Athlete Performance Programme

Athlete Performance Programme

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The University of Cambridge Athlete Performance Programme (UCAPP) has been established to offer high performance athletes at undergraduate or postgraduate level the opportunity of a professional and coordinated support services network in order to improve their performance as a sports athlete. This programme has been set up thanks to the kind generosity of Mark Hanson (Girton 1985) who was a Modern Pentathlete during his time at Cambridge.

This programme aims to provide core services that any high performance athlete would benefit from including: lifestyle management, physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, nutritional advice, sports psychology support and gym membership.

Any athlete selected for national level teams or training squads (including individual events/competitions) will be eligible to apply for this fantastic programme.

How to give to the Athlete Performance Programme

Please contact Derek Wilson at the Development Office if you would like further information about the scheme or if you would like to discuss your philanthropic goals.

Derek Wilson

Senior Associate Director — Sports, Clubs and Societies

+44 (0)1223 330015 or mobile: +44 (0)7710 376604

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How to apply for the UCAPP

We would like to support more students with their sporting ambitions, please get in touch if you would like to apply for UCAPP. See more information and details of how to apply

Our mission is to support students, staff and the wider community in pursuit of their health and wellbeing, and talented student-athletes in their competitive and high-performance sporting ambitions.

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To support the next generation of Cambridge students embarking upon a dual career, the University of Cambridge Athlete Performance Programme (UCAPP) is helping to expand the roster of world-class athletes who shaped their sporting career while studying at Cambridge.