Sports Scholarships: giving you the support to excel

Sports Scholarships: giving you the support to excel

CU Coventry Sports Scholarships can help you reach your sporting and academic goals. This scheme offers you a support network, enabling you to balance the dual demands of performance sport and academic study.

CU Coventry Sports Scholarships are worth up to £1200 and provide a tailored range of support services including:

  • pre-season screening
  • physiotherapy
  • sports psychology
  • sports nutrition
  • strength and conditioning
  • gym membership
  • performance analysis
  • lifestyle support
  • performance workshops
  • promotional clothing
  • flexible study

My uni boxing coach put me forward for the scholarship in my first year. I used to pay for a nutritionist and a strength and conditioning coach – that’s now free. It’s a weight-training sport, so strength and conditioning is hugely important; I get two sessions a week, and being accountable to someone is really motivating. I have a mentor too. It’s so good to have someone who understands both sides, sport and study.

Jess Barry, Digital and Technology Solutions 2021

Jessica Barry (Christ The King, red) v Colleen Roach (Haringey, blue). Credit: Andy Chubb, England Boxing

Jessica Barry (Christ The King, red) v Colleen Roach (Haringey, blue). Credit: Andy Chubb, England Boxing

Who can apply for a Sports Scholarship?

To be considered for one of these scholarships, you must be:

I heard about the scholarship before I applied, from my basketball coach and a Coventry rep in Bulgaria. I feel honoured to be part of this system, because being a ‘sport scholar’ outside your own country is a huge privilege. The amount of online support provided has been very helpful and encouraging, especially during a pandemic. Your mentors keep in touch with you often; there are core training and mobility stretching classes weekly with our motivational and kind coaches.

Being a Coventry university scholar gives me an extra motivation not just to be a better athlete but to achieve more in life as well.

Valentina Ilieva, Counselling & Integrative Practice, 2021

Valentina Illieva. Credit: @afsbnhoto, Sport Coventry, Student Media Community

Apply online

Please download, complete and return the application form to sportingexcellence.ss@coventry.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is 31st August 2021.

For more information, contact Tom Shakespeare on t.shakespeare@coventry.ac.uk or +44 (0)24 7765 5979.

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