Students Staff

18 December 2015

Sports scientists help Essex stars of the future

Filed under: Latest news, Research impact, Sport — Tags: , — Communications Office @ 3:32 pm

Human Performance UnitBudding sports stars of the future are being supported by our Human Performance Unit (HPU) as part of the Active Essex 2016 Inspired Athletes initiative.

A total of 25 inspiring athletes from across Essex have been successful in their applications for funding from Active Essex, Essex County Council and Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. This funding will be pivotal in helping them to develop and enhance their sporting potential.

Active Essex will be working in partnership with the HPU at our Colchester Campus to ensure the athletes have access to discounted services which can help maximise their sporting potential.

The range of sports covered by the athletes include gymnastics, canoeing, wheelchair racing, athletics, sailing and squash.

The HPU prides itself as a one-stop shop offering a wide and specialist selection of services for athletes of all abilities looking to maximise their performance, including physiological support, performance nutrition, biomechanical and performance psychology support.

HPU manager Chris McManus said: “We want to work with and support the best athletes in the region. We already work with a wide range of sports men and woman and this is a real opportunity for us to work with aspiring athletes of tomorrow and it will help bridge the gap between performance and sports science.

“The wide range of the sports that we can support just goes to show we are able to adapt and provide bespoke services for a wide range of sports.”


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