Welcome to Sport Swansea

Swansea is an incredible sporting city and Swansea University is right at the heart of the action. As a university we are thrilled be partnered up with elite sporting organisations, providing students and the community with a premier sports offering.

We understand that no athlete reaches elite levels alone as such Sport Swansea works with other sporting organisations and facilities to provide the best possible chance of success to our athletes. The University has strong and established links with a large variety of local, national and International sporting organisations, these include professional sports clubs and governing bodies.

 At present the University is working with over 30 organisations, partnering on a number of areas within sport. The University works closely with professional sports teams Swansea City FC, Ospreys and Scarlets rugby. Areas of collaboration include shared training facilities (Fairwood), sports science research projects, data science, work placements, corporate sponsorship, and student fan zone initiatives.  

Swim Wales is based at the National pool in the University’s Sports Village. Swim Wales’ national high performance centre based at Swansea is one of only two centres in Wales which provides elite swimmers with a world class training environment. The program attracts high quality applicants to the centre and the University.

The University works closely with Disability Sport Wales and this was evident during the IPC championships in 2014 held at the University’s sports village. The strong relationship has continued with young volunteers from the organisation being invited to participate in subsequent events and initiatives at the University.

Please see a select group of partners below or find a full list here. 

If you have any questions regarding any of our partnerships please contact us >

Partnerships - Organisations

Ospreys

Ospreys Rugby Club is Wales’ top performing regional rugby franchise, and Swansea University has strong links with the club including areas such as research, coaching overlaps, summer training camps and, of course, commercial sponsorship.

Swansea City

Swansea City FC has established itself firmly in the Premier League and they have even competed in Europe during the 2013-14 season. One of the things that made this possible was a unique partnership with Swansea University that saw the club redevelop 80 hectares of University playing fields at Fairwood on the Gower Peninsula.

Scarlets

The University has strong relationships with both the Scarlets and feature in its developmental pathways.
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Netball UK

Swansea University Netball Club (SUNC) comprises 3 BUCS teams which play in a League every Wednesday.
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Partnerships - Facilities

Fairwood

The University has worked in collaboration with Swansea City FC to develop its Fairwood site by contributing an£11million investment since 2012 to create a world-class training facility.The site is shared by Swansea City FC and Swansea University, with student sports teams training at the grounds on a regular basis.

360 Beach and Watersports

Swansea is also renowned for its rugged outdoor environments and proximity to the beach.
Swansea University has partnered with Bay Leisure in the development and running of 360 Beach and Watersport Centre.

Staff and students can enjoy a 10% off discount of sports and café purchase.
With event and sporting activities running constantly there is always something new to discover at 360.

National Pool

Swansea Tennis & Squash Club is the only independent members club in Swansea. Founded almost 50 years ago by a small group of volunteers, it is a friendly, informal club that is run by its members for its members. It makes up part of the Sports Village on of Sketty Lane by the Singleton Campus and can be found beside the Athletics & Hockey Centre.

Tennis and Squash Club

Swansea Tennis & Squash Club is the only independent members club in Swansea. Founded almost 50 years ago by a small group of volunteers, it is a friendly, informal club that is run by its members for its members. It makes up part of the Sketty Lane Sports Village and can be found beside the Athletics & Hockey Centre