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Sports Facilities

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cardiff Met Sports Facilities

​Cardiff Met sports facilities are open to all; whether you are an elite athlete, a casual player or you have never taken part before.

Bookings are made on the Cardiff Met Sport App.

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Find out more about our sports facilities:​

Archers' Arena

Archers Arena

The Archers' Arena is located on the Cyncoed Campus and has been designed to accommodate:

  • Premier competition level Netball and Basketball
  • Includes 8 full size badminton courts, 2 basketball and netball courts
  • Up to 500 spectator seats on a series of moveable bleacher seat units

The Archers' Arena adjoins the gable end of the existing Tennis Centre and features changing rooms and entrance space.

Archers Performance Centre


Met Active - Cyncoed

Met Active Cyncoed Sports Facilities

Met Active Cyncoed is a purpose built gym developed for both able-bodied and disabled users.

It comprises of cardio vascular machines, weight stations, prowler area, wattbike area and warm up/cool down areas. The Centre also accommodates a free weights area including a 7 squat racks, a functional workout area and dumbbells ranging from 1kg - 50kg.

Dance Studio

Dance Studio

The Dance Studio is located on the Cyncoed Campus. It has a sprung wooden floor and is partially mirrored with 360 degrees of natural light which makes it ideal for the teaching of dance.

Met Active - Llandaff

Met Active Llandaff Sports Facilities

Situated on the first floor of the Student Centre in Llandaff, this fitness facility houses the latest cardio vascular and weight training equipment.

The facility is open to students, staff and the local community.

National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC)

National Indoor Athletics Centre

The NIAC (National Indoor Athletics Centre) is located on the Cyncoed Campus at Cardiff Met. It is the first purpose built indoor athletics track in the UK.

NIAC is the home of our Cardiff Archers AC; for more information, click here.

NIAC can also accommodate other sports including netball, basketball and volleyball.

The facility is fully equipped to international standard and has a seating capacity for 690 spectators.

Outdoor Athletics Facility

Outdoor Athletics Facility

Our Outdoor Athletics Facility consists of a 6 lane 400m track and multiple field event areas to accommodate:

  • High jump

  • Pole vault

  • Throwing cage

  • Shotput area

Astro Turf

Astro Turf

The Astro Turf is located on the Cyncoed Campus and has pitch markings for hockey and football. It is complete with dugouts, spectator areas, electronic scoreboard and in situ IP Cameras that are used to provide high quality video analysis. It is the home of our student hockey teams and junior hockey academy.

Studio One and Spin Studio

Studio One and Spin Studio

Studio one is a multi purpose space where a range of our fitness classes take place. The Spin Studio is where all our spin classes take place comprising of 15 of the top of the range spin bikes. Both spaces can be used by our members when they aren't occupied.

Classes are open to members and-non members.

Sports Hall

Sports Hall

The Sports Hall (located on the Cyncoed Campus) is a multi purpose facility catering for a variety of sports including badminton, basketball, netball, volleyball, cricket and general training.

Squash Courts

Squash Courts

Located next to the Sports Hall are 2 Squash Courts.

The courts are used primarily by the Cardiff Met squash team for training purposes, home league fixtures and BUCS matches. The squash courts are also used by students and the local community on a recreational basis.

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

The pool is a 4 lane 25 metre indoor swimming pool with a 1m shallow end and a 3m deep end.

Located at the Cyncoed Campus, the swimming pool is used by students on various sports courses, the Cardiff Met swimming, water polo team, junior swimming academy and the general public for recreational swimming.

Syd Aaron Gymnasium

Syd Aaron Gymnasium

This specialist gymnastic facility is fully equipped to meet the coach educational needs and gymnastic specific ability levels of student within the School of Sport, Cardiff Met Gymnastics squad and the Junior Gymnastics Academy.

Tennis Centre

Tennis Centre

This facility has been developed in Partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association and is Wales' Regional Tennis facility. The Centre comprises of 4 indoor courts at the Universities Cyncoed Campus.

Football Pitches

Football Pitches

We have three football pitches at Cardiff Metropolitan University:

3G Football Pitch - Cyncoed

Our FIFA 2 star 3G football pitch is the home of our Men's, Women's and junior academy football teams.

Grass Football pitch - Cyncoed

We have a grass football pitch located adjacent to our 3G pitch which is primarily used for training and BUCS fixtures.

Grass Football pitch - Llandaff

Our football pitch in Llandaff is located at the rear of the campus and also has pitch markings for lacrosse. We also have two grass 5-a-side pitches on the Llandaff campus.

Rugby Pitches

Rugby Pitches

We have three rugby pitches at Cardiff Metropolitan University:

3G Rugby Pitch - Cyncoed

Our 3G rugby pitch opened in 2017 and is utilised by the student sport teams for training and competitive fixtures.  This pitch is located inside the outdoor 400m athletics track.

Grass Rugby Pitch - Cyncoed

The grass rugby pitch is situated behind the Archers' Arena and Tennis Centre.  It is primarily used for BUCS and National League fixtures and includes a large spectator stand and electronic scoreboard.

Grass Rugby Pitch - Llandaff

Our grass rugby pitch in Llandaff is located in picturesque scenes at the rear of the campus and adjacent to Llandaff Cathedral. This pitch is primarily used for BUCS fixtures.