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The lifestyle choices and changes we make all mean more opportunities for sports, leisure and healthy living professionals. Whatever your sport, sporting interest or lifestyle choice, we can help you on your way

Welcome by Head of School for Sport, Travel and Public Services

During your course you will spend your time learning about fitness training and programming, physiology, sports coaching, development and nutrition as well as improving your practical skills on the field and in the gym.

You will have the chance to take part in a variety of practical training sessions, role play and sporting events. You will have the opportunity to go on outdoor and adventurous activity visits (both inside and outside of the UK), volunteer at sports development festivals and observe sessions delivered by elite coaches.

Have visits from a wide range of experts from the sports industry to give insight into the day to day work of professionals in your chosen area.

Facilities and 360 Tours

Sports learners have access to the new half a million pound 4G pitch development at Pontypridd Rugby ground, Sardis Road and the multi-million pound Caerphilly Elite Academy facilities adjacent to the Ystrad Mynach campus. The £7 million Elite Sports Centre includes state of the art 4G rugby and football pitches. These facilities are used for practical sessions & assessments alongside training and home games by the college football and rugby academies.

Alongside our core academic courses, we also host a variety of sporting academies:

Rugby Union Academy (Male)

Our reputation has grown over the last few years with Coleg y Cymoedd continually reaching and winning a number of finals. A high percentage of our players have won caps for Wales under 20s, with some even captaining the team! This season former players have had full Welsh caps.

Football Academy (Female)

The Football Association of Wales has teamed up with the college to launch an elite female football academy. The learners from all parts of the country will combine daily coaching sessions with full time study. Many of our players have played for Wales

Football Academy (Male)

Our Football Academy has been set up in partnership with Cambrian & Clydach Vale BGC. Training, gym sessions and weekly games are available for all learners. A number of our learners have achieved Wales honours.

Netball Academy (Female)

The academy is open to learners studying on our sport programmes. As well as training sessions learners will benefit from strength & conditioning sessions from qualified instructors, regular fitness testing, nutrition advice and participation in league, cup and friendly matches.

Rugby Union Academy (Female)

Our qualified training instructors will help learners with all aspects of their training from strength & conditioning sessions, regular fitness testing and nutrition advice

Rugby League Academy

Run in partnership with Wales Rugby League and Salford Red Devils, our Rugby League Academy is open to those aged 16-18, boys and girls, who want to join a rugby league academy with a clear pathway to play in Super League

Our Academy programmes are also available with selected A Level courses

TASS – Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Coleg y Cymoedd are proud to be the only Further Education College in Wales awarded TASS status.

Our TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme) Dual Career programme funded in partnership between Coleg y Cymoedd and talented athletes working together to bring the best out of our country’s most exciting young talents

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Wellington Street
Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF44 8EN


Heol y Coleg
Parc Nantgarw
CF15 7QY


Rhondda Cynon Taff
CF40 2TQ

Ystrad Mynach

Twyn Road
Ystrad Mynach
CF82 7XR

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