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Performance Sports

The Sports Performance Programme at the University of Southampton provides a full package of strength and conditioning support for high level athletes from a range of sports.

The Sports Bursary and TASS athletes have exclusive access to our strength and conditioning coaches, as well as the University's Sports Performance facility for training sessions as part of their funding and support. The strength and conditioning rooms are fully equipped with a large selection of free weights and Olympic lifting platforms, as well as conditioning equipment and other sports specific training equipment.

 The aim of the Sports Performance Centre is:

 We are currently involved with:

Our coaches are UKSCA accredited with a minimum of three years' experience developing athletes of county, regional and national standards.

The Strength and Conditioning coaching at the University of Southampton has been invaluable in helping me reach my full potential as an elite athlete

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)


The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) is a government funded programme that represents a unique partnership between talented young athletes, National Governing bodies of Sport and the Higher and Further Education Sector. Visit the TASS website for more information.

Focus Sports

As well as providing strength and conditioning training for our individual elite athletes, the sports performance coaching staff also run strength and conditioning sessions for the University's sports teams. The staff programme and coach sports specific strength and conditioning sessions throughout the academic year for those sports teams that are selected by the AU to take part in the programme

The all-rounded support I received from the bursary team has taken me from being an aspiring athlete to becoming National Champion.

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