University and College Football Clubs in Wales

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University and College Football Clubs

Along with competition on an academic level, universities in Wales are also known for their healthy rivalry on-pitch. That is to say, a number of university and college football clubs in Wales make their name by representing students interested in and passionate about the game of football, which further helps the said students in gaining experience and making their career out of football. With eight universities across the country, out of which, we focus on 5 universities with their own football clubs, we will talk about Wales with respect to the spotlight on the FIFA world cup. Scroll down to know more about the same. 

The following are the 5 university and college football clubs in Wales. 

Aberystwyth University F.C.

Based in Aberystwyth, Wales, this club represents the game of football by the Students Union of Aberystwyth University – the Aberystwyth Guild of Students. A public research university, Aberystwyth University has enrolled over 8000 students. It has three campuses, where the average tuition fee is GBP 13,600 – 16,800 (INR 13 lakh to 16.5 lakh). Along with a football club of the university, it also provides a course in Sports and Exercise Science at the undergraduate level. You can form careers in personal coaching, health care, and professional sports. 

Full Name  Aberystwyth University Football Club
Playing in  Central Wales League Southern Division
Nickname  The Students
Home colours Redshirts; black shorts and red socks
Aberystwyth University F.C.
Source: Aberystwyth University Student Union

Bangor University F.C.

From Bangor, Gwynedd, this Welsh football club is the largest in the University’s Athletic Union. They have multiple honours and have succeeded in representing the student football players. Bangor University is a public university that was established in 1884 and has more than 10,000 students enrolled in the university. The average tuition fee is 13,300 GBP (INR 13 lakh). Moreover, there is a free programme of sports available for all students – Campus Sport at Bangor University.

Full Name  Bangor University Football Club
Playing in  British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)
Nickname  The Students “Green Army”
Honours Runner-up of Cwpan Gwynedd (2003–04; 2012–13)
Bangor University F.C.
Source: Facebook

Cardiff Metropolitan University F.C.

Known as Cardiff Met F.C., Cardiff Metropolitan University Football Club is based in Cyncoed, Cardiff and represents the Athletic Union of Cardiff Metropolitan University. They have a capacity of more than one thousand. The club was founded 22 years ago and has won several honours, including that of the Welsh Football League. Cardiff Metropolitan University is the most financially sustainable university in Wales, and offers a number of sport-related courses, at its Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences. Additionally, the university has around 12,000 students enrolled. 

Full Name  Cardiff Metropolitan University Football Club
Playing in  Cymru Premier
Nickname  The Archers
Honours Champions of the Welsh League Cup in 2019

Cardiff University F.C.

From Cardiff University comes the Welsh football club – Cardiff University Football Club. When it comes to Cardiff University, did you know that it is the only Welsh member of the Russel group of universities? The alumni of the university include Nobel prize winners, and also several heads of government. Moreover, there are more than 30,000 students at this public research university. The average tuition fee would be around 17,500 GBP (INR 17 lakh). Courses related to Sports such as MSc in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy are also available at the educational institution. 

Full Name  Cardiff University Football Club
Playing in  BUCS Football League
Honours  Champions of Welsh Football League Division Two (1970–71)
Cardiff University F.C.
Source: Facebook

Swansea University F.C.

They are the Welsh football team reformed by the students of Swansea University. This university is a public research university with more than 20,000 students. Founded in 1920, it hosts several international students throughout the course of the academic year. Along with several sports programs such as MSc in Management (Sport), there’s also a sports scholarship present at the university. 

Full Name  Swansea University Football Club
Playing in  Cymru South
Honours  Cymru South Champions

Those were some of the universities and college football clubs in Wales! Do you plan to land a career in sports and enrol in these Welsh universities? You can always take the help of Leverage Edu experts. Call us immediately at 1800 57 2000 for a free 30-minute counselling session.

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