Support staff are committed to ensuring that each member of the Performance Squad receives the support they require to achieve their sporting and academic potential.
Meet The Squad
Our VC Scholars receive a scholarship from the University for their exceptional sporting talent. The award is given to students who receive international honours, at least at junior level. VC Scholars have access to a full range of services with the Performance Sport Team.
The Maroon Scholar athletes are nominated across our four key sports; Boat, Hockey, Men’s Rugby and Tennis. In these sports we employ head coaches, who have a huge amount of expertise both technically and in developing young athletes within a University environment.
Applications for 2021 entry are open now until 10 am on Monday 1 March 2021. You can find further details, terms and conditions and apply online here.
Alumni profile: Eboni Beckford-Chambers
30 year old Eboni (pictured above left) plays goal keeper (GK) for the England Netball Team. She's also a trainee solicitor.
"I started my training contract in September and I do that on a Monday to Friday. "I fit my training around my job, so in the morning in the gym I do weights, and then afterwards I do a technical session. "Then I come into the England programme and join the girls in and around test series. "It is pretty hectic but I really enjoy the challenge."
"I'm in such a supportive firm and they really embrace it. "They both require a lot of attention to detail, a lot of drive and determination. Also lots of learning. "In law I'm learning, as I'm trying to progress and qualify, but I'm this arena as well - everyone's getting fitter, stronger, leaner and faster. "It's two environments that really challenge me."
Alumni profile: Ellie Hillier, Lacrosse, studying Geography.
"The Performance Squad provides a platform through which to share experiences in the demands of combining university life with elite level sport as well as meticulous support in physical and mental preparation to ensure each athlete achieves the success they dream of".
High performers triumph at Rio 2016 Olympics
- Georgie Twigg becomes double Olympic medal winner
- Alumnus Hannah Mills nets a sailing gold in Rio
- Rugby 7s captain Tom secures a silver
Our partners and sponsors
Many thanks for continued support of our partners and sponsors of the Performance Squad.
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Contact our coaches
If you have any questions for our Head Coaches, please get in touch.