Sport and physical activity

Our Golf programme is open to players of all levels. Represent us at BUCS Leagues, or play recreationally on the 2K24 Collegiate Golf Tour, sponsored by Callaway Golf Europe.

Meet your performance coaches

Rick Daniels is the Performance Manager for both the UCLan Golf Squad and Collegiate / Prospects Golf Tours. Rick is a qualified PGA Professional and has been overseeing the management of the playing squad for the past 22 years. Rick is also one of our own graduates. Rick went on to represent us as part of the 6-man Great Britain and Ireland Team in the World Student Games, Switzerland in 1996.

Craig Lea is the Performance Coach for our squad. Craig is a qualified PGA Professional. Craig's role includes the position of Lancashire Golf Union Director of Coaching and Head Golf Professional at our Myerscough campus.

Our golf squad

We aim to operate three active teams in the BUCS Leagues comprising a squad of 28 players, and the additional squad members play as and when required - subject to academic work, performance in other events / tournaments, other personal commitments, injuries, illness, and general unavailability.

All the students on a our academic programmes are able to take advantage of coaching sessions every Tuesday from 8.30am - 5pm and if they can't make a specific day or time, the coaching staff are very accommodating in their approach and will offer another 'slot' at a time convenient to both parties.

Sports Scholarship

Are you a talented individual competing at high level within your sport? Then you may be eligible for a fantastic scholarship opportunity.

Sports Scholarship

Collegiate Tour

Until the introduction of the "Collegiate Golf Tour" in September 2001, competition for the young golfer at the College / University was on an "ad hoc" basis with little to no structure and a competition-to-competition agenda. For the student, competitions were based on a single 'one-off' round which does not allow the golfer to hone his or her psychological skills or produce consistency, fundamental in good performance over tournament conditions.

Tuesdays: 9.30am - 5.00pm

BUCS Matches on Wednesdays for Teams 2 & 3; Weekends for the 1st Team

Dates and times are subject to change.

Additional training support and opportunities will be provided with dates and times identified by Rick Daniels.

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Our other focal sports


Are you a professional netball player? Do you play for fun, or want to pick up a sport you once loved? The University of Central Lancashire delivers high quality netball training, aimed at players of all abilities.

Table tennis

Table Tennis at the University of Central Lancashire provides players with a professional, high-level training programme that enable players to fulfil their sporting potential.

Women's football

Love football? Want to keep fit and achieve your sporting potential alongside your studies? The University of Central Lancashire women's football is open to members of all abilities.

Men's basketball

The University of Central Lancashire basketball programme is open to players of all levels. Compete in the BUCS Leagues, train with the team or play recreationally.

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