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    May 17, 2024

University of Wales Trinity Saint David Regional Academy Spotlight

In the last of our Regional Academy spotlights, we focus on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Regional Academy, their motivation, and the skills that Head Coach Nicole Howells is teaching her athletes.

In the heart of Carmarthen, at the UWTSD Sports Centre, budding athletes train every Saturday, driven by their passion for sports and the pursuit of excellence. This is where the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) Regional Academy comes to life, a hub of dedication and talent, shaping the future stars of sports.

Under the stewardship of Head Coach Nicole Howells, the academy has recently focused its efforts on transitional work and ball retention. Nicole reflects on the past month, highlighting the players’ growth as they implemented these skills in game situations, honing their decision-making abilities along the way. Fixture matches against Bridgend RA provided the perfect platform for players to put their training into action, emphasising the competitive edge instilled within the academy.

The UWTSD Regional Academy isn’t just about training sessions; it’s a community where athletes thrive, supported by a sense of camaraderie and mutual respect. Whether they’re seasoned players or newcomers, each individual brings a unique energy to the court, embodying professionalism and dedication. Nicole expresses her admiration for the commitment displayed by these athletes, acknowledging the inspiring journey they embark on collectively.

About The University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) itself is not just a university; it’s an institution with a rich history and a forward-looking vision. Established in 1822, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David holds the distinction of being the birthplace of higher education in Wales, with a Royal Charter dating back to 1828. Over the years, it has evolved into a dynamic institution with campuses across Swansea, Carmarthen, Lampeter, Cardiff, London, and Birmingham, offering a diverse range of educational opportunities.

As part of the UWTSD Group, which includes constituent colleges like Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is committed to transforming education and, in turn, the lives of individuals and communities. The recent launch of the University of Wales Technical Institutes (UWTI) further underscores UWTSD’s dedication to providing innovative, employer-led training and education, ensuring that learners are equipped with the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David Regional Academy isn’t just about sports; it’s about nurturing talent, fostering dedication, and instilling values that extend far beyond the playing field. It’s a testament to the power of community and the transformative potential of education, embodying UWTSD’s mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of its students and the world at large.

If you would like to find out more about the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, head to their website or follow them on their Instagram or Facebook accounts using the names below:

  • Instagram:   @academy_of_sport_uwtsd 
  • Facebook:   Academy of Sport UWTSD 

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