2010 saw the opening of USW Sport Park, a £3.7m state-of-the-art coaching and performance development Centre.
USW Sport Park is the first sports facility in Wales to be rated as BREEAM-Excellent. USW Sport Park is the home of students outdoor sports at the University.
The site is predominantly used by the students however our superb range of facilities are available to hire by the genral public (see below for prices). USW Sport Park’s impressive 30-acre site includes the following:
The Floodlit All Weather Surface allows an excellent standard of Hockey and Football. The sand based synthetic turf complies with all FIH (Federation of International Hockey) recommendations and includes four covered dugouts for teams. The 3G pitch is a FIFA standard pitch and due to the outstanding quality of our pitches and facilities we are regularly used by professional teams, including Cardiff City FC and Cardiff Blues Rugby Academies and the Welsh Rugby Union as part of their elite coach education programme. USW Sport Park has also been used by various professional teams including the British and Irish Lions and the Australian, New Zealand and South African national rugby teams.
If you are interested in teaching/coaching in a specific sport then you are in luck as we have organised a range of coaching qualifications and certificates to allow you to pick up some National Governing Body (NGB) and National Coaching Foundation (NCF) Awards. These are excellent opportunities to pick up additional qualifications whilst at University. Such 'value added’ qualifications are Internationally recognised and are ideal for anyone thinking of teaching/coaching as a possible career or anyone thinking of doing a Summer Job at home or abroad. The courses are all based at USW Sport Park, Treforest Industrial Estate and many of the courses are highly subsidised. Places are strictly limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Course dates & times
To see all the courses we have on offer please visit our Coach Education webpage. This form details all the courses run throughout the year.
Want to book?
For further details and information on how to book, please contact Lee Vickery (firstname.lastname@example.org), Sports Duty Officer (01443) 654747 or contact the Sports Centre on (01443) 482681.
There are 15 changing rooms in the Pavillion and which are located in the clubhouse which also has a First Aid Room, a Seminar Room, as well as a small seating area to stay out of the cold!
The USW Sport Park is located three miles from campus on the Treforest Industrial Estate. During April 2001 the facilities hosted the Football and Hockey competitions of the British University Games. The Park is also:
The facilities can be booked by students of the University for student use at a reduced price.
Please note that hire costs are student rates only and for any other prices please contact Steve Savage or Tel: 01443 654747.
To view our pitch plan click here.
USW Sport Park
Treforest Industrial Estate