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National Cricket Performance CentreLoughborough University’s sports facilities are second to none in the UK. Some of the indoor centres newly built on campus, are the national training bases for a number of sports as a result of the English Institute of Sport development. Loughborough’s students benefit from access to these state-of-the-art facilities and the coaches they attract.


Cricket is central to what Loughborough is trying to achieve in terms of maximising young people’s potential, and at the same time assisting sports such as Cricket to benefit from the cutting edge sports science that Loughborough is renowned for.


At Loughborough you will find everything that can assist the aspiring young player to develop his or her game. The very best coaches, fitness trainers and sports science and medicine support teams benefit from excellent facilities, including:


Perhaps one of the biggest draws of Loughborough University is the ‘buzz’ that emanates from the sports buildings and its young sports stars. In addition to the above facilities, specifically utilised by Loughborough MCCU as part of its core Cricket Programme, the following facilities are also available to all Loughborough Students, and are occasionally used by the MCCU squad for cross training where appropriate, or for recreation:


Olympic sized Swimming Pool

Loughborough’s new £7million state-of-the-art Olympic-sized swimming pool is now open. One of the new English Institute of Sport facilities at Loughborough, the 50m pool can be divided into two 25m pools and the depth of water can be varied. For elite swimmers the pool has many of the ‘fast water’ features associated with the most advanced facilities of this type.


Athletics High Performance Centre

The impressive new Athletics High Performance Centre will be open from May 2003 and contains an indoor 120m ‘straight’ track and a field events area. This will be one of UK Athletics’ most advanced training venues and will also be utilised by Loughborough Students.



Regional Hockey Academy

Loughborough’s water based pitch is complete and Loughborough teams now enjoy playing competitive matches, including their National League fixtures, on the new surface. The associated new pavilion is due to be finished this year.



Regional Tennis Centre Completed in November 2002, the impressive new tennis centre has four acrylic indoor courts with six associated outdoor courts, and are in addition to Loughborough’s existing indoor and outdoor tennis provision.



Badminton/Netball Centre

Work started in May 2002 to provide a purpose built four court centre for badminton, and a dedicated indoor netball centre in two juxtaposed buildings. Both centres have additional flexible space and full support facilities for the national squads which will be based here, alongside student use.




The EIS Performance Centre

The English Institute of Sport, Loughborough Performance Centre will emerge from the refurbishment of the old PE Centre and will house state-of-the-art facilities for sports science, sports medicine and conditioning for elite sports performers. This centre will open in Autumn 2003 coinciding with the National Cricket Academy squad being based on the Loughborough campus.