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The Sport Wales Institute

What is the Sport Wales Institute?

The Sport Wales Institute is a team of professionals, from across lots of disciplines, working together to help Welsh athletes achieve success on the world stage - as well as in their lives outside sport.

Our team is made up of science & medicine practitioners and performance advisors, together with assistants from the Welsh Institute of Performance Science (WIPS). 

Our practitioners have worked all over the world, at major multi-sport games and at international training camps. Providing support to national governing bodies of sport, the team’s work helped Wales achieve its most successful Commonwealth Games ever in 2018 when it returned home with 36 medals – 10 gold,12 silver and 14 bronze.

The team also support British athletes on UK Sport World Class Programmes based in Wales, or when they return to Wales, to deliver at Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Welsh Institute of Performance Science

The Welsh Institute of Performance Science (WIPS) is led by Swansea University in collaboration with academic partners (Bangor University, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan and University of South Wales) conducting multi-disciplinary, world-leading,…

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Our approach

Our approach is to treat every individual as a person, before they are an athlete or champion. While winning is important, wellbeing and welfare comes first.

We have the same philosophy for ourselves and our staff. We invest in personal development to support the growth of every individual to ultimately deliver a better service for Welsh sport. 

All our disciplines – psychology, physiology, nutrition, strength and conditioning, physiotherapy, performance lifestyle, performance analysis, sports medicine – work together closely to ensure our work is holistic.



We run an annual Student Internship placement programme for those undertaking relevant postgraduate education. Our programme usually runs from October to August. If you would like to apply to be part of our next cohort, please speak to your postgraduate course lead.

For job vacancies, please visit our recruitment pages where you can sign up for job alerts.

Please note we are not able to offer work experience.

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