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Ulster University has teamed up with global healthcare company Randox Laboratories Ltd, to extend their major university-wide student sports sponsorship deal for a further three years.

The investment will continue to supply kit and equipment for 70 sports clubs across the university’s four campuses, including individual and team sports such as basketball, GAA, hockey, football, athletics and more. For example, this investment from Randox has helped the University to install world leading performance analysis equipment Spiideo, which allows the University to live stream club games and training sessions, and to give instant pitch side performance analysis and feedback to student players.

Since Randox began sponsoring Ulster University sport in 2018 there have been so many sporting successes at the University:

  • 5000 students have taken part in sports club activities
  • More than 3000 students have worn a Randox jersey
  • 550 Talented Athletes and Performance Sport Scholars have received training and performance kit
  • 7 Ulster University students competed at the last Commonwealth Games (Athletics, Boxing, Rifle Shooting, Swimming)
  • 3 of students are competing at a world level in Judo
  • 6 students are training to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics (Judo and Swimming)
  • Across our 70+ sports clubs there were almost 150 finalist positions in their respective sports- including 89 individuals or teams winning first place
  • The NI Women’s football team that recently qualified for Euro 2022 includes 3 current Ulster University students, 4 graduates and one member of our sports staff

Dr Peter FitzGerald, Randox Managing Director said,

“Randox is passionate about fostering talent and see our university-wide student sports sponsorship as a brilliant opportunity to nurture the young sporting stars of Northern Ireland. We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Ulster University sports teams and look forward to supporting these students as they thrive in both the sporting and academic spheres.”

Professor Paul Bartholomew, Vice-Chancellor at Ulster University added:

“The University enjoys a longstanding, strategic partnership with Randox built upon shared interests in knowledge sharing and talent development. I am delighted that Randox has chosen to continue to partner with us on this very fruitful sports sponsorship to support our talented students as they strive for sporting success and physical and mental wellbeing.”

Karen Delgado, Head of Corporate Engagement, Ulster University commented:

“Strong industry relationships have always been a key part of the Ulster University success story and this fantastic partnership with Randox has been invaluable to our sporting clubs. Their generous support has enriched our campus life, contributed to our excellent student experience, and had an impact across the lives of both the 1,500+ Ulster University Students’ Union Sports Members and our wider student community. Thank you Randox for your continuing support.”

Ben McCarron, player on Ulster University’s GAA team said:

“The partnership with Randox has provided us with a fantastic platform to be successful through coaching, team support and resources. Their support allows all players to train and compete at the top level at University Sport and strive to be the best that we can be.”