About Loughborough MCCU

Loughborough University has a long tradition and world renown for its role in the development of sporting excellence, and is a key site for the evolving English Institute of Sport. The University is also the site for the National Cricket Performance Centre. Loughborough combines high standard education, research and facility provision for a wide range of sports and individual performers. The unique range of facilities, expertise and commitment, which come together on the Loughborough campus, clearly benefit individual sports and their high performance squads. As one of Loughborough’s priority sports, Cricket benefits from this wide ranging, but integrated, provision for academic and sporting excellence.

Loughborough Mens 's MCCU 2011

Funded by the MCC, Loughborough MCCU is recognised as being a major success, becoming the most successful Centre of Excellence both in terms of on-field results over recent years, but more importantly in terms of developing young Cricket talent and assisting County Clubs in introducing fitter, stronger, better prepared players into 1st Class Cricket.

The Cricket Coaching at Loughborough is second to none, Russell Cobb is head coach of the male section whilst England's Katherine Brunt heads up the women's programme. Both Alan and Katherine are assisted by: Sallian Briggs, Cricket Performance Manager; Andy Thompson, Strength and Conditioning Coach; Sports; Physiotherapist, Ruth Atkinson; and a range of additional generic Sports Science and Sports Medicine back-up on the Loughborough campus, which is the envy of many County Clubs.

Dedicated ground staff maintain high standard facilities for playing and training, in support of the University’s successful Cricket squads, both male and female, elite and recreational cricketers. High standard on-campus facilities include: 2 University Cricket grounds, ECB National Cricket Performance Centre, grass and artificial outdoor net provision, access to the University’s strength and conditioning and aerobic fitness centres, facilities for technical analysis, and to other facilities on campus which are utilised for integrated cross-training.

 

Tamsin Beaumont hits out for Loughborough MCCU in the BUCS Finals at Lords, 2011

Loughborough MCCU allows support to be invested in a squad of elite young cricketers, who benefit from Loughborough University’s expertise and provision for the development of sports performance, which is also utilised by MCC. All of these facilities and services, combined with excellent coaching and links with County Clubs, are utilised for the benefit of young cricketers as part of Loughborough University’s commitment to developing opportunities for both people and sport.