Sports Bursary

The Sports Bursary is a programme that supports students with a 'one off' grant of up to £300 to support their sport. This might be to enter an international championship or to cover travelling, training and entry expenses for you to participate in your sport. Your sport does need to be a Sports Council 'recognised' sport with an affiliated NGB.

Although we would want you to represent USW in the BUCS competitions, it is not a condition of the Sport Bursary. An example of this could be that USW does not have a team in that particular sport, but it is still a BUCS sport (e.g. rowing). Alternatively, it may be that your sport is not a BUCS sport but you are still competing at a very high level in a recognised sport (e.g. Tae Kwon Do).

Finally, in exceptional circumstances it may also be deemed not appropriate by your coach for you to compete in the BUCS competitions because it may not fit in with your NGB programme. 

We would need detailed information from your coach regarding you programme.


*Please note that you will not receive this award if you are already in receipt of a Sport Scholarship.

*All Sports Bursary applications will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Sports Bursary Awards include:

  • Cash award of £300 for a 'one off' competition
  • £100 Treforest Sport Centre card
  • Affiliation fees for BUCS competition and travel/accommodation to a maximum of £120 (if appropriate)
  • Sports conditioning programme
  • Mentor
  • Compulsory seminars


Sports Bursaries can be applied for at any time of the year, as many International competitions/selections may not be known at the beginning of the academic year. You must also include a reference on headed paper from your National Governing Body and full details of the competition for which you have been selected. Applications will be received from 5pm Thursday 19 September 2019 – Tuesday 30 June 2020.

 

  • Please note that without a satisfactory written reference you will NOT be considered for the Sports Scholarship or Sports Bursary scheme. 
  • This must be on headed paper and signed by the National Coach/Director of Performance. 
  • The letter from your referee supporting your application must be submitted at the same time as your application form. E-mail ‘references’ or photocopies are not acceptable. Do not leave this to the last minute.

 

*2019/20 Sport Bursaries can be applied for from Thursday 19 September 2019 - Tuesday 30 June 2020.

*You must include a reference on headed paper from your National Governing Body and full details of the competition for which you have been selected. 

 

 

To apply you must write a letter and ‘sporting’ CV to:

 

Lewys Thomas,

Sports Officer,

USW Sport Park,

Treforest Industrial Estate,

Pontypridd,

CF37 5UP.

Email: lewys.thomas@southwales.ac.uk

Phone: (01443)654747

Kristoff Young, Rugby graduate


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