The Wallace Group was formed in 2004 and today comprises seven of the top ‘sport’ universities from the United Kingdom:
- University of Durham
- Cardiff Metropolitan University
- Loughborough University
- University of Northumbria
- University of St Andrews
- University of Stirling
- University of Edinburgh
The University of Bath supports our work with a parallel sports facilities construction programme.
The group has shared a commitment to support the development of sport in Zambia through the Volunteer Zambia project and each year the universities join forces to send around 50-60 students and staff volunteers out to Zambia to support Sport in Action and key Zambian partners.
‘Volunteer Zambia‘ is a collaboration between these leading UK ‘sport’ Universities.’ Through it we have developed strong working relationships with a number of external organisations, including UK Sport, England Netball, our official charity Volunteer Zambian Foundation, our key Zambian partner, the NGO Sport in Action and the Zambian government.
We exploit the academic and professional prowess across our institutions to provide expertise across a number of different fields in order to help build capacity and ensure the projects, structures and practices we support are sustainable.