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Performance Sport

Achieve your academic potential alongside training, playing and performing at the highest level in your chosen sport.

Cardiff Met has established itself as one of the leading universities for student sport in the UK. We offer a unique performance environment, that is focussed on ensuring you achieve both your sporting and academic aspirations, setting the foundations for your future career.

Working in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport and Sport Wales we provide a number of performance programmes that align with talent pathways.

To find out more about what it is like to join this environment and train as a student athlete at Cardiff Met, check out the links below where you will discover more information on our facilities, coaches, scholarships and support services.

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Cardiff Met has established itself as one of the leading universities for student sport in the UK. We offer a unique performance environment, that is focussed on ensuring you achieve both your sporting and academic aspirations, setting the foundations for your future career.

Working in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport and Sport Wales we provide a number of performance programmes that align with talent pathways.

To find out more about what it is like to join this environment and train as a student athlete at Cardiff Met, check out the links below where you will discover more information on our facilities, coaches, scholarships and support services.

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Performance Sport

Cardiff Met continues to work with our partners across the sector, including BUCS & National Agencies of Sport to plan for the safe return of student sport. Currently only Elite Level athletes as designated by Sport Wales are allowed to train and compete. Further updates will be announced via this website in line with Government guidance.

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About Performance Sport

About Performance Sport

Cardiff Met provides and manages an environment that allows students to achieve their academic potential alongside training, playing and performing in their chosen sport.

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Study at Cardiff Met

Study at Cardiff Met

You don't need to study sport to benefit from our Dual Career Performance Sport programme.​ Explore our undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses across all subject areas and Schools.

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Study at Cardiff Met

Our Teams

The University's Performance Sports programme includes the seven sports of Football, Rugby, Basketball, Athletics, Cricket, Netball and Hockey, plus sports scholars from a wide range of sports

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Sport Facilities

Offering world-class sports facilities at our Cyncoed campus to support both the academic and sporting development of our students.



Performance Sport Staff

Performance Sport Staff

At Cardiff Met we have world-class coaches who will ensure our student athletes excel in their chosen sport.

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Sport Scholarhips

Sport Scholarships

A package worth up to £5,000, the Elite Sport Scholar Award is designed for any students that excel in sport.

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Sport Open Days

Performance Sport Open Days

Specific events to find out more about playing for our Performance Teams. Please note that these are different to University Open Days.

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Strength, Conditioning & Analysis

From dedicated strength and conditioning support; massage and physiotherpay clinics and performance analysis support.

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Cardiff Met Sport TV

Cardiff Met Sport TV

Our dedicated Sport YouTube channel. Follow our teams in weekley BUCS matches, as well as special features on players and coaches.

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Successes & Sporting Alumni
Cardiff Met FC
Cardiff Met FC - Playing in the UEFA Europa League with Men's Football in 2019.

After missing out in the play-offs in 2017 and 2018, Cardiff Met FC secured their place in the 2019 Europa League play-off round following victory against Bala Town.
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Aaron Wainwright
Aaron Wainwright - From Cardiff Met RFC to the 2019 Rugby World Cup with Wales.

"Cardiff Met was massive for my physical development. The standard of the game is very good. It has helped me get to where I am now".
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Cardiff Met WFC
Cardiff Met Women win domestic treble and set their sights on the 2019 UEFA Champions League.

Dubbed 'The most successful football team in Wales', Cardiff Met WFC secured their 6th title in eight years in 2019 and qualified for Womens UEFA Champions League.
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Study & Play - Student Blogs
Student Blog
Sarah Bill - English & Media Student and captain of Cardiff Met WRFC.

"My passion has always been to write and play rugby. Throughout my studies I have been fortunate enough to be able to excel at both, and surround myself with talented and exceptional writers, academics and athletes that inspire me further."
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Student Blog
Judit Fritz - A day in the life of an Archer: Playing Basketball & Studying at Cardiff Met.

"At 11 I’m off and running through campus as I have strength and conditioning training – in the National Indoor Athletics Centre. Playing basketball for the Archers and being in a ‘focus group’ gives me the opportunity to attend these sessions."
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Student Blog
Bradley Woolridge - From BSc Sport & PE, to PhD to Europa League!

Sport & PE graduate, PhD student, former Students' Union president and captain of Cardiff Met FC. Brad tells us about his journey at Cardiff Met to date and how to balance studies with playing competitive sport.
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