Sports Clubs

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Welcome To Sport At Swansea University

Whether you’re a complete novice, an aspiring world class athlete, or somewhere in between, Sport Swansea and the Students’ Union are here to support you through your journey.

Focused on having fun, staying healthy and building your community, our Get ACTIVE and Social Leagues programmes can help you meet new people and develop your social network (include hyperlink to social leagues page).

Our Sports Clubs are at the heart of the Swansea Uni experience, and whether you're a player, a supporter or a volunteer, everyone is welcome in our clubs.

For talented athletes, we offer top class High Performance and Focus programmes in a number of sports, as well as exciting scholarship opportunities to help aspiring athletes perform and achieve dual career success.

From Your Officer
Megan Chagger, Sports Officer

Megan, Sports Officer 23/24

Hi, I'm Meg, your Sports Officer. I'm a sports science grad, former gymnast, and proud Sirens cheerleader. My focus is on making our sports community even stronger. I'm passionate about celebrating and recognizing excellence across all sports and growing a better sport experience at all levels. Let's keep growing together and making Swansea Uni the ultimate sports hub!

 
 

Experience

At Swansea University, sports aren't just a pastime; they're a way of life. We believe in the power of sports to bring people together, build character, and create unforgettable moments. Whether you're an aspiring athlete or simply looking to stay active, we offer a vibrant and inclusive sports community that caters to all levels of passion and skill. Together we form the best student sport experience there is, together we unite as GWA: The Green and White Army.

Our sports scene is as diverse as our student body. From traditional sports like football, rugby, and swimming to niche pursuits like ultimate frisbee and archery, there's a sport for everyone here. With over 50 sports clubs and societies, you're sure to find your niche and a group of like-minded individuals to share your passion.
We are the Green and White Army. We pride ourselves on offering a student sporting experience like no other, ensuring an experience that friends, family, coaches and athletes are proud to call home. From our Rugby Super BUCS showcase nights at St Helens Stadium to one of the biggest university sports events in the UK The Welsh Varsity.
Swansea University boasts a rich sporting heritage with a tradition of excellence in many sports. Our sports teams regularly compete at local, national, and even international levels, showcasing the talent and determination of our student-athletes.
Sports at Swansea are all-inclusive. We firmly believe that everyone should have the chance to participate, regardless of their skill level or experience. Whether you're competing at the highest level or looking to have some fun, there's a place for you in our sporting community.
Sports at Swansea isn't just about what happens on the field or in the pool. It's about personal growth, making friends for life, and creating memories that will stay with you long after graduation. We encourage sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership, skills that will serve you well in all aspects of life.
Ready to jump into the action? Joining a sports club is easy and a great way to meet new people and stay active. Whether you're an experienced athlete or a complete beginner, there's a place for you in our sporting community. Is your sport not mentioned? if you have a group of passionate individuals, you can also start a new club! Application to start a new club
The majority of our clubs compete in British University & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Leagues and Competitions. Register and follow your community here to see how your favourite club or team are getting on.

Sport Swansea membership is an annual membership priced at £30 for students (£35 for non-students/staff). Included in your membership is:

  • Ability to join any Sports Club
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Club equipment insurance
  • A contribution towards competition costs for your chosen sport (entries, transport, accommodation, facilities).
  • Priority Varsity ticket purchase
  • Free taster session with Sports Clubs*
  • Motor Insurance to drive hire vehicles
  • CPD opportunities
  • Grants invested back into all our Sport Swansea Clubs

£10 of your membership goes directly to your Students’ Union, to manage all club financial accounts, host the website and ensure sport is accessible to all. Social League membership is an annual membership priced at £15 for students and staff.

  • Included in your membership is:
  • Ability to join a Social League
  • Personal accident insurance
  • CPD opportunities
  • Swansea University online community and league tables

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Membership Packages

  • Sport Swansea Standard Membership (Students)£30.00
  • Sport Swansea Associate Membership (Non-Students/Staff)£35.00
  • Sport Swansea Social Membership (Staff & Students)£15.00
  • Sport Swansea Social to Standard Membership Top-Up (Staff & Students)£15.00

Our top-class facilities include a 50m and 25m national pool, athletics track, pitches, gym and much more! While our Bay Campus facilities include a full-height sports hall, multi-use games area (MUGAs) and gym. Partnered with a range of membership options and fitness classes to suit you; and dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand, Swansea Bay Sports Park has everything you need to help you reach your health and fitness goals be it individually or as part of a team. o visit the home of sport, and see where the majority of our clubs train and play, head over to Swansea Bay Sports Park.

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For those with a competitive edge who don’t want to commit to a club, our Social Leagues programme provides a regular structured league format for all. Most of our clubs also run social memberships and leagues for those who wish to enjoy a sport but at their own pace but still be a part of an active community such as Badminton , Basketball and, Volleyball .

Social Sports

The Sports Awards Evening is an annual extravaganza that celebrates the exceptional achievements and contributions of our sports clubs and their members. It's a night dedicated to recognizing and honoring the hard work, dedication, and passion that our athletes and teams pour into their respective sports throughout the year.

This showpiece event, which aims to celebrate the considerable sporting achievements of our students, is organised by the Sport Swansea Team, in conjunction with the Students’ Union. The event saw 400 students in attendance at the annual celebration, marking the culmination of the University sporting season.

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2022/23 winners

  • Charitable Club of the Year – Women’s Football
  • Most Improved of the Year – Baseball and Softball
  • Social Media of the Year – Angelo Robles, Table Tennis
  • Varsity Team of the Year – Women’s Canoe Polo
  • Sportsman of the Year – Lewis Fraser, Swimming
  • Sportswoman of the Year – Tennessee Randall, Kickboxing
  • Team of the Year – Snowboard 1st team
  • Committee Member of the Year – Megan Chagger, Cheerleading
  • Coach of the Year – Emily Parkinson, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Club of the Year – Cheerleading
  • Volunteers of the Year – Sport Swansea Executive team
Our students have excelled right across the board this year, with numerous league promotions, including rugby men’s 2nd, basketball men’s 2nd, football men’s 2nd, women’s tennis, ultimate men’s and volleyball men’s 1st. Tournament wise, both our swimmers and snowriders finished 5th nationally and Sport Swansea saw a select few students representing their sports at international level. This has culminated in Swansea University currently sitting 22nd out of 150 Universities in the British University & Colleges Sport rankings table, ahead of Cardiff Met, Liverpool and Glasgow.

2022/23 winners

  • Charitable Club of the Year – Women’s Football
  • Most Improved of the Year – Baseball and Softball
  • Social Media of the Year – Angelo Robles, Table Tennis
  • Varsity Team of the Year – Women’s Canoe Polo
  • Sportsman of the Year – Lewis Fraser, Swimming
  • Sportswoman of the Year – Tennessee Randall, Kickboxing
  • Team of the Year – Snowboard 1st team
  • Committee Member of the Year – Megan Chagger, Cheerleading
  • Coach of the Year – Emily Parkinson, Ultimate Frisbee
  • Club of the Year – Cheerleading
  • Volunteers of the Year – Sport Swansea Executive team
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Events

Mountaineering (Climbing) First Semester Day Trip
19th December 9am - 21st March 4pm
For those who need to pay for a previous day trip.
Mountaineering (Climbing) Malaga Trip Final Payment
2nd January 9am - 9th April 11:59pm
Mountaineering (Climbing) Third Sister -18/02/2024
16th February 8am - 21st March 8am
Mountaineering (Climbing) Peaks District Trip (23rd Feb to 25th) - BUCS Competitors
23rd February midnight - 25th March midnight
Mountaineering (Climbing) Peaks District Trip (23rd Feb to 25th) - Non-BUCS Competitors
23rd February midnight - 25th March midnight
Mountaineering (Climbing) 02/03/24 : Sport Day Trip
1st March midnight - 8th March midnight
Fencing Fencing - Standard Weekly Training
5th March 8pm - 10pm
Weekly Training sessions Tuesdays 8pm-10pm Pavilion Gym - Swansea University Sports Centre, Sketty Ln, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QB
Sports & Recreation
Fencing Fencing - Standard Weekly Training
12th March 8pm - 10pm
Weekly Training sessions Tuesdays 8pm-10pm Pavilion Gym - Swansea University Sports Centre, Sketty Ln, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QB
Sports & Recreation
Aerial Sports Sponsored walk
17th March midnight - 18th March midnight
Swansea Uni
Join us on a sponsored walk for St. Matthew's House! Support our local community by walking approx 10k! Find out more on our socials!
Trips
Fencing Fencing - Standard Weekly Training
19th March 8pm - 10pm
Weekly Training sessions Tuesdays 8pm-10pm Pavilion Gym - Swansea University Sports Centre, Sketty Ln, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QB
Sports & Recreation
Fencing Fencing - Standard Weekly Training
16th April 8pm - 10pm
Weekly Training sessions Tuesdays 8pm-10pm Pavilion Gym - Swansea University Sports Centre, Sketty Ln, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QB
Sports & Recreation
Fencing Fencing - Standard Weekly Training
23rd April 8pm - 10pm
Weekly Training sessions Tuesdays 8pm-10pm Pavilion Gym - Swansea University Sports Centre, Sketty Ln, Sketty, Swansea SA2 8QB
Sports & Recreation
Sub Aqua Cyprus Summer Trip!
21st June noon - 28th June 11pm
Protaras, Cyprus
The Cyprus Summer Trip is back! We'll be returning to Protaras for a week of diving with in the beautiful clear waters of the Mediterranean with the team at Divestop. The plan is 6 shore dives, 2 boat dives, and 2 dives on the wreck Zenobia.
Trips