Our stadiums and facilities for competing are world-class, so we are able to host major international sporting events to the highest standard. Need a little more convincing? Look at our track record and you’ll see our popularity increasing year on year:
The quality of our training facilities in Wales, along with the friendly welcome, encourages many international teams to choose Wales for their Pre-Games or Pre- Tournament Training Camps.
- The #RoadToCardiff …Cardiff hosted both the men’s and the women’s Champions League Finals in 2017
- Wales was the 1999 Rugby World Cup host nation
- FA Cup Finals were played at Principality Stadium between 2000-2006
- Sell-out Ashes Tests in 2009 & 2015 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 were held at the Sophia Gardens Cardiff Stadium
- Ryder Cup in 2010, the third largest sporting event in the world was hosted at the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
- The IPC Athletics European Championships were held in Swansea in 2014
- Extreme Sailing Series has returned to Cardiff for 6 years and will return again this year. We will host the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race in May/June.
- 8 games of the England Rugby World Cup 2015 were hosted in Principality Stadium
- Wales Rally GB is one of the rounds of the FIA World Rally
- Autumn International and RBS Six Nations rugby matches are played in Principality Stadium every year
24 separate national training camps based themselves throughout Wales in 2012, to prepare in high quality pre-Games training facilities for both Olympic and Paralympic Games. Involving nearly 850 athletes, coaches and support staff and providing its own unique legacy with many countries returning year on year to benefit from the world-class facilities here in Wales.
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