Manchester Marvels Performance Athletes Program
Manchester Marvels Volleyball aims to provide a professional environment and training program for student athletes at Manchester Universities, in order to improve the standard of university volleyball and attract top professional and international athletes to Manchester. Marvels will be actively involved in developing volleyball players, coaches and referees at the university. In partnership with the university, Marvels will be setting up coaching and refereeing academies and selecting players to become performance athletes. Performance athletes will receive extra training and specialist support from Manchester Marvels. They will also have the opportunity to apply for scholarships from their university.
The University of Manchester offer over 400 exciting academic degree programmes and understands that there are student athletes who aspire to represent their country in a sport but also want to study a degree that is not focussed on sport.
The University has four scholarship/award packages available.
The aims of the Scholarship/Awards are to:
To nurture already identified and verified sporting talent, in achieving a successful dual career, maximising their potential in academia alongside their chosen sport
Raise the profile and reputation of sport at The University of Manchester
Attract talented students to the University and optimise the University's performance in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) League
The varying levels are:
SPORT Scholarship (value £2,500 per athlete): 15 annual scholarships awarded to student athletes on a UK Sport or Sport England Talent pathway
Overseas Scholarship (value £2,000): 1 annual scholarship awarded to an individual (European Union or International student) competing at a Junior National level on a recognised pathway for their Country and Sport
Focus Sport Scholarship (value £3,250 per athlete): 3 annual scholarships awarded to an individual (UK/European Union or International Postgraduate or Undergraduate student) on a talent pathway in one of our 3 Focus Sports; Lacrosse, Netball and Squash
BUCS Ambassador Award (value £500): 10 Awards for individuals who have competed on a UK Sport or Sport England Talent pathway, are a great ambassador for their sport.