The Elite Sports Performance Programme (ESPP) was created to allow super talented athletes to continue studying whilst training and competing to the highest level.
As you might of guessed by the title, you’ve got to be the best of the best to be selected. You can be competing in any sport, but need to showcase that you are performing at a high county, national or international level.
The Benefits: There is a rigorous application process you have to complete. But, if you’re accepted on to the programme, you’ll be loving life with the following benefits:
- Sports Scholarship Funding: You can apply for scholarship funding that will give you financial help towards training costs, transport and essential equipment
- Free use of sports facilities and gym*
- Free fitness programme
- Free ESPP kit
- University workshops at top sports institutions
- Dedicated Sport Science Support Officer
- Physiotherapy, sports massage and rehabilitation services
*For students at Stafford College gym facilities are delivered in partnership with iMotion Gym.
Talented Athlete Programme: In partnership with the University of Derby, you can join our Talented Athlete Programme if you’re competing at county level or above. You’ll receive FREE strength and conditioning sessions, support with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, nutrition advice and lots more. To top it off, you could be in with a chance of gaining a scholarship to study at the University of Derby.