As part of the University of Sunderland’s continued development of services that it can offer elite athletes during their time at university, the Institute of Sport has implemented and grown the Elite Athlete Scheme.
The Team Sunderland Elite Athlete Scheme exists for student athletes performing at an advanced level, providing financial support and opportunities for personal development.
We help students striving to fulfil their athletic potential whilst studying at our institution; providing specialist sport science support, mentoring, sport massage and physiotherapy as well as nutritional advice, lifestyle management and strength and conditioning. Financial contributions are provided to assist with fees associated with competing such as travel and accommodation.
Take a look at our Elite Athlete Class of 2021-22 and how they have been supported through the scheme over the past year: Elite Athlete flyer
Alongside the eligiblity critiera, once you are a member of Team Sunderland as an Elite Athlete we have some conditions you will need to continually meet: