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The Sports Academy Scheme is delivered as a partnership between the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Legacy Leisure, who manage the Vale Leisure Centres. This scheme offers free access to the Vale of Glamorgan Council owned leisure facilities for high performance sports people who are residents of the Vale of Glamorgan.


The scheme is limited to ten spaces and priority will be given to young people who are establishing themselves as Welsh internationals in sports recognised by Sport Wales. The eligibility criteria for the Sports Academy Scheme includes the following:

Applicants must be Vale of Glamorgan residents and:

  • Participate in a sport that is recognised by Sport Wales and be affiliated to the appropriately recognised National Governing Body of Sport.
  • Must have reached Welsh or British squad status and represented their country in their sport in the previous year and be in a position to achieve further international honours in the following year.
  • Priority will be given to sports performers under the age of 25.

Athletes who receive free access to local sports facilities through other avenues will NOT be eligible to apply to the Academy:

As part of the application process we have requested that performers obtain a signature from the relevant National Governing Body representative. This provides confirmation to us that the performer has achieved the status identified and this will be ratified once the form has been received by us. Without this signature we will not be able to consider applications. Any Director of Welsh Fencing can provide this signature

All individuals who fall within the eligibility criteria can apply to the Sports Academy scheme. The Vale of Glamorgan is fortunate to have a high number of talented sportspeople. Whilst we would like to support all of these athletes, due to financial restrictions it is necessary to limit the number of individuals who are members of the Sports Academy to 10. In instances where we have more than ten eligible applications, membership will be awarded based on merit and the information provided on the application form. We may also contact the NGB to obtain further information.

The deadline for the return of fully completed applications is 11th December. Unfortunately we cannot accept late applications.


Karen Davies
Sports & Play Development Manager / Rheolydd Datblygu Chwaraeon, y Celfyddydau a Chwarae
Visible Services and Transport / Gwasanaethau Gweledig a Thrafnidiaeth
Vale of Glamorgan Council / Cyngor Bro Morgannwg
tel / ffôn: 01446 704793
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e-mail / e-bost: KJDavies@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

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