Sport Park Facilities


The USW Sport Park has a superb range of facilities that are used by our own students studying on our sports courses as well as students seleted to represent USW in the BUCS competitions. The USW Sport Park is also used by a wide range of professional organisations including Cardiff City FC and the Wales Women's National football team as well as the general public. It has also been used by various professional touring teams including the British and Irish Lions and the Australian, New Zealand and South African national rugby teams.

The floodlit all weather surface allows an excellent standard of Hockey and Football. The sand based synthetic turf complies with all FIH (Federation of International Hockey) recommendations and includes four covered dugouts for teams. 

The 3G pitch is a FIFA standard pitch and due to the outstanding quality of our pitches and facilities we are regularly used by professional teams, including Cardiff City FC and Cardiff Blues Rugby Academies and the Welsh Rugby Union as part of their elite coach education programme.

Sport Park lounge

USW Sport students are now learning in their new facilities. These incredible facilities provide our students with the very best environment in which to learn, grow and become professional coaches and analysts.

Our brand new full size indoor pitch is your classroom for the next three years! This incredible FIFA 2-star pitch - one of three in the UK run by universities and the only one in Wales - meets all the requirements of the B license for football coaching which is embedded in to our football courses. Studying rugby? Built to the World Rugby 22 standard, the pitch has a shock pad underneath so it will play better, last longer and provide a safer playing environment.

Our new specialist centre for strength and conditioning provides 12 lifting platforms for our students so an entire rugby or football squad can train together. The floor is integrated with the platforms so that it can support the heavy weights our athletes will be using.

The Sport Park is used by public and professional sport teams for a range of training activities:

  • Training and match venue for the Athletic Union Teams
  • Training venue for the British Lions 
  • Training venue for the Welsh Football Trust
  • Coach Education Programmes
  • Training venue for international rugby teams
  • Cardiff Blues Academy training venue
  • Cardiff City FC Academy training venue
  • FAW Women training venue
  • Regular training venue for Howardian Ladies