The University of South Wales has a strong sporting background, whether you wish to study a sports course, play as part of a team or just want to keep fit!
There are plenty of options and activities for you to choose from to help you stay healthy and active including cycling, rugby, badminton, golf, athletics and many more. The University is also in the ideal location to watch sport, with the Millenium Stadium, The Wales National Velodrome, The Celtic Manor Resort and the SWALEC Stadium all close by.
USW Sport Park
This impressive 30-acre site, based near the University’s Pontypridd Campuses includes the following:
- 1x full size floodlit all-weather pitch
- 1x full size floodlit 3G pitch
- 1x floodlit rugby pitch
- 2x floodlit football pitches
- 5x football pitches
- 1x multi-purpose pitch
- Floodlit scrummaging area
- Seminar Room for 25 people, ideal for team/ tactical meetings (TV/video, OHP, Dry Wipe boards, flip charts)
The site is used by International sports teams such as the All Blacks and the Springboks and is also available to hire by the general public.
The Sports Centre on the Treforest Campus houses two conditioning rooms, squash courts, climbing wall, large sports hall, small studio and a sauna and a steam room. The Sports Centre runs both everyday fitness classes, including TRX training, spin, Zumba and kettlebells plus a variety of instructional courses, enabling you to take up a new sport that you haven’t tried before.
Students studying in Cardiff can access all the University facilities at other campuses. Students will also be offered discount membership of various city centre gyms. Currently these include the Marriott Hotel and Pure Gym.
Students at the Caerleon campus benefit from a wide range of opportunities and top-class sporting facilities. The facilities at our sports centre include a modern fitness suite, large sports hall, all weather floodlit pitches, a gymnasium and dozens of health and fitness classes. Classes range from Pilates to Aero Biking to Zumba or if you prefer playing team sports you could join in a game of football, badminton or basketball. There is also the opportunity through Intra Mural Sport to participate in organised, recreational sport on a regular basis throughout the year. In addition, the Caerleon campus has some great sporting facilities on its doorstep including the Wales National Velodrome in Newport, one of the best track cycling facilities in the country, and the Celtic Manor Resort, hosts of the 2010 Ryder Cup.