Sport is a big part of the culture of Wales and going to see an event or match is an essential part of studying at UWTSD.

Find out about sports venues and facilities near us: Stadium

The Stadium opened in 2005 to provide a home to Swansea City and Ospreys Rugby while giving Swansea a facility to be proud of.

Swansea Bay Sports Park

Facilities at Swansea Bay Sports Park range from the 50m Wales National Pool Swansea, an outdoor athletics track, multi-use pitches, gym, hockey pitches and much more.

A red leather cricket ball lies in the grass.

St. Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground

St. Helen's Rugby and Cricket Ground is a sports venue in Swansea, home of Swansea Rugby Football Club, Swansea Cricket Club and Glamorgan Cricket.

A lineout is played in front of a packed stadium.

Parc y Scarlets

Home of Scarlets Rugby and a fantastic venue for all manner of conferences, occasions and celebrations.

Eight horses race closely packed on a flat grass track as their jockeys stand in the stirrups.

Ffos Las Racecourse

Ffos Las Racecourse has brought top class racing to Wales since it opened in 2009. Settled in between Llanelli and Carmarthen, Ffos Las hosts 23 racing fixtures across the year, as well as being available for hire for conferences and events.

A black and white football on a green pitch.

Richmond Park, Carmarthen

Richmond Park is a Welsh Premier League stadium in Carmarthen. Situated on Priory Street, it is currently used for football matches and is the home ground of Carmarthen Town AFC.

The river Tywi follows top to bottom in the foreground; the town of Carmarthen including the castle and imposing Victorian County Hall, occupies the further bank.

Carmarthen Park

Opened in 1900, Carmarthen Park boasts Wales's first velodrome (cycle track) and one of the few early velodromes to survive in working condition. Complete with its original grandstand, bandstand, lodge, entrance gates and railings, Carmarthen Park has been used for a wide range of sports, eisteddfodau, entertainments, circuses and concerts.

Five young men sit on their bikes at the top of a track in the countryside.


The UWTSD Centre for Outdoor Adventure Education Cynefin sits on a magnificent green site on the outskirts of Carmarthen, just 20 minutes’ walk from campus. The site is sheltered and secluded with a diverse range of natural habitats and access to waterways and footpaths. The centre’s location is perfect for learning about outdoor adventure education.

Golf clubs and a golf ball lie on green turf.

Machynys Golf Course, Llanelli

Machynys, which translates to ‘Monks Island’, is a Nicklaus designed 7121 yard modern links championship golf course opening in 2005, which has already hosted an unprecedented 14 Championships, including 2 Royal & Ancient Championships and 4 Ryder Cup Wales LET Championships of Europe.

The exterior of the Principality Stadium, lower levels clad in coloured aluminium panels, steel roof supports visible at the top.

Principality Stadium

Sporting the first fully-retractable roof in the UK, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff is at the leading edge as a multi-purpose, multi-faceted event venue, home of the Welsh Rugby Union.

The long slanting exterior of the Cardiff International Pool is made up of panels of green-tinted glass.

International Sports Village

Bordering the fresh water lake created by Cardiff Bay Barrage, the Sports Village already boasts two Olympic standard sporting facilities, Cardiff International White Water and Cardiff International Pool, both of which were used as training venues for the London games in 2012. Alongside these you will find the Viola Arena; completed in March 2016, it is both a public skating rink and home of the Cardiff Devils Elite League ice hockey team.

A large stand full of many rows of blue seats at the Sophia Gardens cricket ground.

Sophia Gardens

Sophia Gardens is a 16,000-seater stadium in Cardiff, home of Glamorgan Cricket and an established venue for international cricket.

Looking across the pitch towards the tiered blue seating of the Grand Stand at Cardiff City Stadium.

Cardiff City Stadium

The Cardiff City Stadium is the home of Cardiff City Football Club and the Wales national football team.

A sign reading Cardiff Arms Park above the path to the stadium.

Cardiff Arms Park

Cardiff Arms Park is the home of Cardiff Rugby and Cardiff RFC situated next to the Principality Stadium in the heart of the Welsh capital.