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Performance sport

Our performance sports enable you to excel, develop and represent BU in competitive sport.

Our teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sports competition for inter-university sport between 165 universities throughout the UK. We are currently ranked 30th – and aim to be in the top 20 by 2018.

There are currently 19 performance sports at BU with more than 40 teams – plus numerous individual disciplines. Our teams are supported by partnerships with local professional and semi-professional clubs, enabling our athletes to use high-quality facilities and gain top-level experience.

Each team has a level two (or higher) qualified coach for sport-specific training, with additional free access to fitness and physical development training. All our teams, associate teams and individual athletes are supported by our Sport Development Unit.

As a BU Performance Sport athlete you’ll benefit from access to a range of services to support your development including fitness testing, strength and conditioning, massage and chiropractic support.

To help us achieve our goal of being in the BUCS top 20, we have identified three focus sports – golf, tennis and volleyball. These sports receive extensive investment, coaching, training, competitive opportunities and additional benefits to enable our athletes to compete with the very best in the UK and achieve their individual sporting potential.