Football players studying at the University of Nottingham join a thriving set up in a city steeped in footballing history. the women’s programme compete in the BUCS Premier North (the highest level of student football in the U.K)

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Performance Women's Football and Futsal

Why Nottingham?

At the University of Nottingham we've invested in significantly in our Women's Football and Futsal programme to provide a leading high-performance environment for student-athletes.

Students train and play at the £40m David Ross Sports Village with a newly installed 3G pitch,  state-of-the-art High Performance Zone and on-site recovery services such as sports massage and hydrotherapy.

In 2023, the first team team finished in 2nd place in the BUCS Premier League (the highest division in the country). In addition, the Futsal programme continues to thrive with the first team reaching the semi-final of the 2022 BUCS Championship and players having the opportunity to play and compete up-and-down the country.

A number of players balance their dual-career ambitions with playing externally in the top 3/4 tiers of the Women's game in England.

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Supporting our student-athletes

Our Performance Facilities

done 2 x FIFA-accredited 3G Pitches
done 32 x grass football pitches with modern outdoor pavilions at Highfields and Riverside complexes

High Performance Zone for Strength & Conditioning

done On-site Sports Injury Clinic with specialist sports physiotherapy, sports massage support and plunge pool
done Heated Hydrotherapy Pool and ice bath for rehab and recovery

Video and Data Performance Analysis

done On-site Sauna and Steam Room
done Catapult GPS and data tracking for our players
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Performance Coaching

Jake Poole - Head Coach

Jake Poole is the Head Coach of the University of Nottingham Women's Football and Futsal Club. Jake joined the programme in 2021 and brings with him a wealth of experience in the Women's game.

A UEFA B licensed coach, Jake has worked closely with student-athletes to ensure they succeed and enjoy high levels of attainment both on-and-off the field. 

Under his stewardship, the first team won the league and promotion to the BUCS Premier Division in 2022 and finishing runners-up in the BUCS Trophy.

Jake Poole - Head Coach at University of Nottingham Women's Football Club