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Who can apply?

The programme is open to prospective and current students that are competing at a senior, national or international level within their sport. We have approximately 30 members of the squad each year.

What we offer

We will offer you a number of benefits including:

  • Free Active Plus sports membership for the year.
  • Specialist Strength and Conditioning coaching/facilities.
  • Nutritional and Sports Psychology services.
  • Personalised athlete development plan.
  • Year-round support from the team.
  • Annual Squad residential and events throughout the year.
  • Financilal support bursaries available to go towards training and competition costs (on application).

Before I came to university I had never touched a Water Polo ball. In my second year I decided to try a new sport, and in my third year I ventured into goalkeeping, with things taking off from there. In my final year I was lucky enough to become a member of the Performance Squad and I have had my best season ever, successfully competing at the top level of National League and the British championships. The performance program offers such a wide variety of support to prepare you for competition both physically and mentally.

Laura Fitzharris, Water Polo

Got any questions?

Contact Performance Sport Manager Matt Paine via