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Performance 940

Our commitment to excellence is met through our performance sport programme, with the University encouraging and supporting high performance athletes, both on a team and individual basis.

The University currently recognises 12 sports as part of the Performance Programme, each benefiting from increased support and a dedicated sports-specific Director or Head Coach. This support includes sport science interventions such as strength and conditioning and performance analysis, increased funding and greater access to training facilities and long-term development and performance strategies.

Directors of Sport

The role of the Directors of Sport is to provide a vision that works to develop all aspects of the University Clubs and to provide an environment that breeds success and sustainability in individuals, the team and the associated support staff. Our coaching team come to St Andrews with a wealth of experience gained at the top of their field and understand the balance between academic and athletic achievement.

Leadership and development

We strive equally for excellence off the field, which is why we offer our Club Excellence Programme and Saints Leadership opportunities, as well as student internships at Saints Sport, to ensure that our students are armed with the requisite skills to achieve in their life after university. 

Performance team

Performance programmes

Rugby, football, tennis, golf, water polo, fencing, volleyball, hockey, netball, boat, ultimate, basketball

Performance Support

Performance support

Providing strength & conditioning, sport science support and lifestyle & leadership training

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Professional training camps

St Andrews is a perfect training venue for pre-season or mid-season training camps