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USW Women In Sport

At the University of South Wales we are proud of the opportunities our courses and facilities have provided to our students and sportswomen. From our women's rugby team achieving the league and cup double in 2018, to being the home of the Wales Women's international football team, we are passionate about developing women in sport to their maximum potential. We have produced a number of videos to celebrate the success of the sportswomen who have been a part of USW Sport.

Jayne Ludlow, Wales women's national football team manager, talks passionately about how football should be about ability, not down to gender or where you come from. And how this is a very exciting time for the women's game.

Hannah Bluck is an incredible young woman. Diagnosed with autism as a child and bullied at school, she sought refuge in sport. Now aged 20 and studying for a degree in Strength and Conditioning at USW, Hannah has played for Wales in three sports - football, basketball and rugby.

Christie-Marie Williams is a former javelinist and USW Strength and Conditioning student who went from career-ending injury to being selected for Wales' Commonwealth Games squad just 16 months after taking up Olympic weightlifting.

USW graduate Gemma Evans plays football for Wales. In this video, Gemma, from Gelli in the Rhondda, talks about how football has changed her and what it feels like to play for her country.

USW graduate Nia Davies is the foundation phase coach and girls’ coordinator at Swansea City FC. Nia, who studied the Sport and Exercise Science degree at USW, was the UK’s first full-time female football coach at a premier league academy.

USW football coaching student Isaac Berry talks about setting up the first women’s senior football team at Merthyr Town FC. The programme has been instrumental in providing opportunities for young women to engage in football in the Merthyr Tydfil area and is helping to shape their prospects and ambitions for the future.

USW Sport students are now learning on our new full-sized indoor 3G pitch at the USW Sport Park - the only one in Wales. This incredible facility provides our students with the very best environment in which to learn, grow and become professional coaches and analysts.