The Sport Wales National Centre
() is a sports facility in Cardiff
, Wales, set up to assist the development of elite athletes in Wales. The Centre, owned and operated by Sport Wales
, was established by the then Sports Council for Wales in 1971 as the National Sports Centre for Wales. Renamed the Welsh Institute of Sport in 1994, it has been known as the Sport Wales National Centre since April 2010.
The Centre has indoor sports halls located in Sophia Gardens
called the Main Hall, which opened 30 October 1971.
Several governing bodies of sports in Wales
are based at the Centre.
- Table Tennis
- Martial Arts
- Indoor football
- It hosts the International Badminton Welsh Open every year in December
Welsh national teams at the Centre
Welsh national teams that train at the Sport Wales National Centre include:
Governing bodies of sports in Wales at the Centre
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