USW hosts Pontypridd United home matches

Sport Park Football Pitch

University of South Wales (USW) is delighted to welcome Pontypridd United, who will be playing all home matches at USW Sport Park, this season.

As part of the JD Cymru Premier League, this weekend sees the team’s first match of the season, at home, against Flint Town United. All fixtures and tickets are available on the club’s website .

The modern facilities at the Sport Park, a 30-acre site located in Treforest, are perfectly suited for the televised matches, with the only full-sized indoor, FIFA standard, 3G pitch in Wales.

Karen Thomas, USW’s Head of Estates Business Services, said: “USW has strong links with Pontypridd United, placing students from various sport courses into their academy, where they gain valuable experience. Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the Wales women's national football team, Cardiff City Football Club, and the touring New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia rugby squads.

“We are proud to host the team and we look forward to supporting them throughout the season.”

Paul Ragan, Club Chairman of Pontypridd United, said: “Since my arrival at the club, some 12 months ago, I’ve been extremely enthused by the ambition of the Pontypridd United board, staff, volunteers, players, coaching staff, and supporting parents. Pontypridd United is a growing club with circa 750 players, an expanding junior girl, mixed juniors, and academy section which provides the ideal pathway for players as young as four years old all the way through to our U19 development squads and senior Welsh premier men and women teams.

“It's true that the profile of top tier Welsh football will bring the TV cameras to USW Sport Park during the 22/23 season, which is a great opportunity to show off the amazing facilities that USW has to offer. We have worked closely with Karen and her team, which bodes well for the future as we look to meet monthly to review and progress new initiatives to benefit the club and USW.”