Meet The Team:

At Loughborough University, we have a proud and proven track record of supporting women’s sport through our Loughborough Lightning franchises. Together with our passion for Para sport we are delighted to be adding women’s wheelchair basketball to our Lighting family which already includes netball, rugby, cricket, and cycling.

Loughborough Lightning players are part of a special multi-sport family that benefit from Loughborough’s unique performance environment with world class training facilities, outstanding coaching and performance support teams, and one of the country’s largest strength and conditioning gyms. Through our partnerships with National Governing Bodies of sport who base their performance programmes at Loughborough, we are also home to a multitude of elite athletes, including Para athletes, from a variety of sports.

With our genuine passion for the holistic development of dual career athletes at all stages of their career we believe we offer an outstanding environment for you to develop as both an individual and as an athlete.


To express your interest in joining the Loughborough Lightning family, please complete the expression of interest form.

Open Days

Join us at two virtual open days on the following dates:

27th April 2021 – 6.30pm – 7.30pm

28th April 2021 – 6.00pm – 7.00pm

To register for a virtual open day, please email Liam Jefferson, specifying your preferred date. If you do not have a preference (i.e. you can do both dates), please also make that clear.

You will be sent a link for the virtual meeting one day prior to the event.

If you are not able to make either of the dates, please do let us know.