The University of South Wales has a strong sporting background, an excellent reputation for sport degrees, and impressive facilities for our students to study and train in. We have some of the best facilities in the UK, offering clubs, courses and qualifications.
The USW Sport Park is our purpose-built site, designed to train and develop our students to their highest potential. Our largest campus hosts the Treforest Sport Centre, with facilities and programmes that cater for top-class elite performers and students who want to want to keep fit and healthy. The labs at Pontypridd Campus, Glyntaff provide a strong, scientific background to learning, and complement the specialist equipment available in the Sport Park.
Students starting at the USW Sport Park in 2017 will be the first to train in our brand-new facilities.
Thanks to continued investment, we will have a specialist centre for strength and conditioning with 12 lifting platforms and providing a high performance environment for aspiring athletes. We will have a facility specially designed for sporting performance that focuses on rugby and football coaching.
Our brand-new, full size 3G indoor football pitch will be the only one in Wales. It will allow training all year round and opportunities for our rugby, football and coaching students.
Emily Williams, who is studying sport psychology, has been selected to be part of the British Senior Archery Team for the fourth consecutive year after qualifying in first place at the selection tournament earlier this year. World and European Archery Championships are held on alternative years and at the 2015 World Championships Emily finished in 9th place individually and also won a team Bronze medal.
Emily said; ‘I'm heading out to the World Championships this summer with the goal of a top four finish in both the individual and team competitions. There are no age categories at these championships therefore I will be competing against many much more experienced athletes, many of whom have been competing to a high level since before I was born. I am confident however that I can rise up to these high standards’
Dr. Tudor Williams, Director of Sport commented;’ ‘Emily is one of our sports scholarship students and her record over the last four years has been outstanding. This has included three Gold medals and one Silver medal in the highly competitive BUCS competition as well as her achievements in the British Senior Archery Team. I wish Emily well in France and hope that once again Emily can achieve a medal’.