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.
Meet our Performance Squad
Our VC Athletes have received a scholarship from the University for demonstrating exceptional sporting talent outside of their field of academic study, to support them in their continued development as a dual-career Student Athlete at Bristol.
Our Maroon Scholar Athletes have been nominated by Head Coaches for displaying exceptional potential in one of four key sports; Boat, Hockey, Men’s Rugby and Tennis. Maroon Athletes receive additional support from our team of coaches.
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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.
Our partners and sponsors
Many thanks for continued support of our partners and sponsors of the Performance Squad.