Performance and Kick Start Clubs

Within the Performance Club structure for 2016-17 we have 15 Performance Clubs and 13 Kick Start Clubs. They receive professional coaching support; including Head Coaches in Rugby, Rowing and Hockey, and access to prime-time training slots across all our facilities.

The support we provide helps to develop, lead and create a positive environment which adheres to the values of the programme - Participation, Inspiration, Respect, Discipline, Learning and Enjoyment. It also takes us closer to the target of being a Top 10 Sporting University in the BUCS league.

We are striving to create a culture within sport at Bristol, where we can combine academic and sporting excellence across all areas of Performance Sport. Player and personal development are situated at the heart of this culture for all our staff, coaches and students.

We also provide helpful guidance on how to become a Performance club.

Performance Clubs


Kick start clubs

These are clubs that applied this year and we believe that with some investment, support and student drive, they could become a Performance Sport Club in the coming years.


Since its formation in 2011, the Futsal Club has experienced substantial growth and success. The club currently has both a men's and a women's team competing at the highest level of university league Futsal. We secured Kick-Start status for the 2016-17 season. The extra funding and coaching support provided, amongst many other benefits, seemed essential to the continuing development of the Club. We look forward to working with the University to continue to progress and hopefully enjoy another successful season.

Edouard Bonneville, Futsal Club Captain 2016

How to become a Performance Club for 2017-18

Firstly read our guidance on what support we can offer performance-clubs-offer.pdf (PDF, 102kB)

Download the Performance Clubs instructions 2016 (PDF, 502kB) and follow the process and key dates.

Please note: You must carefully read and adhered to the Performance Criteria 2016/17 (PDF, 70kB).

Download a copy of our performance-brochure (PDF, 6,636kB).