Focus Team Programme

Supporting high performance teams.

The focus team programme has been created to support teams who have clear performance ambitions within their competitions. Focus teams and their players will benefit from a support network to them help achieve their performance goals.


Teams looking to apply to be part of the Focus Team Programme must:

  • Be a minimum of Tier 1 or equivalent depending on the sport
  • Have no formal disciplinary complaints
  • Have a coach and committee who support the teams culture, performance, wellbeing and development
  • Have squad members who display an outstanding level of commitment
  • Be financially sustainable
  • Have completed CSDP 23/24
  • Have clear performance goals
  • Be performance focused

Teams must meet the essential criteria outlined above, however meeting this criteria does not guarantee teams will be awarded Focus Team Status. Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be at the discretion of the department.

Applications deadline for the 2023/24 academic year are closed

  • Access to performance development workshops
  • Opportunity for Strength & Conditioning Support: Level of support dependent on commitment levels
  • Training sessions: Opportunity for extra training sessions for pre-season
  • Discounted gym access: Discounted Qmotion Sport & Fitness Centre Membership
  • Logistics support: Help with BUCS entries, admin, and travel arrangements
  • Publicity: Extra publicity around the team e.g. social media and dedicated webpage
  • Student athlete recruitment opportunities
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QMBL Women’s Fencing
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BL Women’s Hockey
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Applications for the 2023/2024 academic year are closed

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