Team Phoenix

Sport Coventry’s ‘Team Phoenix’ Programme is a support network, to enhance the sporting experience of our Flagship Teams. Coventry University’s Sports Teams & Clubs have an annual opportunity to apply for extra support, above and beyond the experience they normally receive from CUSU’s Sport Coventry. As well as receiving support, the programme also requires the Team Phoenix members to enhance, develop and improve their individual skills set. The Team Phoenix programme is targeted at those Teams or Clubs that are competing at the higher levels of the respective competitions.


Clubs involved in the programme have access to the following:

  • Strength and Conditioning Sessions and programmes, specific to their Club’s sporting requirements.
  • Sports Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Services.
  • Athlete welfare support.
  • Information on Social Media Platform Training.
  • Agreed financial assistance.
  • Inclusion within the Showcase Programme.
  • Training Camps for team building, fitness testing & physically fundamental strength.
  • Workshops to support athletes with Sports Nutrition, Sports Psychology, Active Recovery, Social Media activities, etc.
  • A dedicated Performance Sports Mentor.
  • Provision of a professional and qualified Head Coach.

Our Performance Sports Programme also has a pathway for Clubs that want to achieve Team Phoenix, but haven’t quite met all of the criteria required. We support these Clubs by offering a limited selection of the above benefits within the ‘Phoenix Academy’. It is the aim of these Clubs to progress into Team Phoenix when both CUSU and the Sports Club agree that criteria has been met.


Team Phoenix Clubs for 2017/18 are:

Basketball – Men’s

Basketball – Women’s

Football – Men’s

Rugby League – Men’s

Our Phoenix Academy Clubs for 2017/18 are:

American Football

Hockey – Men’s

Table Tennis

Volleyball – Men’s

Volleyball - Women's


Annual Team Phoenix Awards:

Team Phoenix, Committee of the Year 2017:        Women’s Basketball

Team Phoenix, Club of the Year 2017:                   American Football

Team Phoenix, Most Valuable Player 2017:           Grant Thornton

Team Phoenix, Best Performance 2017:                Karate


Hall of Fame athletes (from 2016/17 season):

  • Tyler Slaymaker
  • Faustina Daskevic
  • Gintare Katkute
  • Liga Reinholde
  • Natalie Cheung
  • Aidan Gubbins
  • Charlie Hynam
  • Megan Hayward
  • Dan Jones
  • Fergus Stewart
  • Jack Craine
  • James Northcott


Competition Statistics for Team Phoenix for 2016/17 season:

72-2-18 win-draw-loss ratios = 80% win rate


Links for BUCS scores/tables 2017/18:

Men’s Basketball:

Women’s Basketball:

Men’s Football:

Rugby League:

American Football:

Men’s Hockey:

Table Tennis:

Men’s Volleyball:

Women's Volleyball:


Team Phoenix Social Media and Contacts:






Current selection: yes