Performance Sport Team
Find out more about NTU's Performance Sport team.
James Hayter, Director of Sport
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 3902
Strategic lead for all aspects of sport and active lifestyles at NTU.
Chris Campbell, Head of Performance Sport
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 3960
Responsible for all areas of the performance and scholarship programmes and responsible for the programmes strategic direction.
Melanie Wells, Sport Scholarship Manager
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 3467
Melanie is Sport Scholarship Manager at NTU with responsibility for programme strategy; overseeing support services for NTU's talented athletes including sport psychology, sports nutrition and performance lifestyle coaching
Tom Armstrong, Coaching And Competition Manager
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 6381
Tom has been Coaching and Competition Manager at NTU since 2016 a role that includes multiple responsibilities and remits.
Sophie Lewis, Sports Coordinator
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 3837
Sophie is Sports Coordinator for competitions at NTU responsible for coordinating the delivery of NTU's participation in British Universities and Colleges Sport
Michael Whichello, Head of Physiotherapy
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 3753
Mike is the Head of Physiotherapy at NTU sport, overseeing the delivery of Physiotherapy to performance sports athletes, competing across the broad range of sports.
Daniel Corlett, Sports Pathway Development Officer
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 3067
Daniel Corlett is Head Coach for Women's Football, responsible for leading on recruitment, selection, development and deployment of female athletes across all levels of the Women's Football program.
David Ross, Head of Rugby
David is Head of Rugby with specific focus on the performance programme
Colin Clarke, Head of Hockey
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 3358
Colin Clarke is Head of Hockey and oversees 10 hockey squads competing on a weekly basis in BUCS as well as 6 squads who compete regionally at weekends.
Louise Hopkin, Head of Netball
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 6396
Louise is the Head of NTU Netball.
Sam Patterson, Head of Lacrosse
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 6393
Sam is the Head Lacrosse at NTU, he oversees the three men’s and three women's teams that compete in BUCS as well as the two development teams.
Greg Mairs, Lead Coach - Badminton
Greg is the Head Badminton Coach at NTU.
Callum Chivers, Head Coach - Tennis
Callum is the Head Coach of NTU Tennis.
Daniel Higgon, Fitness Instructor
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 4140
Daniel has a degree in BSc in Sports Performance Coaching and has had tenures as a full-time Performance Head Coach in Swimming. He specialises in mobilisation, stabilisation and strength training, using data to drive areas that require improvement while maintaining overall athleticism. Daniel’s favourite exercises are Deadlifts and Bent Over Row.
Niall Carson, Fitness Instructor
Niall has a degree in BSc Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation and over 6 years’ experience within the fitness industry. Niall is an approachable fitness instructor specialising in strength and power training, sport specific performance, increasing muscle mass, and conditioning including prehabilitation. He enjoys playing Basketball at a competitive level and his favourite exercises are Squats and Deadlifts.
Paul Taylor, Fitness Instructor
Direct line: +44 (0)115 848 2305
Paul has 15 years of experience in the fitness industry as an Instructor and Personal Trainer. He is a corrective exercise specialist, who pinpoints muscle dysfunctions and helps improve posture and human movement performance for sport. Other qualifications include Strength and Conditioning, MMA fitness, Spin, Nutrition and Holistic Meditation and Relaxation. Paul has a background in Athletics and Thai Boxing, but now enjoys Mountain Biking and staying active. His favourite exercises include overhead press and bodyweight exercises.