USW Rugby

USW Rugby

The University of South Wales has a strong pedigree for rugby. We currently have two degrees, a Foundation Degree and a BSc, both in collaboration with the Welsh Rugby Union, which have produced alumni now working across the world within the multi-disciplinary rugby industry.

Students will benefit from studying, training and playing in our world class facilities, including a 12-platform strength and conditioning suite and an indoor hybrid pitch built to World Rugby’s highest standard. Students also have access to a range of professional rugby support staff to help them develop their maximum potential both academically and on the rugby field. The staff are all level 3 and 4 coaches, World Rugby Coach Educators and Trainers, NSCA/UKSCA Strength & Conditioners and World Cup International Performance Analysts. All our staff and coaches are professionals and are all currently active in the Welsh Premiership and have roles with international teams.

We are continuously developing our high-performance rugby programme and the USW Elite Team competes in the BUCS Premiership South A division. Come and join us to push for BUCS Super League status.

Find out more about USW Rugby by booking to attend one of our Open Days or contact Ben Daniels Head of Rugby Performance for more information.

We go the extra mile

Why choose USW Rugby?

  • You'll gain UKCC Children's Level 1 Rugby Union Coaching and UKCC Adult Level 2 Rugby Union Coaching Awards along with refereeing Levels 1 and 2.

  • USW Rugby coaches are UKCC Level 3 and 4 qualified, with numerous years of experience.

  • The rugby programme provides high quality medical care, chiropractic consultants, injury physiotherapists in addition to access to MRI scans, ultra-sound, x-rays and rehabilitation programmes.

  • Potential opportunities to play semi-professional rugby in the WRU Premiership.

  • Scholarships available for elite players based on sporting or academic performance.

  • You can work towards recognised NSCA Strength and Conditioning awards, and analysis accreditation.