Department of Sport

High Performance Zone

Set in the brand new £40 million David Ross Sports Village, the High Performance Zone offers a state-of-the-art training facility for performance athletes including a 60m sprint track and the latest fitness technology.

As well as delivering programmes for our scholarship student athletes and performance squads, our experienced strength and conditioning team also work closely with professional clubs and athletes wishing to use the facility. 

Booking enquiries

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Strength and Conditioning Services

Group and individual-based training 

The High Performance Zone hosts strength and conditioning sessions for University of Nottingham scholarship athletes as well as our performance squads. We work closely with our Sports Injury Clinic team, also based in the David Ross Sports Village, to ensure a seamless service from injury diagnosis to return to play. 

Our S&C team also work directly with coaching staff to integrate training programmes with the demands of the sport. We currently work alongside a number of professional clubs and organisations, including Notts County Ladies Football Club, Sport981 and oneathlete, who provide performance support for elite disabled athletes such as Olympic gold medallists Richard Whitehead and Ollie Hynd. 

University of Nottingham Sport recently hosted England Lionesses in the High Performance Zone during Woman's Autumn Internationals 2018. 

TASS programme delivery 

The University of Nottingham has been selected as an official Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) Delivery Site and support a number of TASS athletes studying at the university. The High Performance Zone delivers the strength and conditioning element of the TASS programme alongside coaching, physiotherapy, sports science, sports nutrition, psychology and lifestyle support provided by University of Nottingham Sport team.

Physical and fitness testing

Our experienced strength and conditioning staff offer physical performance testing, movement screening and bespoke S&C services either on an individual or group basis. We use the latest technology and research to give athletes a detailed assessment of their current physical status and work with the athlete, coach and other support staff to produce an athlete-centred programme of support. 

Links with academic courses

University of Nottingham Sport will be linking with the new BSc Sports and Exercise Science degree to support the delivery of the academic programme. 


The High Performance Zone is conveniently situated within the £40 million David Ross Sports Village within our University Park campus.  

60m six-lane indoor sprint track

Cardio area

  • 2 Woodway Curve treadmills
  • 2 Concept2 indoor rowers
  • 1 SciFit inclusive PRO 2 arm bike
  • 4 Watt bikes
  • 1 WEBA Kayak Ergos

Gym and weights area

  • 14 weight lifting platforms & integrated squat racks
  • 4 Keiser multifunction trainers
  • dumbbells (1kg - 50kg)
  • medicine ball throw wall
  • leg press machine
  • multi-purpose rig

Strength and conditioning team


Tim Lawrenson - Lead Strength and Conditioning coach

As Lead Strength and Conditioning coach, Tim directs the programme of physical development for scholarship athletes and performance teams. 

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Andrew Marshall - Strength and Conditioning coach

In his role as strength and conditioning coach, Andrew works closely with scholarship athletes and clubs to deliver physical development programmes. 

An accredited strength and conditioning coach with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association, Andrew currently works with the Great Britain Students Ice Hockey squad and has previously acted as regional strength coach for the FA women's football programme. 

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University of Nottingham Sport

David Ross Sports Village
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 74 87000