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High Performance Programme

The High Performance Programme supports sports teams across UCL who compete at the highest level in the domestic university sport programme, British Universities & Colleges Sport Leagues (BUCS). We offer additional strength and conditioning sessions, physiotherapy and access to performance nutrition workshops and mental skills workshops. To find out more please click here.

If you are a captain or president and would like to apply for the Performance Program 2020-21 please fill out our form here.

High Performance Teams 2019-2020

To see all of our 2019-2020 High Performance Teams, please click here!

Elite Athlete Programme

Our Elite Programme supports our most gifted and talented athletes, we continue to support our dual-career athletes so they can progress at the highest level while studying at UCL, to find out more click here.

Elite Athlete Profiles 2018-2019

Our current elite athletes compete at international or national level across a huge variety of sports. We have asked all our athletes this year to tell us a bit about themselves and their ambitions in their sport. Here are the profiles of 2018-19 Elite Athletes.

Elite Athlete Programme; Spotlight

To be able to compete at national and international level whilst studying at one of the worlds most prestigious universities, you have to be disciplined, talented and an overall high performing person to cope with the demands of sport and academia. We have asked a selection of our athletes to give you an insight into their sport, weekly timetable and how they manage their studies with their sport.


Caiti Maxwell is a Great British fencer, she recently won a bronze medal at the Junior European Championships. Caiti has given us a great insight into her journey so far, click here to find out more!

Helshan Weerasinghe is a British Table Tennis athlete. He has recently been selected for the 2019 World University Games. Helshan is one of our most talented Elite Athletes, click here to see his greatest achievements to date.

Abazz Shayaam-Smith has only been involved in triple jump for 3 years, yet in that time she become UK no.1 and won national championships. Abazz gives us an insight into her training program and lifestyle here

Aidan Roberts has become the Elite Athlete Programme’s first elite rock climber! He has aspirations of achieving Olympic success! Most recently he won a Silver medal at the British University and Colleges Sport Championships in Sheffield. He discusses his route into the sport and his achievements to date here.

Kai Maxted has become an integral part of the league champions Mens Tennis 1st Team. At the age of 18 he has a junior world ranking and aims to be progress onto the pro circuit. Find out more here.

Adam Everett is a Junior World champion. He has also won multiple national level Taekwondo championships. Adam gives us a great account here of how he was introduced to the sport and what other benefits he has gained from competing and training in Taekwondo.

Anna Marshall is an age group British Triathlete, she has big ambitions and hugely passionate about representing Team UCL at this year’s championships. Read all about Anna’s rise to success here.  

Debbie Alawode has won national Weightlifting competitions, she is also studying medicine. Click here to find out more about her training aims and long term objectives.

Hugo Fleming competes in the Modern Pentathlon and Athletics, he is also a first-year PhD student on the Wellcome Neuroscience programme, to find out how Hugo juggles double training sessions and his research programme click here

Phyllida Britton is a national swimming champion. Her timetable is one of the most demanding on the Elite Athlete Programme. Is your timetable as jam packed as hers? Find out here.

To see some of our Alumni Elite Athletes, and their spotlight articles please follow the link.

Failing to prepare..

Are you doing everything you can to ensure you are competing at your full potential? This is an education page in which you will find articles and videos on how best to physically and mentally prepare for the next competition. We look at best methods to prevent injury, top tips to fuel your body before competition, the mental skills required to become a champion and much more.

Team Trials and Pre-season

Take a look at our Trials and Pre-season page for more information about the start of the year.