Performance Squad

Our Performance Squad is made up of our Vice-Chancellor's Scholars and Maroon Scholarship Athletes and represents our most-talented students who are pursuing a dual career at Bristol by displaying sporting excellence alongside their studies. 

Our Performance Staff are committed to ensuring that each member of the Squad receives the individualised support and development plans that they need in order to achieve both their sporting and academic potential.

Being in the Performance Squad has been the catalyst for my growth as an athlete but also as a person. The experiences you share and the guidance you receive are invaluable when looking to compete at the highest level whilst studying full time.

Rob Davies (Geophysics), VC Scholar, Boat

Meet our Performance Squad

Download our Performance Squad brochure

performance sport brochure (PDF, 2,675kB)

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".

Contact our coaches

If you have any questions for our Head Coaches, please get in touch.

Rowing - Edward Bloomfield
University of Bristol Boat Club

Rugby - Joe Goodman
University of Bristol Men's Rugby Club

Hockey - Ben Dudley
University of Bristol Hockey Club

Tennis - Ali Blackett
University of Bristol Tennis Club

Our partners and sponsors

Many thanks for continued support of our partners and sponsors of the Performance Squad.

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