Loughborough College & Loughborough University
Welcome to Loughborough Sport
Loughborough University is one of the world’s best universities for sport and has been awarded the Times and Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2022
Loughborough’s unparalleled success at the very pinnacle of global sport is based on taking a holistic approach to athlete development. The team within their performance sport environment has a proven track record of developing hundreds of elite-level athletes including Olympic, Paralympic and World Champions across a broad range of sports.
The campus is one of the world’s best integrated sports development environments and has the country’s largest concentration of world-class sports facilities. This includes one of the UK’s largest strength and conditioning gyms, an Olympic size swimming pool and high quality grass and synthetic pitches.
Loughborough’s long history of sporting success spans performance, facilities, expertise and working partnerships, culminating at Tokyo 2020 where Loughborough associated athletes secured 20% of Team GB’s medal haul.
On the academic side, Loughborough College’s award-winning teaching staff deliver high quality programmes which inspire, motivate and create life-changing opportunities for learners. On top of that, we offer a fantastic home at our Ofsted Outstanding Gables accommodation and first-class pastoral and wellbeing support.
In the Heart of England
Loughborough is a vibrant and friendly town in the beating heart of the East Midlands. Its bustling town centre and historic market have seen millions of pounds of investment in recent years and is a perfect place for food, drink, shopping and leisure.
The town is surrounded by lush greenery, scenic woodland walks and historical landmarks and is a mecca for walkers, families, friends, dog walkers and ramblers – the perfect antidote to the social buzz of town.
Recent high-profile names to benefit from the sporting ecosystem include Adam Peaty, Alex Yee, Holly Bradshaw, Thomas Young, and Sophie Hahn. Other international athletes to come through Loughborough’s pathway include England football internationals Ben Chilwell, Jude Bellingham and Steph Houghton, England Netball stars Nat Panagarry and Beth Cobden, and Olympic medallist Keely Hodgkinson.