UWTSD links up with Football Aid 2019


Sports Therapy students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) were fortunate enough to be a part of Swansea City Football Club’s recent Football Aid 2019 event.

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Football Aid raises significant funds for a host of charity and community projects on a regional, national and international scale and it was an honour for UWTSD students to be involved with this year’s event at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.

The first-year BSc Sports Therapy students gained some extremely valuable hands-on experience and were able to consolidate their newly gained skills to deliver high quality pre and post event care – with the players, including professional footballers and formers Swans players - taking full advantage of the care on offer.

Third-year students were able to show off their taping and strapping skills and were also on standby during the game, confidently equipped with the knowledge and practical skills they’d gained during their sports trauma management module.

“We were delighted to team up with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David for our annual charity football match at the Liberty Stadium, and we are extremely grateful to Charley Keen, and her team for their professionalism, practical advice and active contribution on the day,” said Richard Milne, Events Manager at Football Aid.  “We look forward to continuing this relationship, and working with Charley and the University again in the near future.”

UWTSD’s Sports Therapy lecturers were delighted that their students had been asked to take part in a high profile event that allowed them to gain significant practical experience.

"UWTSD’s Sports Therapy department publicly want to thank Football Aid and Swansea City FC for their warm hospitality and for allowing our students to work alongside them in a professional and friendly environment,” said Kate Evans, Sports Therapy Programme Director.

As the only Sport Therapy degree in Wales accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, the programme is designed to educate competent practitioners in all aspects of Sports Therapy.  Upon graduating, students have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to work as part of a team or independently as a Graduate Sports Therapist.   During their degree programmes, students also gain the skills required to conduct fitness and health assessments and will have the opportunity to qualify as gym instructors and personal trainers.

For further information about the BSc Sports Therapy degree programme offered at UWTSD, please visit https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/bsc-sport-therapy/

Further Information

For further information, please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Principal Communications and PR Officer on 01267 676908 / 07449 998476 sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk