Performance Sport opportunities

We're committed to attracting and developing dedicated young athletes in a range of sports. We run performance squads in a number of disciplines, and provide some amazing opportunities and benefits to enrolled competitors.

Performance squads

Our performance squads have been strategically selected to allow us to support a range of high performing student athletes in meeting their potential. Students in our performance squads receive access to a variety of services including:

  • specialist coaching from some of the leading practitioners in their sports
  • pre-season programme in August / September (start week is sport specific)
  • weekly strength and conditioning coaching in NTU’s high performance centre
  • access to weekly triage, prehab and rehab physiotherapy in our designated physiotherapy facilities at Clifton and City campuses
  • sport specific nutrition and psychology guidance
  • all transport and accommodation costs to BUCS fixtures / competitions

Performance squads are:

  • Basketball (Men's & Women's)
  • Canoe
  • Equestrian
  • Football (Men's & Women's)
  • Hockey (Men's & Women's)
  • Lacrosse (Men's & Women's)
  • Netball
  • Table Tennis
  • Rugby Union
  • Squash
  • Swimming (in partnership with NOVA centurion)

Performance sport support

We provide our performance squads and sport scholars with a variety of support tailored to their individual needs and requirements.

The support service programme is made up of:

  • strength and conditioning provided by Sport 981
  • physiotherapy / sport therapy, lead by our Head of Physiotherapy Mike Whichello
  • our growing psychology programme, delivered in partnership with the university’s sport science department
  • our nutrition programme, which provides our athletes with one-to-one guidance regarding appropriate diet and supplementation
  • lifestyle support and guidance, both on a group and one-to-one basis overseen by our sport scholarship team

In the past 10 years NTU have made significant strides up the BUCS league table and are now ranked in the top 15 in the U.K

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NTU Sport
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