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University of Sussex Water Polo Scholarship

Map of University of SussexThe University of Sussex does not currently have water polo teams but does run a scholarship programme for national level athletes.

The university has close ties with five local pools and has top level gym equipment at two sites on campus in Brighton.

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University of Sussex Water Polo Scholarships

Athletes who have competed at national level or above are eligible to apply for a University of Sussex Water Polo Scholarship.

There are three levels of support available through the University of Sussex scholarship scheme.

The top tier of support is for athletes who currently represent their country at senior level in a British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) recognised sport. While water polo is a BUCS sport, the University of Sussex does not currently have an active men’s or women’s team.

The second tier of funding is for athletes who currently represent their country at junior level or are a member of a national level development squad while the third tier of funding is for athletes who have represented their county at senior level or are a member of a national league team.

Support packages available with a University of Sussex Water Polo Scholarship may include strength and conditioning sessions, mentoring, access to physiotherapy, branded kit and fitness testing.

In some cases, athletes may be granted academic flexibility, while there is also a financial bursary available of up to £1,000.

Sports Facilities at the University of Sussex

Students with any level of University of Sussex Water Polo Scholarship will receive complimentary Students’ Union membership and free use of the university’s sports facilities.

The University of Sussex’s gym facilities are located across two sites on the university campus – the Sport Centre and the Falmer Sports Complex.

The Falmer Sports Complex is the more advanced of the two for gym fitness, containing a fitness room with a wide range of Life Fitness cardio and resistance machines, a specialist free weights training room with dumbbells, plates, bars and racks, and a specialist strength and conditioning room containing three Absolute Performance rigs, dumbbells, two dual adjustable pulleys and an assisted chin dip machine.

The Sport Centre fitness room contains 10 cross trainers, six bikes, six Signature series resistance machines and two Dual Adjustable Pulleys as well as a stretching and core area and three rowers.

There is no pool on the University of Sussex campus but the university has close links with five local pools.

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