CAVC Sport - Academies & Elite Sport

Balancing your chosen sport whilst learning. Succeed in sport alongside.

About us

Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) is a leading college for sport. Alongside gaining a high quality education, whatever course you chose, you can benefit from an inspirational environment to develop in and enjoy your chosen sport.
As one of the largest colleges in the UK, we offer a huge range of courses and are committed to ensuring that your education is the number one priority. We are also serious about sport and invest in the best facilities, coaching, contacts and wrap-around support to help you achieve your sporting goal. 
Whatever course you choose, whether A Levels or a vocational programme, we work with you to fit training and competing around your learning. So, whether you join one of our academies, or you continue to pursue your individual sporting goal, you can reach your potential on and off the field.

Our Academies

Elite sport

Supporting you to reach your potential. At Cardiff and Vale College we are serious about sport.

We invest in top class sports facilities for our students and the community.

Cardiff International Sports Campus (CISC)

  • Grass, 3G and desso pitches with spectator stands
  • State-of-the-art air dome
  • Full size athletics track and stadium
  • Large gym
  • Analysis suite

City Centre Campus

  • State-of-the-art sports dome with Multi Use Games Areas
  • 3G pitch with spectator stand
  • Performance strength and conditioning gym

Why us?

The right balance
We work with you, your teachers and coaches to ensure your studies and your sports commitments don’t conflict. We create the right balance for you to reach your potential in both.

A track record of success

The success of our students speaks for itself, with our students gaining professional and semi-professional contracts, and going on to represent their country as athletes while progressing to university and into careers alongside their sport.

Outstanding facilities
Cardiff International Sports Campus (CISC) is our dedicated home for CAVCSport. This large facility includes grass, 3G and desso pitches, a state-of-the-art air dome, full size athletics track and stadium, large gym and analysis suite.
Our City Centre Campus, also has top class facilities including a state-of-the-art sports dome with Multi Use Games Areas, 3G pitch, and a performance strength and conditioning gym recognised as one of the best of its kind.
Our academies are also partnered with the top professional clubs in the region, so learners access their facilities to train or play during the season at Cardiff Arms Park, Sophia Gardens and Cardiff City House of Sport among others. Accommodation is available for students from further a field wishing to join CAVC and one of our academies

Specialist academies
We offer specialist academies in sports including Rugby, Football, Netball, Cricket and Basketball. Each academy is led by experts and partnered with the region’s leading professional and semi professional teams.

Professional expert coaching
Each of the CAVC sports academies is led by professional coaching staff, with a network of contacts and significant experience in competing, coaching, developing and progressing future talent in that sport.

Professional strength and conditioning and wraparound support 
We have a dedicated team providing you access to expert personalised support whatever your sport, including professional Strength and Conditioning coaches, Performance Analysis, Nutrition, Physiotherapy and more.

Competitive fixtures
All our academies play in regional and Welsh Colleges Leagues and compete against some of the best competition in the country and beyond. Each academy also competes in high profile Welsh and UK competitions and tours in the UK and overseas.

Professional partnerships
We work in close partnership with the leading sports teams in our region including Cardiff Rugby, Cardiff City FC and Glamorgan Cricket. We have a vast network of contacts with sports governing bodies, universities and others to access expertise and support your development and progression.

One #TeamCAVC
We are proud of our sporting talent at CAVC. Partnered with Macron, we provide access to our renowned kit packages, so you become recognised as a member of CAVCSport. You also have the staff and students of the biggest college in Wales right behind you, supporting you as a member of #TeamCAVC.