EAPC – Elite Athlete Performance Centre

In addition to the rules for under 18-year-old students, residents who live in the EAPC must also agree to abide by the following Residents Charter:

Ethos: To be the best I can possibly be

To: Uphold principles driven by the F.R.E.D.I.C.E. Olympic and Paralympic values, which are defined below:


  • Treat others how you want to be treated; it’s ok to be different


  • Keep your room clean and tidy
  • Respect people and property
  • Stay healthy and hygienic
  • Wash up
  • Clean up after preparing food
  • Recycle rubbish
  • Respect rules for under-18’s students, including signing guests in and out
  • Go to bed at a sensible time
  • Do your laundry
  • Keep the noise down
  • Use rooms for the correct purpose
  • Be mindful of energy consumption
  • Abide by payment schedules
  • Report maintenance issues


  • Always pursue excellence
  • Eat to win


  • Overcome adversity
  • By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail


  • Honour the past but look to the future


  • If you fail, get up and try harder next time


  • When I compete, it will be 100% me


The EAPC residents will have additional support from Steve Wilkinson, The Elite Athlete Mentor, who will visit The Gables twice weekly to meet with residents. Steve is a Mental Health First Aider and can support with many areas such as wellbeing, anti-doping, local information, and elite sport education. In addition to the site visits, Steve can be contacted via email on: steve.wilkinson@loucoll.ac.uk

There are also house ambassadors who can help with and offer advice.