Seven Cardiff University students will be heading to Glasgow later this month to represent ‘Team Wales’ at the Commonwealth Games.

All of the students are part of the University’s ‘High Performance Programme’ (HPP) which this year supported a record 75 students across 30 sports.

Paul Jones, Performance Sport Officer for Cardiff University Sport, said: “We are really proud of the achievements of our athletes. No Cardiff students were involved in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Four years on, we have seven current students selected to represent Wales – a record number for the University.

“This shows how Cardiff University Sport’s investment in the High Performance Programme has created an environment in which student athletes can develop and excel whilst in Higher Education. Balancing the life of a student at a Russell Group University with that of an aspiring elite athlete is far from easy and they have made many sacrifices along the way. We wish them all the best of luck in Glasgow!”

The seven students are: