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Sports and recreation

Last updated: 15/11/2023 09:04

Regardless of your level of ability or commitment we provide an extensive range of opportunities for you.

We provide you with the opportunity to participate in both elite and recreational sport, across our four main centres within the campus.

There are over 60 clubs to get involved in, ranging from traditional sports (such as rugby and cricket) to martial arts, motorsports and watersports. We also run a High Performance Programme that provides support to student athletes, recognised as having outstanding potential.

Men's rugby team

Sports clubs

Take part in over 60 sports clubs, many of which compete in BUCS and national competitions.

Swimmer at Varsity in pool competing

Performance sport

Our performance programmes are designed to support student-athletes to continue their sporting careers alongside their education.

Indoor courts at the Sports Training Village

Sports facilities

Our sports facilities are located on four sites across both campuses and include a training village, swimming pool, fitness and squash centre and 33-acre sports fields.

Principality Stadium against a bright blue sky.

Sports venues

Sport is a big part of the culture of Cardiff and going to see an event or match is a quintessential part of studying abroad here.

Walker in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pen-y-Fan, from Cribyn


If you enjoy getting out of the city, Cardiff is an ideal study abroad choice.