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
Elite Athlete Programme
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: Bronze, Silver and Gold. All levels receive free membership with Bloomsbury Fitness, unlimited physiotherapy, strength and conditioning coaching, TeamUCL sports kit, and financial support for attendance to English Universities and World University Games.
- 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 [email protected]