Change of role at University of South Wales for former head of football Steve Savage

USW Head of Football Steve Savage at the USW Sport Park
USW Head of Football Steve Savage at the USW Sport Park

FORMER University of South Wales head of football, Steve Savage, has been confirmed as head of sport at the institution.

London-born Savage, who grew up in Barnstaple, Devon, is now responsible for all non-academic university sport as well as managing USW Sport Park and overseeing Treforest Sport Centre.

He joined the then University of Glamorgan in 2002 when the Sport Park facilities were little more than a portacabin and student numbers only just above single figures.

The change in his role means he has relinquished the management reins of the Men’s 1st team to Lee Kendall. He was appointed USW’s first full-time head coach in January 2018.

The pair worked together last season when their side made history by becoming the first to win both the league and cup without losing a game.

Savage had previously combined his role as sport and business development manager with managing the 1st team and overseeing the other five men’s, two women’s and futsal sides.

However, his new role sees his portfolio of responsibility go beyond football. He told Callum Nixon what the changes mean.