expertise to our teams and athletes in the following areas:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Physiotherapy
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Performance analysis
  • Sport and performance psychology
  • Performance lifestyle support

Through our Performance Lifestyle team, we can also provide the academic flexibility to help our student athletes balance the demands of competing at the highest levels whilst studying.

Performance Programme at Loughborough

Take a look at the below video of our Women’s Hockey Performance Programme at Loughborough to understand what life within our Performance Programmes is like.


Performance programme members receive thousands of pounds worth of support, incorporating coaching, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, sports science, nutrition, psychology, lifestyle and academic flexibility. In addition to this incredible support, we do offer sport scholarships providing direct financial support.