TeamUCL High-Performance Programme is one of our vehicles to achieving our objective to become the best university for sport in London within the next 3 years. This objective is backed by Students' Union UCL's 2018-2021 strategy ‘125 and Beyond’. To help achieve this, the Union has invested in performance support including strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and facilities to improve our competition performance and student-athlete experience. We want our best athletes to reach their performance potential and maximize the success of TeamUCL.

The High Performance Programme is split into two parts: High Performance Teams and Elite Athletes. Please see below for more information.

High Performance Teams

UCL Sports Teams can apply to receive additional support to compete at the highest level of student sport within BUCS and national sporting competitions. Teams will be supported by professional coaching and sport development staff and have priority access to university facilities and services.

The award of High Performance Team status is based on sporting performance and the fulfilment of criteria, which is to be met on an annual basis. High Performance Teams are therefore considered and reviewed annually by the Team UCL Sports Development Team in line with Students' Union UCL's Strategy.

High Performance Team Criteria

Team needs to be competing at the highest level of BUCS (Tier 1 minimum)

A coach is expected to be part of the club in order to supporting the team's culture, performance, well-being and development

Squad members display an exemplary level of commitment

Apply to the High Performance Team Programme

To apply click here. Please note that applications for the 2022/23 academic year will open on June 1st 2022 and close at 23:59 on July 3rd 2022.

Elite Athletes

Each year TeamUCL support a number of athletes competing at the highest level whilst undertaking their studies with UCL. The Elite Athlete Programme aims to support the aspirations of TeamUCL students in achieving National and International success.

You can submit your application here.

Please note that applications for the 2022/23 academic year will open on June 1st 2022 and close on September 11th 2022.

Elite Athlete Programme Support

We offer three levels of support for our elite athletes: Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Gold
✔️ FREE Elite Athlete AKUMA kit
✔️ FREE Bloomsbury Fitness Gym Membership
✔️ Weekly 1-2-1 Strength and Conditioning support with Konrad, our TeamUCL S&C Coach
✔️ 1-2-1 Nutritional support with Sophie, our TeamUCL Health & Performance Nutritionist
✔️ UNLIMITED physiotherapy with our TeamUCL physio, Wayne
✔️ Financial support for training costs and competition costs
✔️ Financial support for EUSA and FISU competitions

Silver
✔️ FREE Elite Athlete AKUMA kit
✔️ FREE Bloomsbury Fitness Gym Membership
✔️ Bi-weekly small group Strength and Conditioning support with Konrad, our TeamUCL S&C Coach
✔️ 1-2-1 Nutritional support with Sophie, our TeamUCL Health & Performance Nutritionist
✔️ UNLIMITED physiotherapy with our TeamUCL physio, Wayne
✔️ Financial support for EUSA and FISU competitions

Bronze
✔️ FREE Elite Athlete AKUMA kit
✔️ FREE Bloomsbury Fitness Gym Membership
✔️ Small group Strength and Conditioning support with Konrad, our TeamUCL S&C Coach
✔️ Nutritional support webinars with Sophie, our TeamUCL Health & Performance Nutritionist
✔️ 3 physiotherapy appointments with our TeamUCL physio, Wayne (injury dependent)
✔️ Financial support for EUSA and FISU competitions

Elite Athlete Programme Criteria

National or senior level.

Or National or international age group level.

And/Or Semi-professional or professional at your sport.

Meet our Elite Athletes

We currently have Elite Athletes across a wide variety of disciplines, most of who compete at international level. You can read about them here.

Previous Elite Athletes

Previous TeamUCL Elite Athletes have gone on to achieve some amazing things!

For more information regarding our High Performance Programmes please contact teamucl@ucl.ac.uk.