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The world's lightest football boot?

Experts at the University's Sports Technology Institute have supported the development of one of the lightest ever football boots. The new Velocita Pro is Umbro's lightest ever football boot, weighing just 165 grams. Colin Lomas, Footwear and Equipment Director at Umbro stated: "Working closely with Loughborough allows us to test products from initial concept to the finished article with experts in biomechanics, engineering and sports science."


The England and Wales Cricket Board’s partnership with Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute has been further strengthened following a landmark announcement of regulations governing the use of helmets across the professional and recreational game. From next season, all male and female cricketers playing in professional cricket matches will be required to use helmets which meet the latest British Safety Standard, informed by the Institute’s research.

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Specialist Research Facilities

Sports Technology Institute

The £15M Institute is home to the University's Sports Technology Research Group, one of the world's leading research groups of its kind and the largest in the UK. The Group has established an international reputation for its work with global brands. The Institute house state-of-the-art equipment and bespoke test rigs.

National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine

Based on the University campus, the NCSEM-EM aims to apply world-class expertise to policies and practise that will benefit the health and wellbeing of the nation - from everyday people at risk of ill health through to elite athletes.