This season, USW football students started the first ever women's senior 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.
"In school, football was for the boys rather than the girls. Now we're part of a team and it feels like a family," says Kate Allen, winger.
"Thanks to this, I can see myself having a career in football, possibly as a coach, and going on to Uni."