Performance Team Programme

Sport Liverpool grant a number of our first teams with Performance Team status and these teams are used to fly the flag for The University of Liverpool in regards to sporting excellence.

Teams should be competing in BUCS leagues 1A or higher, have an exemplary disciplinary record and have squad members committed to competing within an elite sporting set up. Each member signs a code of conduct and coaches work with the Sport Development Officer for Performance to ensure consistency in training and match attendance.

After receiving joint applications from 1st teams within the same club, three clubs and three separate 1st teams have been selected for 2017-2018 as we look to improve our BUCS ranking by placing higher in leagues and challenging for Trophy titles.

In addition to the provision each club already get, we will support these teams where we see fit with an additional coaching budget, a strength and conditioning programme delivered from our new Vine Court suite with our Strength & Conditioning Coach Dr. Phil Hewitt PhD CSCS ASCC and also granting access to a range of support from our Sport Liverpool partners including physiotherapy and psychology. This help is provided to maximise the team’s sporting potential.

After receiving joint applications from 1st teams within the same club, three clubs and three 1st teams have been selected for 2017-2018 as we look to improve our BUCS ranking by placing higher in leagues and challenging for Trophy titles.

Selected Performance Teams

The successful teams for 2017-18 are:

Water Polo Squad 

Being extremely worthy winners of both club of the year and coach of the year at the end of the 16/17 season, both men and women performed incredibly last season, with both winning 1A and reaching the latter stages of the Trophy competition (men lost in a penalty shootout in the semi-final) Unfortunately both teams lost their respective play-offs for the premier league and their aim this year will be promotion.

Volleyball Squad

A joint mixed application from the volleyball club highlighted the ambition in both 1st teams to improve on their middle of 1A standings in recent years, and the men exceeded all expectations in 16/17 by winning 1A and reaching the semi-final of the Trophy competition, with the women finishing strongly in 1A also. The men beach volleyball duo also came third in in the first ever BUCS nationals event in June!

Fencing Squad

Top team recipients after an incredible unbeaten back to back double promotion to the premier league shows women’s fencing going from strength to strength. Unluckily losing in the Trophy final in Bath the girls, who feature a number of international fencers will be hoping to make amends by finishing high in the premier league in 17/18. The men’s side will be looking to gain on their 3rd place finish last season with some new additions to their side for next season.

Netball 1st team 

A consistent team in the top of 1A over the past number of years, the 16-17 season was tough for the team due to a number of long term injuries. With a number of players involved in super leagues teams or development teams the standard in the first team will continue to be high next season.

Riding 1st team 

A double National Championship and Trophy win for riding’s first and second team in 15/16 ensured the club had set the bar high for 16/17 and they didn’t disappoint with another first in BUCS equestrian winning back to back trophy competitions and a 4th place finish for the 1st team in the Championship.

Women’s Hockey 1st team 

A consistent team in 1A, women’s hockey will be looking to push for the league and trophy double this year with the help of their coach, England Hockey Performance Coach Phil Capper. Their Saturday team competes in North hockey league North West Division, giving players a chance to play more competitive games. 

 

If you require any further information about our Performance Team Programme please get in touch with Danielle Farrell: dfarrell@liverpool.ac.uk or 01517944126