Sponsor A Scholar

Our scholarship scheme aims to cover the enormous spectrum of talent which young people reveal in individual and team sports. We look for students who not only satisfy the normal academic requirements for admission but who have also demonstrated outstanding ability in sport. Our sporting scholarship programme allows us to support talented athletes to fulfil their potential and reach their sporting goals, while studying at University. However, there are different levels of scholarships available depending upon the level of sporting achievement, in some circumstances our student athletes require additional funding to help ease the financial pressures placed on them while continuing their sporting careers.

Please have a look at some of our scholars below and see how your additional funding could allow them to continue to achieve their goals.

Our Scholars

Lewis Fraser

Lewis Fraser - Swimming - 2nd Year Civil Engineering

Highest Achievements:

  • Youth Commonwealth champion.
  • Bronze medallist in Bahamas 2017.

'I am a 2x European junior finalist and hold 2x Welsh senior records. My scholarship money would go towards training camps in Turkey and Miami this year, which would aid my training towards Olympic trials in London, April 2020'.

Chloe Davies

Chloe Davies - Kickboxing - 2nd Year Sport & Exercise Science

Highest Achievements:

  • Winning four golds at the World Championships in 2018 in Italy. I won gold in three different weight sections (sub 50KG, sub 55KG and sub 60KG) in the point discipline and then gold in the karate discipline.

'I would use the funding I receive, to be able to go to more international competitions across 2019, as it is very expensive trying to get to the locations after paying for flights, hotel and competition fees'.

Cai Davies

Cai Davies - Rugby - 1st Year Business Management 

Highest Achievements:

  • Playing regularly in the universities' BUCS Super Rugby side (the top university rugby league).
  • Represented Wales at U18 level.
  • Have been part of the Ospreys development team.

 

Rhian Evans

Rhian Evans - Netball, Cricket & Athletics - 1st Year Sport & Exercise Science

Highest Achievements: Represented Wales in 'Netball Europe' for 3 consecutive years earning 7 caps and competing in Gibraltar, Ireland and Northern Ireland. I also had the honour of captaining Wales U17's in a match against Northern Ireland. Represented Wales U21's in 'Netball Europe' and am a current squad member - gaining 3 caps so far. Currently in the U19 Celtic Dragons squad and I’ve been selected to train with the Celtic Dragons senior squad during their preseason. Represented Wales at all age groups including seniors in cricket and gained caps in the various age groups. Represented Wales in Athletics in the U17 SIAB championships and Celtic Games and gained 2 welsh vests in shot put and 3 welsh vests in discus. I have also been shortlisted for Swansea’s Junior Female athlete of the year for 3 consecutive years.

'The majority of my scholarship money goes on travel expenses. I currently travel to Cardiff twice a week for training with netball. In addition, many of the matches we play are in venues all over the UK e.g., I played at Loughborough University 2 weeks ago and was required to make my own travel arrangements. I also use funding for kit - In order to prevent injuries, it is essential that the kit (trainers) that I buy be at a high quality. As I do different types of training and train 7 times a week, I require a range of training clothing'.

Ioan Wall

Ioan Wall - Hockey - 1st Year Engineering

Highest Achievements:

  • Youngest capped senior international player for Wales at 16.
  • 32 Senior international caps for Wales.
  • Won the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia in October with the Great Britain under 21’s squad.
  • Represented Wales at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
  • Competed at the Europeans B division in Glasgow in 2017 and came 2nd.

'With the scholarship money that I would receive, I would put it towards travel expenses traveling to Reading, with the Great Britain Elite Development squad. In addition, I would put the money towards fuel for travelling to Cardiff 3 times a week for training and games. The money would also help me pay for trips with the Welsh Squad and help lower the cost and make it more affordable than it currently is, as the Welsh program is self-funded'.

Name a scholarship after you or your organisation

Alternatively you can create your own sports scholarship to help support the next generation of student athletes at Swansea University. Your scholarship could provide the necessary support to allow our student athletes to continue to be great. You will have full naming rights over the scholarship and various other additional benefits associated with you generous support. To find out more, please get in touch for more information.