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Performance Sport at Cardiff Met

​Sport is part of the very DNA at Cardiff Met, where throughout our history we have supported and developed a wide range of Olympic and International level athletes.

We take great pride in our tradition of success across Welsh and British sport and continue to develop our programmes in a constant pursuit of excellence. In choosing to study at Cardiff Met, you will be following in these footsteps and benefit from a Performance Sport programme that has been designed to create the best possible environment for you to fulfil both your academic and sporting potential.​

Alex Dombrandt
Alex Dombrandt. Cardiff Met FC Alumni. Harlequins RFC and England Rugby.

Our mission is to continually develop and sustain a high performing environment that creates, good students, good athletes and good people. We have an unwavering focus on pursuing excellence in everything we do and developing confident, successful and emotionally intelligent student athletes.

Ben O’Connell, Director of Sport

With personal experience of competing on the international stage and undertaking world-leading research, our academic and Performance Sport staff create a truly unique environment of sporting excellence. Our integrated model means you can be assured our programmes are informed by the latest in coaching and support services all designed to develop you as an athlete. Coupled with our key partnerships with a variety of National Governing Bodies our programmes work alongside recognised talent pathways.

Our teams and individual athletes compete at the highest level of BUCS (British University & College Sport) competition across the UK. We also remain one of only a few universities that support elite level competition in a range of professional and semi-professional leagues. Including Men’s & Women’s football teams in the Welsh Premier Leagues, Men’s Rugby in the National Championship, Women’s Basketball in the WBBL and Men’s Hockey in the English National League.


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