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Coming to Cardiff

What gym & sports facilities are available to me?

Sports clubs

Getting involved with a sports club is a great way to make friends while at University.

All levels of sport are catered for and you will be made to feel welcome at any of the sports clubs, whatever your standard.

The Athletic Union currently supports around 60 sports clubs ranging from recreational to competitive sports and competes against other British Universities in BUCS (British Universities and College Sport) competitions. All sports teams are run by students for students, and details of all sports clubs and how to join can be found online:

During your first week at Cardiff you can visit the Sports Clubs Freshers’ Fair where you can find out what clubs exist, meet members of those clubs and join any clubs you would like to become involved with. Membership fees range from £5 to £100.

For further information on each of the clubs or details on how to get involved see

Gyms and fitness classes

The University has a range of gyms, fitness classes and sports facilities if you are looking to keep fit and healthy or play casually with friends without joining a sports club.

See the Sport website for further information

High Performance Sport Programme

The Sports Bursary Scheme is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students at Cardiff University.

To be eligible you must have at least represented your country at junior or senior standard or be recognised by your governing body as having outstanding potential. For more information on the Bursary or Cricket Centre of Excellence email the Sports Development Co-ordinator:

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