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Sports Facilities in Cardiff

By ResLife1 16 Sep 2020

Sports Facilities Provided by Cardiff University:

There are many indoor and outdoor facilities provided by Cardiff University, and they can be booked by anyone or used by joining the university sports societies. Although the sports facilities are spread across the campus, most of them are available at the Cardiff University sports centre called the “Sports Training Village”, which is located next to the Talybont North accommodation.

Facilities at Sports Training Village: 

There are both indoor and outdoor facilities available. Flood lights make it possible to use the facilities in the evening. 

Indoor Sport Facilities: 

The Sports Centre is located at Talybont North, which has got facilities for all ranges of sports including indoor cricket, badminton, squash, gymnastics and indoor football and basketball. Most of the sports societies train here. The courts can be booked individually by any student as well, so you can go and play your favourite sport at any time.

Cardiff University Sports Centre.

Outdoor Sports facilities:

If you are a lover of outdoor sports, Cardiff University has various outdoor pitches and courts. It has got two 3G football pitches, a hockey AstroTurf pitch, a basketball and handball outdoor court which are available to be booked at any time.

The best part is that there is free parking available at the Sports Centre, and so you don’t have to pay for the parking in order to play sports. Although these sports facilities are mostly prioritised for students, they are open to be booked by anyone and not necessarily by only a student. Hence, it is best practice to book the courts in advance otherwise you won’t always find your chosen availability at the spot.

Cardiff University Hockey Astro Turf.

Address and booking Details:

Sports Training Village reception

+44 (0)29 2087 4675

Sports Training Village, Talybont, CF14 3AT

Cardiff University Sports Fields:

Cardiff University also has a 33-acre sports field with a large parking. Although this sports facility is a little far from the main campus, it is filled with all the necessary facilities i.e. changing rooms and refreshments. Hence, it is convenient to go and play a full football or rugby match. Both grass and 3G pitches are available for playing with friends or used by sports societies for training and competitive matches with other universities. 

Address and booking Details:

Sports Fields reception

+44 (0)29 2077 7377

Cardiff University Sports Fields, Mendip Road, Llanrumney, CF3 4JN

Health, Fitness and Gym facilities at Cardiff University:

Sports Village Gym:

Cardiff University Gym is located inside the sports centre and is equipped with most modern machines and training equipment. 

Sports Training Village - Sport - Cardiff University

Studio 49:

Studio 49 is a unique combination of Aerobics, Yoga and Dance classes under one roof. There are plenty of fitness classes delivered every month in groups, or you could exclusively book one for yourself as well. The location is great for this studio because it is very close to the Cardiff University Main building.

Address and booking details:

Studio 49 reception

+44 (0)29 2087 6706

Studio 49, 49 Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT

Fitness and Conditioning Centre:

This facility is suited perfectly for those who want to keep themselves in a good shape but do not necessarily want to do body building. The machines are mostly concentrated on cardio and have a very wide range of options to choose from. Again, it is in a great location right in the heart of Cathays. 

Address and booking details:

Fitness Fitness and Conditioning Centre reception

+44 (0)29 2087 0540

Fitness and Conditioning Centre, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, CF24 4AY s and Conditioning Centre:

Other Local Sport Facilities in Cardiff.

There are a lot of sports facilities provided by Cardiff University’s 60 sports societies. Sometimes, you can’t find a booking for when you want it. Hence, in these circumstances Cardiff is really lucky because it is equipped with loads of local sport clubs and facilities as well. Some of them are mentioned below:

Maindy Leisure Centre 

Maindy Centre offers the closest swimming pool to Talybont, but as a Better Gym also sports many fitness classes, personal training and even has a cycle track!

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Address and booking details:

Crown Way


CF 14 3AJ

Tel. 02920 529230

Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club:

It is the number one tennis club in Wales, and it is suitable for players of all ages and standards who want to learn, play and compete in a social and family friendly environment. Many Cardiff University (CU) students play here, and the CU tennis sports club also book the courts in this tennis club. So, a student can play either with the Cardiff club or can join the local club to get their training and enjoy the sport. 

Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club » About

Address and booking Details:

The Castle Grounds, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3EW

Phone: 029 2023 1216

Cardiff City Community Table Tennis Club:

Cardiff City Community Table Tennis Club is Wales' only dedicated table tennis centre. This place is open to the public six days a week, and an individual can have casual 'Pay as you Play' sessions as well as international-standard coaching. The club extends a warm welcome to players of all abilities and levels of experience. The good thing in this club is that the newcomers to the sport can have as much access to the tables as the pros. Cardiff is lucky to have such a great level of community club for table tennis lovers.

Address and booking Details:

Address: Unit 4, Dominion Way, Newport Rd, Cardiff CF24 1RF

Phone: 07968 321875

Cardiff International Pool & Gym:

Cardiff International Pool is an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Not many cities have an Olympic size pool. This place also has 70+ Station Gym, a Learner Pool, a leisure pool, Health Suite Spa, Group Cycling and private club events. So, all in all it has everything under one roof and is a great place. A monthly membership can be bought or can be used as a one-time pay. Last but not the least, it has free parking and is open 7 days a week.