Elite athlete scheme
Several high calibre athletes are supported through our elite athlete scheme, which provides access to state of the art equipment and expertise.
Teesside University students Jess Round and Jo Wratten, who are both on the Elite Athlete scheme, met Olympic champion Kat Copeland
Elite Athlete Jess Round Teesside University student and Elite Athlete Jess Round (2 mins)
Elite Athlete Jo Wratten Teesside University student and Elite Athlete Jo Wratten (2 mins)
The scheme provides a comprehensive support package which includes, physiological and biomechanical assessment and training support, monitoring of training loads, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy and sports psychology support.
Financial support is also available to enable greater access to training and competition, where appropriate.
Find out more about support offered through the elite athlete scheme
The Elite Athlete scheme is open to athletes at international level, or with exceptional international potential.
Athletes must be enrolled on a full or part-time course at Teesside to qualify.
Applications are limited to athletes competing in sports whose national governing body is affiliated with Sport England. See below for a list of eligible sports
Eligible Sports (word - 1mb)
For more information about the scheme contact Matthew Wright, Sports Development Officer (Elite Sport) on 01642 342267, or email email@example.com.
Future Champions has been designed to support the Tees Valley’s young talented athletes and players participating in regional and national squads.
The programme, for 12-18-year-olds, is a partnership between the University and Tees Valley Sport.
Those on the Future Champions programme receive free or subsidised access to local sports facilities, as well as bespoke physiological testing, strength and conditioning advice and training programmes here at the University. A team of postgraduate Sport and Exercise students provide the selected athletes with specialist support and advice.
More about the Future Champions scheme
Teesside Sport has launched a new initiative focusing on sports with the local infrastructure and performance potential to enable the University to become a leading institution within the sport by providing a high performance environment for athletes.
With professional advice, guidance and supervision, high calibre students are able to get hands-on experience working with athletes. Opportunities are also available for the students to acquire case studies for professional body accreditations and for applied sports and exercise modules.
Our two focus sports are currently women’s football and rowing
Talented athlete scholarship scheme
We support the government funded talented athlete scholarship scheme - a partnership between sport and higher education. It bridges the gap between junior and world-class sporting levels for 16-25 year olds.