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29 May 2015

Welsh Netball Chair's Message

It is with regret that I have to inform members that Alun Davies, CEO tendered his resignation over the weekend. Alun has enjoyed his time with Welsh Netball and I would like to thank him on behalf of the board for his contribution and Welsh Netball look forward to working with Alun on special projects in the future. Arrangements will now be put in place to ensure that the continuity of the growth of Welsh Netball will continue. I am happy to answer any questions members may have.

  Catherine Lewis

Chair of Welsh Netball

 

29 May 2015

Wales play England in Pre World Cup Warm up Game

  As part of Wales build up to the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia in August 2015, Welsh Netball are excited to be able to offer an opportunity for our supporters to come and watch our 12 players selected to represent Wales play England in Merthyr on Wednesday 8th July.

This is a rare opportunity to witness Welsh players competing against current ANZ and English International players in Wales and the perfect opportunity for supporters to give the Welsh team a passionate Welsh send off.  

Tickets are available to purchase from ticketline now.

For more information about this game download the poster below.

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Coach Education Workshops with Trish Wilcox (Head of Elite Performance)

This is an exciting opportunity to attend coach development workshops delivered by our newly appointed Head of Elite Performance, Trish Wilcox.

The 3 workshops are open to all Welsh Netball Level 1 & Level 2 affiliated coaches covering technical and tactical aspects.

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27 May 2015

Central South Camps - Coaches Wanted

Do you love coaching netball? And have free time this summer? Then why not get paid for it also...

Check out how to apply below:

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Coaching Opportunity for New Education Programme with Cardiff City FC Foundation

Welsh Netball are excited to announce a new Education and Netball programme that will be starting from September for 16-18 year olds as offered by Cardiff City Foundation. Please click the advert below for more details.

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Job Description

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Welsh Netball Primary School Finals

Congratulations to Ysgol Bro Eirwg winning the Primary School Finals in Cardiff and to Tywyn Primary for coming Runners up.

  To see the full results click below:

Pool 1 Results
Pool 2 Results

Semi Finals & Final Results

22 May 2015

Welsh Netball Supporting Gemau Cymru

Please see link below for details regarding Development Hub

Gemau Cymru 2015 - Cardiff University Talybont

Gemau Cymru

19 May 2015

Are you Interested in Helping to Shape the future of Welsh Netball -

Commercial Panel Opportunity

Are you interested in helping to shape the future of Welsh Netball, for further information, please click on the link below

for role specifics on an Exciting Opportunity for a Volunteer Position Supporting

the Welsh Netball Board of Directors on the Commerical Panel.

Commercial Panel Role

 

13 May 2015

Wales Open Squad ready for Belfast

After completing thorough and intense preparations over recent weeks, the Wales Netball Open squad travel to Antrim, Belfast this week to compete at a very challenging Netball Europe (14-17 May).  Netball Europe is an opportunity for Wales to pit their talents against some of the world’s best before  all focus turns to the Netball World Championships in Australia this coming August.

The squad of 12 players selected for Netball Europe, will experience an intense few days that include games against Northern Ireland, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, England, Scotland.  This is a gruelling event that will see teams playing matches on each day of the 4-day tournament as well as a double header day where teams will play two rivals in one day.  This is sure to test the mantle and endurance for each team and in particular Wales who will face England and South Africa on Saturday 16 May.  Wales start their campaign off against Northern Ireland on the opening day, and then face Trinidad and Tobago on Friday and round off the tournament on Sunday with what will be a tough match versus Celtic Rivals, Scotland.

Trish Wilcox, Head Coach is looking forward to the tournament and says:

‘We are all looking forward to the Netball Europe competition, and the challenges it presents the players and management. It will be a great opportunity to face the calibre of the teams we will play at the tournament and great preparation for the upcoming World Cup in August’.

Live coverage of the event is available online at http://netballeurope.com or http://netball.org.

13 May 2015

Welsh Netball Confirm Management Team for World Championships

Trish Wilcox, Head Coach, is pleased to confirm and announce the management team that will take the 12-man Welsh Netball squad to the World Championships.  The management team are, Donna Crossman (Team Manager), Chris Lewis (Primary Care), Sam Marshall (Performance Analyst), Mel Tuckwell (Technical Adviser).

Supporting the squad with their preparations during this lead in period whilst at home will be Christopher Lewis and Fionn McPartlin (Strength & Conditioning), Tom Maynard (Nutrition) and Tom Williams providing Sports Psychology support that is aligned to his PhD studies at Cardiff Metropolitan.

Quote from Alun Davies, Welsh Netball CEO:

‘We are all looking ahead to an exciting period for Welsh Netball, it will certainly be a  challenging tournament but everyone is working hard towards putting in the required performances that will show the pride and ‘Calon’ in representing Wales and rewarding the hard work put in over the last 6 months. The squad is an exciting mix of experience along with youth and plenty of energy’.

The World Championships are being hosted in Australia and will be played across 7 – 14 August.    Supporters are encouraged to show your support for your team by sending messages, photos to them via welshnetball@welshnetball.com  and via our social media platforms @WelshNetball

Wales’ match schedule and all games can be accessed on http://nwc2015.com.au/About/Competition-Schedule

Live coverage of the World Championships will be televised by Sky Sports during the event.

11 May 2015

Coach Education Workshops with Trish Wilcox (Head of Elite Performance)

This is an exciting opportunity to attend coach development workshops delivered by our newly appointed Head of Elite Performance, Trish Wilcox.

The 3 workshops are open to all Welsh Netball Level 1 & Level 2 affiliated coaches covering technical and tactical aspects.

To find out more Information and apply Click here

 

1 May 2015

Netball Europe Open Championships 2015

May14 - 17, 2015 Antrim Forum, Belfast

LIVE COVERAGE ANNOUNCED

Netball Europe Open Championships - News Release

30th April 2015

Senior Netball Europe Squad Announcement

Following a very competitive trial, training camps and training sessions a final squad of 12 players have been selected to represent Wales for Netball Europe in Belfast from 14th May - 17th May 2015. The senior squad will represent Wales in a new look Netball Europe where a Championship and Plate are on offer. Wales will be competing in the championship where they will face the other home Nations as well as South Africa and Trinidad & Tobago.

Congratulations to the following players on your Selection for Netball Europe 2015.

Name
Chelsea Lewis
Emma Thomas
Sara Bell
Georgia Rowe
Nichola James
Kyra Jones
Suzy Drane
Bethan Dyke
Fern Davies
Rosie Pretorious
Lateisha Kidner
Kelly Morgan

To check out the Netball Europe fixtures download below.

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Cardiff City Netball & Education

Welsh Netball Supports Cardiff City FC Foundation Education Programme

To learn more about Cardiff City FC Foundations new Netball & Education Programme as supported by Welsh Netball. Go along to the Opening Evening on Wednesday 6th May, 4-8pm at Cardiff City House of Sport.

·         Access a high quality coaching Programme supported by Welsh Netball.

·         Develop and advance to a higher level of competing whilst gaining a BTEC Level 3 Diploma (3 A-Level equivalent) in sport (Performance & Excellence).

·         For more information contact education@cardiffcityfc.co.uk or complete Education EOI

·         This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to have more contact time with a sport they love whilst progressing their education.

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27th April 2015

U13 National Clubs Results

Congratulations to Penybont Dragons winning the cup at this weekend’s U13 National Clubs in Merthyr and to Eastside who came runners up.

  To see the full results click below:

Pool A Results
Pool B Results
Pool C Results

Knockout Results
Players of the Championship

 

U11 National Clubs Results

Congratulations to North Dragons winning the cup at this weekend’s U11 National Clubs in Merthyr and to Llantrisant for coming Runners up.

  To see the full results click below:

Pool A Results
Pool B Results

Semi Finals & Final Results
Players of the Championship

 

Scotland Netball CEO Vacancy

Scotland Netball is looking for a highly committed and values-driven Chief Executive to succeed our current CEO who retires in September this year. If your interested in applying please download further details below.

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24th April 2015

Invitation To Tender (ITT)

Welsh Netball Association is calling for interested organisations to an ' Invitation To Tender' for team wear and clothing (Performance & Community) - this includes the provision of team wear and clothing for National Playing Squads, Celtic Dragons, Welsh Netball Staff and regional / community environments.

Tender document, including scope, timeframe and selection criteria, can be downloaded here or obatined directly from:

Alun Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Welsh Netball.

Alun.davies@welshnetball.com

The Tender opens on 24 April 2015 and closing date is 18:00 on 22 May 2015.

Invitation to Tender

 

20th April 2015

U15 National Clubs Championships

Congratulations to Treforus 2 winning the cup at this weekend’s U15 National Clubs in Cardiff and to Cwmbran for winning the plate competition.

  To see the full results click below:

Pool A Results
Pool B Results
Pool C Results

Pool D Results

Knockout Results

Senior Inter Area Results

Congratulations to Cardiff & Vale for winning Division A and Afan Nedd Tawe Division B Senior Inter Area Competition held in Cwmbran last weekend.

To see the full results click below:

Division A Results
Division B Results

UKCC Level 2 Course

We still have spaces available for the upcoming UKCC Level 2 Coaching course taking place in Newport this May. If you'd like more information or to book on click here

 

17th April 2015

Wales Open Squad Announcement

Welsh Netball has pleasure in announcing the 20 player Welsh Open Long Squad.

Following an extremely competative trial process the selection panel will now have their work cut out when 12 from this group will be announced at the end of April to compete at Netball Europe in Belfast in May.

1. Chelsea Lewis

2. Chloe James

3. Eleanor Roberts

4. Emma Thomas

5. Georgia Rowe

6. Sara Bell

7. Sioned Hiscocks

8. Bethan Dyke

9. Carly Lewis

10. Cathy Bastian

11. Harriet Skinner

12. Kyra Jones

13. Nichola James

14. Suzy Drane

15. Fern Davies

16. Kelly Morgan

17. Lateisha Kidner

18. Rebecca Oatley

19. Rosie Pretorius

20. Steph Myddelton

27th March 2015

Coach Education Workshops with Trish Wilcox (Head of Elite Performance)

This is an exciting opportunity to attend coach development workshops delivered by our newly appointed Head of Elite Performance, Trish Wilcox.

The 3 workshops are open to all Welsh Netball Level 2 affiliated coaches covering technical and tactical aspects.

To find out more Information and apply click here

 

27th March 2015

Welsh Netball Office Closure

Due to a staff training day the head office will be closed on Tuesday 31st March 2015.

The office will re-open as usual on Wednesday 1st April from 10am.

 

27th March 2015

Senior Welsh Preliminary Trials

Trials will be held on Sunday 12th April at Sport Wales National Centre.

Download the attached application form. .

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27th March 2015

NEW! Easter Netball Camps for 6-8 Year Olds

Exciting new opportunity for young aspiring netballers to learn basic netball skills whilst having fun.

8 - 9 Year Old Netball Camps - Information and Booking Form

24th March 2015

Ann Smart & President Cup Results

Congratulations to Cardiff High School winning this year’s Ann Smart Competition and to Brynteg Comprehensive for winning this year’s Presidents Cup competition.

  For full details of the results and player of the championships see below.

Ann Smart Results
Presidents Cup Results
Team players of the tournament

19th March 2015

Easter Netball Camps

If you're interested in improving your netball skills and would like the opportunity to be coached by current Welsh International & Celtic Dragons players, come along to our Easter Netball Camps.

For more information and to download a booking form click below

U11 & U13 Netball Camps - Information and Booking Form

U15 Best you can be Camps - Information and Booking Form

 

19th March 2015

Welsh Netball Press Release

Welsh Netball are delighted to be teaming up with official London 2012 legacy charity Join In, to launch a new volunteering programme in North West Wales.

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Join In and the Local Leaders Programme Information – What you Need to Know?

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19th March 2015

Cwrs Hyfforddi Pêl Rwyd - Netball Starting Out Course

If your interested in getting involved with coaching, book onto the below starting out course.

Wednesday 1st April
10am - 2pm
Ysgol Gyfun Sandfields, Port Talbot

For more information click here or contact Aled Lewis on - aledlewis@urdd.org

12th March 2015

Wales Assistant Coach Position

To find out more information regarding the above post please click here to download.

  Application to be received by Friday 27th March 2015 and sent to Trish Wilcox (Head of Elite Performance) on trish.wilcox@welshnetball.com

10th March 2015

CEO Message to Members

Please click below to download the recent CEO message to Welsh Netball members.

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9th March 2015

Wales secure 3rd in U17's Netball Europe

Wales U17's recently took part in U17 Netball Europe championships held in Hull last weekend. Wales took to the court against Scotland in their opening game and after a close and tense encounter which saw Wales up 19-16 at half time but eventually narrowly losing by 41-35. Next up on Saturday 7th March Wales bounced back to come out on top winning 46 – 37 against Northern Ireland. The final game of the weekend saw us take on England on Sunday afternoon. This encounter was always going to be difficult with England undefeated so far. Our players gave it everything with passages of play that definitely made England work hard for their victory, the final score line showing an England win 77 - 24.

  Wales securing a 3rd place finish in this year’s U17 Netball Europe championships, well done to all players and Management involved.

To read the full report click here

25th February 2015

Welsh Netball Office Closure

Due to the upcoming Sold out Celtic Dragons game taking place in Deeside, North Wales, the head office will be closed from 11am on Friday 25th February 2015.

We apologies for any inconvenience. The office will re-open again from 10am on Monday 2nd March.

 

25th February 2015

Celtic Dragons v Team Bath Game - Sold Out

 

25th February 2015

Watch Club Netball on TV!

Tune in to Sky channel 134, Freeview channel 23 & Virgin channel 159 on Thursday evenings at 9pm to watch Left Field Right Pitch.

Recent coverage can also be found on Youtube. To see the latest coverage of Central Vets v Central A click here

24th February 2015

Tiny Tots Netball - Carmarthen

New Tiny tots netball session for 5-7 year olds in Carmarthen Leisure Centre. If your interested contact Lyn Ryland - West Wales Development officer for more details.

Tiny Tots Netball Flyer - here

23rd February 2015

Wales U17's Netball Europe Squad Named

Congratulations to the following players who have been selected to represent Wales at the upcoming U17 Netball Europe competition to be held in Hull from March 6th - 8th 2015.

Name
Position
Region
Megan Baker-Rees (Co-Capt)
WD/GD
Afan Nedd Tawe
Chloe Dyke (Co-Capt)
C/WD
Glamorgan Valleys
Carys Allen
GK/GD
Cardiff & Vale
Elizabeth Birchurst
GD/GK
Cardiff & Vale
Jade Bolderson
GS/GA
Cardiff & Vale
Meghanne Davies
WA/C
Glamorgan Valleys
Morgan Ireland
C/WD
Afan Nedd Tawe
Evie O'Connor
GA/WA
South East
Emma Roberts
GA/WA
Cardiff & Vale
Leila Thomas
GK/GD
South East
Emily Viggers
C/WD
Cardiff & Vale
Miquie Walker Jones
GS/GA
Afan Nedd Tawe

20th February 2015

Welsh Netball AGM

Welsh Netball will hold its annual AGM on Saturday 9th May 2015, 10am at Llandarcy Academy of Sport - Skewen, Neath, Neath Port Talbot, SA10 6FJ.

The position of Chair, Vice Chair and Vice President are up for re-election at this year's AGM. Nomination forms for these positions are to be completed and returned to the Welsh Netball office by Saturday 28th March.

To download a nomination form click here

20th February 2015

Cara-Lea Moseley Announces Retirement from Wales & Celtic Dragons

Wales and Celtic Dragons Shooter Cara-Lea Moseley has today announced her immediate retirement from all Netball.

Cara-Lea made the agonising decision following consultation with her family, close network and Welsh Netball personnel.

Cara-Lea, with 51 caps for Wales, has committed herself fully to the sport over the past 15 years and with a change in her professional career / work feels it is the right time to make this announcement.

Cara-Lea stated ‘I would like to thank everyone at Welsh Netball and Celtic Dragons for all their support as it has been an amazing journey. I have full confidence that the performance environment being created by Trish Wilcox will support the group of players to improve and continue to perform at the highest level in the short and long term.’

Welsh Netball CEO Alun Davies stated ‘Retirement is a tough time for any sporting athlete and we will support Cara-Lea through this transition. On behalf of all at Welsh Netball we wish her well in her professional career and the netball family acknowledge her vast contribution to both Wales and the Celtic Dragons during her career.’

Cara-Lea’s Playing Accolades:

World Cup 2007, 2011

Netball Europe 2007-2014

Nations Cup winners 2010

Northern Cup winners 2014

Netball Tri Series Cook Islands 2012

Commonwealth Games 2014

  Celtic Dragons would like to Introduce Eleanor Roberts as a replacement, a young up & coming Shooter who has represented her country at U17, U19 & Wales A. We look forward to welcoming her into the squad.

 

18th February 2015

Coach Education Update

Welsh Netball would like to make all potential education candidates aware that courses must be booked on or before the closing dates given.

Unfortunately much needed courses are having to be cancelled due to lack of candidates.

We would like to urge all those people wishing to attend any course to book on as soon as possible to prevent any further courses being cancelled.

Please see change of date for the B Award Course and extended deadline date for the Q award umpiring course here.

12th February 2015

Best you Can Be Camps - Strike Back

This February Half terms see's best you can be camps re-launched with top quality coaching from current international players Nia Jones and Chelsea Lewis.

  For more information and how to book - click here

4th February 2015

U14 & U16 Inter-Area Championship Results

Congratulations to ANT A and B teams winning this year’s Inter-area A and B championships in North Wales. To see the full results and player of the championships for U14's seen below.

U14 A Results
U14 B Results
Team players of the tournament

Congratulations to Cardiff & Vale A for winning the U16 2015 Inter-area championships and well done to ANT B for winning the U16 B Championships in Bangor last weekend. To see the full results and player of the championships for U16's seen below.

U16 A Results
U16 B Results
Team players of the tournament

4th February 2015

Congratulations Tia Meddick

Congratulations to Tia who recently completed and passed her C Award Umpiring, this means Tia has become the youngest C award umpire in Wales. Well done Tia from all at Welsh Netball.

4th February 2015

Wales announce Tasmania as their World Cup Preperation Training Base

In preparation for the upcoming Netball World Cup in Sydney this summer, Wales along with Scotland will be based in Tasmania from July 26th to August 4th for their final preparations.

  To read more about Wales’s preparation on the lead up to the World Cup click here.

16th January 2015

Sad News

Mike Wadsworth passed away on 30th December. You may recall Mike provided sports massage services to the senior squad players and the umpires about 10 years ago, where he would ‘set up camp’ in a room in WIS and the players and umpires would book in for massages between matches! Mike also attended most of the major events in and around Wales providing such a support service.

  Welsh Netball offers their sincere condolences to Mike's family at this sad time.

13th January 2015

A & B Test Paper Update

Written Assessment paper applications are now closed for 14th and 15th February. There will be one exam held in Wrexham and Cardiff.

Next available dates are the weekend of 9th and 10th May. Deadline for this paper is Friday 10th April, 4pm. This will be the last opportunity until November.

5th January 2015

Congratulations to Alison Davies & Alison Smith

Welsh Netball would like to congratulate Alison Davies and Alison Smith on their recent appointments to umpire at U17 Netball Europe to be held in Hull from 6th – 8th March 2015.

Jan Aikhionbare will also be a member of the Umpire Appointments Panel at the event.

Congratulations to all and we wish them a successful competition.

5th January 2015

Wales & Celtic Dragon Team Manager Appointments

Welsh Netball wish to announce the appointments of Rhian Humphreys (Celtic Dragons) and Donna Crossman (Senior Wales Team) as Team Managers for the respective teams. We would all like to wish them well in their posts and look forward to exciting campaigns during 2015.

5th January 2015

Q Umpiring Course in Llangranog

There will be a Q umpiring course running on Saturday 31st January 2015 in Llangranog. If you'd like to attend please click here to book.

  5th January 2015

A & B Umpire Test Paper Information

Netball Europe A and B Written Assessment paper (14th/15th February 2015)

  If you are interested in sitting this paper and have attended the relevant Level 1 or 2 Umpiring Course please can you complete the application form here and send into Welsh Netball Office, Sport Wales National Centre, along with your payment of £15.00.

Please note that you must be affiliated to Welsh Netball in order to be eligible to sit the paper.

All applications must be received by no later than FRIDAY 9th JANUARY 2015, 5PM.

An acknowledgement email will be sent to you upon receipt of your application and payment.

 

5th January 2015

Bench Officials Course

Would you like to become a bench official and help officiate at a Celtic Dragons Super league game or Welsh International game?

If so, sign up to our bench officials course by competing the attached form.

Bench Officials Course
Date: Friday 16th January 2015
Venue: Sport Wales National Centre

Time: 6-8pm
Course Cost: Free (refreshments will be provided)

5th January 2015

UKCC Level 1 Course in St Asaph - Spaces still Available

North Wales UKCC Level One Course is filling up fast – please reserve your places as soon as possible. The cut-off date for applications and payment is Tuesday 6th January 2015.

First Day – Saturday 24th January 2015 - 9am-6pm

Second Day – Saturday 28th February 2015 – 9am-6pm

Course Tutors: Anneka O’Connor and Lucy Murray-Williams

Venue details: St Asaph Leisure Centre, Upper Denbigh Road, St Asaph, Clwyd LL17 0RP

Cost: £150 Welsh Netball Affiliate / £180 Non Welsh Netball Affiliate

5th January 2015

Welsh Netball would like to wish all members, players, sponsors, supporters and staff a very Happy New Year.

16th December 2014

Celtic Dragons Squad Announcement

Trish Wilcox is pleased to announce the 2015 NSL Celtic Dragons Superleague Squad.

Congratulations to all players selected.

Suzy Drane
Nia Jones
Kelly Morgan
Stephanie Williams
Bethan Dyke
Carly Lewis
Steph Myddelton
Sophie Morgan
Chelsea Lewis
Sara Bell
Nic James
Cara Lea Moseley
Cathy Bastian
Emma Thomas

Lateisha Kidner

16th December 2014

Celtic Dragon Tickets Now Available

http://welshnetball.ticketline.co.uk

http://celticdragonsnetball.com/tickets.php

http://www.ticketline.co.uk/netball-superleague-celtic-dragons#bio

 

16th December 2014

Office Closure

The Welsh Netball office will be closed on Friday 19th December from 16:00pm. We will re-open as normal on Monday 5th January 2015 at 10am.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Members a Very Happy Christmas & A Happy New Year.

16th December 2014

UKCC Level 1 - St Asaph

North Wales UKCC Level One Course is filling up fast – please reserve your places as soon as possible. The cut-off date for applications and payment is Tuesday 6th January 2015.

First Day – Saturday 24th January 2015 - 9am-6pm

Second Day – Saturday 28th February 2015 – 9am-6pm

Course Tutors: Anneka O’Connor and Lucy Murray-Williams

 

Venue details: St Asaph Leisure Centre, Upper Denbigh Road, St Asaph, Clwyd LL17 0RP

 

Cost: £150 Welsh Netball Affiliate / £180 Non Welsh Netball Affiliate

 

Please note, we would like to make you aware that Welsh Netball head office will be closed for Christmas break from Friday 19th December until Monday 5th January 2015. This could affect our response time in confirming your place on the above course.

We look forward to welcoming all future coaches on the 24th January.

15th December 2014

U17 National Club Championship Results

Congratulations to Central for winning this years U17 National Club Chamiponships.

To see the results and players of the tournament click below

Pool A Results
Pool B Results
Knock Out Stage Results

Team players of the tournament

 

11th December 2014

Wales Select Squad to face England

The Wales Select squad for the upcoming International against England on Sunday 14th December at the Liverpool Echo Arena has now been announced following selection trials held this week.

Once again Suzy Drane will captain this exciting young side into the upcoming test international against England with Nia Jones supporting as vice captain for the first time.

Pulling the Welsh dress on for their first Senior International test are Lateisha Kidner, Fern Davies, Sarah Llewelyn, Cathy Bastian and Sara Bell. Also back in the Welsh dress is Sophie Morgan and Stephanie Williams.

Full Welsh Select Squad to face England this Sunday:

Suzy Drane (C), Nia Jones (VC), Lateisha Kidner, Fern Davies, Stephanie Williams, Cathy Bastian, Sophie Morgan, Bethan Dyke, Kyra Jones, Sarah Llewelyn, Chelsea Lewis and Sara Bell.

 

Bench Officials Course

Would you like to become a bench official and help officiate at a Celtic Dragons Super league game or Welsh International game?

If so, sign up to our bench officials course by competing the attached form.

Bench Officials Course
Date: Friday 16th January 2015
Venue: Sport Wales National Centre

Time: 6-8pm
Course Cost: Free (refreshments will be provided)

1st December 2014

U18 Inter-Area Competition Results

Congratulations to ANT for winning this years U18 Inter-area competition.

To see the results and players of the tournament click below

Pool A Results
Pool B Results
Knock Out Stage Results

Team players of the tournament

 

28th November 2014

Celtic Dragons Squad for Mike Greenwood Tournament

Congratulations to the following players selected to represent the Celtic Dragons in this weekend Mike Greenwood Tournament in Manchester.

Fern Davies
Lateisha Kidner
Kelly Morgan
Elizabeth Penfold
Stephanie Williams
Nia Jones
Suzy Drane
Bethan Dyke
Carly Lewis
Katie Llewellyn
Sophie Morgan
Chelsea Lewis
Sarah Llewellyn
Beth Millar
Georgia Rowe

27th November 2014

Notification of General Meeting

A general meeting will be held on Wednesday 17th December, 8pm at Sport Wales National Centre.

Sophia Suite 2.

  Click here for the agenda.

26th November 2014

Wales Select play England A in Liverpool

Wales select will take on England A in a pre-season warm up game prior to the England v Malawi International on Sunday 14th December, 2:30pm @ Liverpool's Echo Arena.

If you'd like tickets to watch Wales Select v England and England v Malawi click here.

 

Ball Girls/Boys needed for Celtic Dragons Home Fixtures

Teams of ball girls and boys are needed for the Celtic Dragons home fixtures.

Do members of your club/team want to have the best seats in the house to watch the Celtic Dragons? And for free?

Teams should be made up of 8-10 youngsters aged 10+ years and be accompanied by an adult to supervise them. They will be required to sit courtside and retrieve the ball when it is out of court. They will wear their team netball kit and must be able to sit still and be attentive during the netball match.

If your team is interested please email: welshnetball@welshnetball.com

24th November 2014

Senior National Clubs Results

Congratulations to CTK for winning this years Senior National Clubs competition.

To see the results and players of the tournament click below

Pool A Results
Pool B Results
Knock Out Stage Results

Team players of the tournament

17th November 2014

Wales & Celtic Dragons Long Squads Announced

Congratulations to the following players for being selected as part of the Wales and Celtic Dragons Long Squads following the trials held on Sunday 16th November.

Wales Long Squad 2014-2015
Celtic Dragons Long Squad 2014-2015

Wales & Celtic Dragons Management Vacancies

If you'd like to be a part of the National Team and Celtic dragons for the forthcoming 2014-2015 season please see our current vacancies:

Wales Assistant Coach - Job Description
Wales Team Manager - Job Description
Celtic Dragons Team Manager - Job Description

To see the team management advert and how to apply click here

Powys to hold Guinness World Record attempt as part of Netball November

Powys will be holding a Guinness World record attempt for the most goals scored in an hour on Sunday 30th November at 11am. For more information or to go along and help achieve the record contact Del Thomas on Del.Thomas@welshnetball.com

World Record details

11th November 2014

North East Netball Newsletter

To read click here

10th November 2014

A & B Umpire Test Paper Information

Netball Europe A and B Written Assessment paper (14th/15th February 2015)

  If you are interested in sitting this paper and have attended the relevant Level 1 or 2 Umpiring Course please can you complete the application form here and send into Welsh Netball Office, Sport Wales National Centre, along with your payment of £15.00.

Please note that you must be affiliated to Welsh Netball in order to be eligible to sit the paper.

All applications must be received by no later than FRIDAY 9th JANUARY 2015, 5PM.

An acknowledgement email will be sent to you upon receipt of your application and payment.

6th November 2014

Celtic Dragons to play MGT Pre-Season Tournament

Celtic Dragons will play Manchester Thunder, Yorkshire Jets, Team Northumbria, Loughborough Lightning and the Scottish Thistles in a pre-season Superleague tournament at the Manchester Thunderdome on Saturday 29th November.

If you'd like to support our players and get the #greenarmy started for the forthcoming season you can buy tickets from

http://tickets.sky.com/seats/Mike-Greenwood-Trophy:-pre-season-Superleague-tournament

29th October 2014

Netball November

Remember, remember Netball November…

  Welsh Netball is presenting Netball November for the first time. During the month of November we are re-creating the calendar to become as netball focussed as possible hosting twenty two Local Authority events and eight regional events across Wales within the thirty days of November.

Netball November is to be used as a platform for all of the Welsh Netball family to come together in raising awareness for our game and providing new opportunities.

We understand that as an organisation there is much work to do. However, there is also not enough recognition of the great work that takes place week in week out, on and off the court by our committed Welsh Netball family. Netball November is our time to congratulate one another and continue to build upon the great work in order to; promote existing netball events, develop new netball opportunities and provide new exit routes to make netball a sustainable sport.

 
You can join in the fun by sharing; what is happening in your area, club, school, organisation by hash tagging #netballnovember and/or contacting your Regional Netball Development Officer for more information.

You can see what's happening on our Facebook page - Welsh Netball or Twitter - @WelshNetball

To see the Netball November Calendar click here or contact your Regional Netball Development officer for your Regional Calendar

Regional Netball November Calendars:

Glamorgan Valleys Calendar
North East Calendar
Cardiff & Vale Calendar

North West Calendar

West Wales & ANT Calendar

Powys Calendar

 

28th October 2014

Welsh Netball appoint new Chief Executive

Click here to find out more

 

Challenge Cup Competition - Match Report

Local Glamorgan Valleys and Cardiff & District club teams took on touring New Hall school from Essex last weekend. For more information on the event and to see the match report click here.

23rd October 2014

Wales 'select' squad announce for Storm fixture

Click here for full story

 

22nd October 2014

Welsh Netball announce Head of Elite Performance

Click here for full story

 

21st October 2014

Wales & Celtic Dragons Pre-Season Games Announced

Wales Select v Surrey Storm - @ Surrey Sports Park, Saturday 25th October 2014

Celtic Dragons - @ Mike Greenwood Trophy Tournament, Manchester, Saturday 29th November 2014

 

15th October 2014

Trials for Wales and Celtic Dragons

Wales and Celtic Dragons Trials will take place at the House of Sport, Cardiff on

Sunday 16th November 2014 - 10-3pm,

Please click on following link for Eligibility Criteria.

Eligibility Criteria Document

In order to apply please click on the link below and submit your application

http://goo.gl/forms/jQCha7XxlN

Closing date: Monday 10th November 2014 by 5.00pm (no late applicants will be accepted)

 

15th October 2014

National Championship Handbook Released

Click here to view

14th October 2014

Netball Europe A & B Written Assessment Paper (8th/9th November 2014)

If you are interested in sitting this paper and have attended the relevant Level 1 or 2 Umpiring Course please complete the application form and send into Welsh Netball by Wednesday 29th October, 5pm at the latest.

There will be a written test organised in the North and South for either the 8 or 9th November - to be confirmed.

Affiliation to Welsh Netball is compulsory to attend this course.

Welsh U21 Squad Annoucement

Welsh Netball would like to congratulate the following 17 players for being selected for the Welsh U21 Squad for the forthcoming 2014/15 season, following their trials on Sunday 28th September at Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff.

Anna Lewis

Beth Davies

Chloe James

Chloe Maclennan

Christina Shaw

Eleanor Roberts

Elouise Skinner

Emily Holland

Fern Davies

Georgia Rowe

Harriet Skinner

Katie Llewellyn

Laura Dixon

Lois Hough

Lydia Hitchings

Rachel Evans

Sarah Llewellyn

U21 Management Team

Jo Ricketts - Head Coach

Louisa Daniell - Assistant Coach

Deb Robins - Assistant Coach

Lavina Baker - Team Manager

Welsh U17 Squad Annoucement

Welsh Netball would like to congratulate the following 18 players for being selected for the Welsh U17 Squad for the forthcoming 2014/2015 Season, following their trials on Saturday 27th September at Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff.

Anna Brindley - Cardiff & Vale

Carys Allen - Cardiff & Vale

Charlotte Naylor - North East Wales

Chloe Dyke - Glamorgan Valleys

Elizabeth Birchurst - Cardiff & Vale

Elysse Haywood - Cardiff & Vale

Emily Viggers - Cardiff & Vale

Emma Jayne Roberts - Cardiff & Vale

Evie O'Connor - South East Wales

Jade Bolderson - Cardiff & Vale

Katie Bowen - Glamorgan Valleys

Leah Harvey - Afan Nedd Tawe

Leila Thomas - South East Wales

Megan Baker-Rees - Afan Nedd Tawe

Meghanne Davies - Glamorgan Valleys

Milly Watts - Glamorgan Valleys

Miquie Walker Jones - Afan Nedd Tawe

Morgan Ireland - Afan Nedd Tawe

U17 Management Team

Wendy Lewis - Head Coach

Rhian Davies - Assistant Coach

Sarah Roberts - Team Manager

29th September 2014

Welsh Netball Chief Executive Officer Vacancy

Welsh Netball are looking to appoint a new Chief Executive. For information on the role please see Letter of Vacancy & Job description

To apply for the position please send your cv and letter of application (marked "Private and Confidential") giving your reasons why you are the right person to lead Netball in Wales to: Catherine Lewis, Chairman, Welsh Netball Association, Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW or email the Interim General Manager at jean.foster@welshnetball.com

Closing Date - 10th October 2014

CEO Resigns

‘It is with regret that I have to inform members that Mike Watson tendered his resignation over the weekend. Mike has accepted a new role in Bolton and whilst this has been an extremely difficult decision for him the role will be moving him closer to his family. Mike has enjoyed his time with Welsh Netball and I would like to thank him on behalf of the Board for his contribution during a challenging time for us as a governing body. We will advertise the role of Chief Executive as soon as possible in order to achieve a smooth transition. I am happy to answer any questions members have’

  Catherine Lewis

Chair of Welsh Netball

26th September 2014

Welsh Netball Affiliation

Welsh Netball would like to advise all members the issues with the affiliation system have now been resolved.

As per previous correspondence, as a gesture of goodwill, Welsh Netball is extending the period of affiliation fees to 10th October 2014. Thereafter the Late Penalty fee of £5 (£35 affiliation fee) will apply.

Netball World Cup - Press Release

To find out more about the top 16 Nations competing in next year's Netball World Cup click here

24th September 2014

Welsh Netball Affiliation

A big thank you to all those clubs and players who have already affiliated to Welsh Netball for 2014 – 2015 season.

You may be aware we have been experiencing a few system issues regarding the payment of affiliation fees. Our software company is currently in the throes of resolving these issues. Welsh Netball will send out a separate communication advising members when the issues have been resolved.

In the meantime, as a gesture of goodwill, Welsh Netball is extending the period of affiliation fees to 10th October 2014. Thereafter the Late Penalty fee of £5 (£35 affiliation fee) will apply.

18th September 2014

Competitions Calendar 2014 - 2015 Season

For more information click here

1st September 2014

Vale of Glamorgan Community Coach Vacancy

For more information and how to apply click here

 

Penarth Back 2 Netball

Have you been inspired by the recent Commonwealth Games? It's never too late to put your trainers back on! Come along and have a go at getting back into Netball. Click here for more details.

 

Did you know - Wales most capped players....

To see click here

29th August 2014
Welsh Netball are looking for National Squad & Regional Hub Umpires

For more information please click here

To Apply click here

15th August 2014
Welsh Netball Vacancies

The following vacancies are now being advertised

National Head Coach / Head of Elite Performance

Workforce Development Manager

To apply for either of these role, please send a CV and covering letter to:

Mike Watson

CEO Welsh Netball, SWNC, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW

or email mike.watson@welshnetball.com

The closing date for application to be recieved is Friday 5th September

Successful applicatants will be invited to interview the

week commencing 15th September

20th August 2014

Welsh Netball are looking for

National Squad and Regional Hub Umpires

Applications are now being sort for National Squad umpires

and Regional Hub umpires to assist and support

the Welsh Netball Performance Programme. Welsh Netball has

designed a new umpire selection policy and umpire pathway.

The pathway includes 3 umpiring groups based on qualification.

National Squad & Regional Hub Umpire Criteria

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18YsVTWIFkjiarkPu1gi_RB8VLsjWlf3HqxAwqC_cNu8/viewform?usp=send_form

 

19th August 2014

Application for Welsh U21 Age Group Trials

Welsh Netball will be running a Welsh U21 Team

due to changes with Netball Europe

Please read the attached document carefully and if you meet

the criteria and wish to apply then please click on the link below.

Application for Welsh U21 Trials Criteria

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VMzAbccV2MeK1_RYdfQ6_d4ePf6ZP1cduXXpAm8-9to/viewform?usp=send_form

 

 

30th July 2014
Wales Commonwealth Games Results

Wales 36 - 63 Australia

Wales 25 - 65 England

Wales 50 - 31 Trinidad & Tobago

Wales 47 - 35 Barbados

Wales 41 - 61 South Africa

Wales will be playing against Scotland or Northern Ireland for 7th & 8th Place on Friday 1st August at 9:30am.

30th July 2014
Welsh Netball Hub Management Positions

We are looking to appoint new hub management with varying positions available within the regions. If you are interested please see more information below.

Hub Coaches & Team Managers Advert

Hub Coaches & Team Managers Application Form

30th July 2014
We are looking for UAP's & Regional Umpire Mentors

For more information regarding the roles, Role Description and Application Forms Click below.

UAP & Regional Umpire Mentor Advert

UAP Role Descriptor

Regional Umpire Role Descriptor

UAP & Regional Umpire Mentor Application Form

If you would like a copy of the below documents in a Word Format please email lisa.birchall@welshnetball.com

30th July 2014
We are looking for Regional & National Selectors

For more information regarding the roles, Role Description and Application Forms Click below.

National Selector Advert

National Selector Role Descriptor

Regional Selector Role Descriptor

Regional & National Selector Application Form

If you would like a copy of the below documents in a Word Format please email lisa.birchall@welshnetball.com

23rd July 2014
Wales Supporters Party in Glasgow

We would like to inform you of a Wales & England Supporters Party being held in Glasgow on Friday 1st August.

Click here for more information

23rd July 2014
CEO Update on Membership

The 2014-2015 Season will see changes to how Welsh Netball Membership is processed. For more details click the links below.

Membership Process

Membership Fees

 

23rd July 2014
INF Magazine - Preview of Commonwealth Games

To read the latest INF Netball Magazine, previewing the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow click here

17th July 2014
BBC Confirm Coverage at Commonwealth Games

If your a Welsh fan & unable to travel to Glasgow this summer, you'll still yet the chance to watch Wales play. The BBC have confirmed that the following Welsh Games will be televised:

Thursday 24th July - Wales v Australia, 1.40pm on BBC 3

Friday 25th July - Wales v England, 12.00pm on BBC 3

Monday 28th July - Wales v Barbados, 9.30am on BBC 1/3

We like to take this opportunity to wish the players, management & backroom staff the best of luck in Glasgow.

17th July 2014
Go Wales T-shirts available to buy

If you'd like to purchase a Red Go Wales T-shirt please contact the office on 02920 334950. T-shirts are priced at £7.50 or £10.00 (with p&p)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17th July 2014
West Wales Secure Sponsorship

West Wales Netball have received a fantastic sponsorship offer from Burns Pet Nutrition Company who have bought brand new kit for our players from U13s all the way through to Seniors.

The kit was designed and made by Manhattan Marketing of Llanelli, Burns Pet Company very kindly agreed to pay for 60 dresses and 4 sets of patch bibs.

The new playing kit was worn for the first time by our squads at the Welsh Netball HUB Tournament Weekend as part of Gemau Cymru.

Founder & owner of Burns Pet Nutrition, John Burns kindly agreed to join us for some photos of the new kit – but went the extra mile and donned a West Wales playing dress just for us J what a great sport.

This playing kit is a first for a long time in West Wales, previously squads have borrowed club & schools kit in order to attend tournaments – the girls were very proud to wear their own playing kit and represent their region thanks to Burns Pet Nutrition.

A huge *Thank You* goes to John and Burns Pet Nutrition for their support of West Wales Netball – We really appreciate it .

 

 

 

11th July 2014
Welsh Netball Hub Tournament Results

Congratulations to ANT & Cardiff & Vale winning this year's Hub Tournament in partnership with Gemau Cymru.

Thank you to all the management, players, umpires, tournament referee, parents and talent selectors for your hard work during the fantastic weekend of netball.

Performance Results here
Development Pool A Results here
Development Pool B Results here

Performance Knock Out Results here
Development Knock Out Results here

Performance Top 20 Players
Development Top 20 Players

11th July 2014
Glyndŵr Summer Netball Camps

If your interested in taking part in summer netball camps at Glyndwr University see more details here

11th July 2014
Ann Smart & Presidents Cup Tournament Results

Ann Smart Results here
Presidents Cup Results here


Ann Smart Top 20 Players here
Presidents Cup Top 20 Players here

11th July 2014
Heath Angels Netball Trials

Heath Angels are holding trails on Tuesday 5th and 12th of August, at Talybont Sports Hall on North Road. Times will be between 18:30 and 21:30 on both dates.

If you'd like more information contact Georgia on georgia_cottrell@hotmail.co.uk 

7th July 2014
Central South Summer Camps

Fancy being coached by Welsh International Players during the Summer Holidays? If so, sign up to our Summer Camps now.

Click here for more details

24th June 2014
Commonwealth Games Squad Announcement

Click here for more details

23rd June 2014
Welsh Netball to Announce Commonwealth Games Squad

With the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow only 30 days away, Welsh Netball will be announcing their squad of 12 players on Tuesday (24/6/14) evening from 6pm.
The squad announcement will be made on Welsh Netball’s Twitter feed ‘@Welshnetball’ in a unique and innovative style.


Speaking about the announcement, Welsh Netball CEO Mike Watson said: ‘By announcing our squad for the Games on our most popular social media channel, we are ensuring that as many people as possible, no matter where in the world they are, can join in our excitement. The squad announcement will be innovative and will focus on what each of the players is concentrating on in their preparations.’

The full squad announcement will available on the Welsh Netball website from 7pm, with followers of the Welsh Netball Twitter Account (@welshnetball) getting a preview from 6pm.

23rd June 2014
Silent Auction

Attention all Rugby Fans - Silent Auction for George North - World Cup Worn Signed Boots and WRU South Africa Tour Signed Jersey up for grabs!

To enter email talentcoordinator.welshnetball@gmail.com with your bid & details

Highest Bidder will be contacted on Monday 14th July 2014.

Click here for more details

15th June 2014
New Netball Tots & Little Stars Netball

Netball Tots & Little Stars Netball Sessions will be starting in Penarth Leisure Centre on 19th June 2014. For more information please click here

9th June 2014
Welsh Netball Statement - Melissa Hyndman

Please see statement here

5th June 2014
Road to Top 5 - Tickets Still Available

After the Senior Teams success last weekend why not show your support and Meet your players at their Road to Top 5 Event on Friday 13th June, 6-9pm at Tiger Tiger. Enter the cake competition also.

Tickets here

Cake Competition

Performance Intern Advert

if you'd like an exciting opportunity to work within our Performance department and can provide efficient and comprehensive administrative support to ensure the smooth operational running of the Performance department.

Please click here

2nd June 2014
Wales have secured thier place at the Netball World Cup in Sydney 2015.

After a fantastic, highly competitive and contested weekend of netball between Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland, Wales have won the World Cup Qualifier Competition, securing their place in next year’s Netball World Cup.

  Congratulations to the Wales Players, Management, Staff, Volunteers and Red Army Fans for a fantastic weekend of netball!

Congratulations - Bethan Dyke

Congratulations are in order for Bethan as she secured her 1st Senior Cap for Wales during the Wales v Ireland World Cup qualifier match on Friday 30th May. Bethan went on to secure her 2nd cap during the decider match of the championships against Northern Ireland on Sunday. We are sure many more caps will follow in the years to come, well done Beth!

1st June 2014
Wales win 3rd & Final Test plus book their seats to Sydney!

Match reports for Ireland v Scotland & Northern Ireland v Wales can be viewed here

31st May 2014
Wales beat Scotland in 2nd World Cup Qualifier Test

Today's match reports for both Wales v Scotland & Northern Ireland v Ireland can be viewed here

30th May 2014
Wales Secure 1st Win in WCQ

To read the match reports from Day 1 of the World Cup Qualifiers click here

23rd May 2014
ROAD TO TOP 5 EVENT

The Wales Senior team would like to invite you to their road to top 5 event, held at Tiger Tiger, 6-9pm on Friday 13th June 2014.

The players would love your support and are looking forward to seeing you there!

Please see booking form here.

21st May 2014
Netball World Cup Qualifiers

With 8 days to go to WCQ, Wales are welcoming Ireland, Scotland & Northern Ireland to Cardiff to take compete in the World Cup Qualifiers competition. The 4 Countries will battle it out to win the European Championships and qualify for the Netball World Cup in Australia next summer.

We are delighted to announce the final 12 Welsh team selected for the WCQ as:

Suzy Drane (Captain)
Cara Lea Moseley (Vice Captain)
Rebecca James
Chelsea Lewis
Leanne Thomas
Kyra Jones
Bethan Dyke
Nichola James
Nia Jones
Stephanie Myddelton
Kelly Morgan
Ursula Pritchard (Billy Bowers)
Management
Coach - Laura Williams
Technical Adviser - Sophie Baxter
Team Manager - Wendy Pressdee Chris Lewis
Primary Carer 1 -
Chris Lewis
Primary Carer 2 - Liz Bealing

Tickets are still available and can be purchased through ticketline. To get yours now click the link http://welshnetball.ticketline.co.uk/netball-world-cup-qualifiers#bio

Due to on-going personal circumstances with Welsh Netball Head Coach Melissa Hyndman, Laura Williams will be leading the coaching team into these European Championships.

 

Best you can Be Camp - ANT
Afan Nedd Tawe are holding a Best You Can Be (BYCB) Netball Camp at Llandarcy College, Saturday 12th July 2014 for U13's and U15's. If you’re interested in attending please see the booking form here:

Poster & Booking Form

CTK - LOOKING TO RECRUIT
CTK are looking to recruit a coach and players. if your interested please see below:

Coach Advert
Trial Form

 

13th May 2014
U11's National Clubs Results
Congratulations to Llantrisant on winning this years Competition. Please see results of the recent U11 National Clubs competiiton and the Top 20 Players.

Knock Out Round Results

Top 20 Players

Pool A Results here
Pool B Results here
Pool C Results here

U13's National Clubs Results
Congratulations to Llantrisant on also winning this years U13's Competition.

Knock Out Round Results

Top 20 Players

Pool A Results here
Pool B Results here
Pool C Results here
Pool D Results here

7th May 2014
AGM Agenda 2014

Please click here

7th May 2014
U15's National Clubs Results
Please see the results of the recent U15 National Clubs competiiton and the Top 20 Players.

Knock Out Round Results

Top 20 Players

Pool A Results here
Pool B Results here
Pool C Results here
Pool D Results here

30th April 2014
Wales U19's Secure Silver at Netball Europe
Wales secured Silver at last weekend's Netball Europe competition after pushing England all the way and narrowly losing out by 6 goals.

 

29th April 2014
Netball World Cup Qualifiers - Wales Needs You!
Between the Friday 30th May and 1st June, Welsh Netball will host Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland in a round robin tournament, with the top two teams qualifying for the Netball World Cup held in Australia August 2015.

To read more about the event click here

To purchase tickets visit Ticketline


Catch up on the latest NSL News
Click here to see the latest NSL news


Estate Agents Sponsor Netball Team
One of the directors at Reliant Estate Agents is an ex-netball player and keen to support the game. St Teilo's High School have been celebrating their success in winning the Cardiff & Vale senior tournament in 2014 as well as representing Cardiff & Vale in the Presidents Cup competition held in North Wales. St Teilo's are very grateful to their sponsors - Reliant Estate Agents who have supported them by providing a new team kit. The sponsorship is very welcome at a time of cutbacks in the education budget and St Teilo’s are hopeful that their success so far will lead to further success for Reliant Estate Agents in 2014.

17th April 2014
Aberavon Celtics - Looking for a Coach
If you’re interested in coaching, Aberavon are looking for a coach.
We are based in Port Talbot, have 3 teams from 15 years upwards and train on Monday evening 6:30-8:00pm in Baglan Boys Club.

If you’re interested or would like more information please contact Wendy on w.margetson@ntlworld.com

Maes Glas Juniors off to National Clubs
To read the full report click here

14th April 2014
Big Thanks to our Green Army Supporters

Thank you to all our green army supporters for your continued support during this seasons NSL Celtic Dragons games.

We still need your support for our Welsh dragons, who are competing in the World Cup Qualifiers (Netball Europe) here in Cardiff on Fri 30th May - Sun 1st June.

Tickets will be on sale on ticketline from next week.

Dragons beat Team Bath

Celtic Dragons played Team Bath on Saturday 12th April in their final NSL game of the season. The game was a close encounter with Team Bath fighting back to push the dragons to the final 30 seconds of the game to secure an emphatic win to end the season. Dragons 53 Bath 52

2nd April 2014
Senior National Club Results

Results from last weekend’s senior national clubs can be found here.

Top 20 Players of the tournament

1st April 2014
RCT Future Champions

Welsh Netball has teamed up with RCT to provide netballers from the authority the opportunity to fully reach their potential.

There are currently 13 netball players signed up to the programme.

 To read the press release click here

31st March 2014
Glamorgan Valleys Regional Clubs Results

U11's - click here
U15's - click here

U15 Winners - Pontypridd


North Wales Regional Clubs Results

U11's - click here
U13's - click here
U15's - click here

Lisa Birchall joins the Welsh Netball staff team

Click here for Lisa's Biog

Community Coach Advert

Fancy working with Welsh Netball? Interested in coaching our Back2Netball Sessions? Or want to help with school club links?

If you're interested, find out more here: Advert
Job Description


Dragons lose by 1 goal to Surrey Storm

Celtic Dragons played Surrey Storm away on Saturday 29th March, a game in which saw the dragons rattle their opposition to almost sneak the points away from them. The game was full of drama but unfortunately the Dragons didn’t come away with the win.

24th March 2014
U14 & U16 Inter Area Results

U14 A Results here
U14 B Results here
U16 A Results here
U16 B Results here

U14 Top 20 Players of the tournament

U16 Top 20 Players of the tournament

Dragons beat Team Northumbria

Celtic Dragons beat Team Northumbria 76-41 in the NSL with a new point’s record for the season.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/netball/26717034

20th March 2014
Welsh Netball AGM (May 10th 2014)

Wanted Nominations for President and Board Director.

  Two of our officer posts are up for election at our AGM on May 10th 2014.

If you are interested in wither of these posts please complete the attached form and send to Jean Foster (Interim General Manager) before March 29th 2014.

Person Specification Form

Nomination Form

Coach Wanted

MJ Movers Netball Club are looking for an enthusiastic coach to join their club. If you’re interested find out more here

Best you can be camps - North East

Best you can be camps are planned in the North East for 22nd, 23rd & 24th April. If you would like to book onto the camps download a booking form

18th March 2014
Welsh Netball announces new Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce that Welsh Netball has appointed Mike Watson as our new Chief Executive.

To read more click here

17th March 2014
Dragons lose to Mavericks
Celtic Dragons slipped to a 51-44 defeat against Hertfordshire Mavericks at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff on Friday night.

Read more here from WalesOnline

Wales U17's take Silver at Netball Europe
Wales U17 secured silver at Netball Europe (March 7-9th) held at Worcester University Arena following three days of fierce competition.

Read more here

Wales U15 Blog - Carys Allen
On Friday 7th March the majority of the girls travelled to Worcester in preparation for an early start on the Saturday morning at the invitational U15 Netball Tournament.

Click here for more

11th March 2014
Back 2 Netball Sessions Starting Soon
Are you interested playing netball again? Why not join one of our back 2 netball sessions.

Click here for sessions in the Vale of Glamorgan

Click here for sessions in Glamorgan Valleys

Senior Open Clubs
The closing date for the Senior open clubs has been extended to Monday 17th March. To enter a team into the competition click here

U18 Inter-Area Results
Congratulations to ANT for winning this years U18 inter-area competition.

To see a full list of the results click here

Congratulations Treharris Netball Club
Treharris Netball Club raised over £600 for SCIPS Charity.

For more information click here

Wales Top 10 - Most Capped Players

 

Name

WNA Int.
Player No.

No of caps

Last Played

1

Helen Weston

100

111

2002

2

Elizabeth Lincoln (Rees)

118

85

2004

3

Sara Hale

160

81

2014

4

Pamela Walker

97

76

1999

5

Leslie Owen

73

73

1983

6

Ursula Pritchard (Bowers)

149

65

2007

7

Jamilla Abbott

155

59

2012

8

Rebecca James

166

59

2014

9

Maria Pennikett

75

58

1987

10

Sandra Connolly (Oakley)

99

53

1993

4th March 2014
Senior Inter-area Results
Congratulations to Cardiff & Vale for winning this year’s Senior Inter-area competition. The competition was very close with South East and ANT all finishing on the same points, goal average was the deciding factor, securing a tournament win for Cardiff & Vale.

To see the results of the A Division click here

To see the results of the B Division click here

Congratulations to the following players who were played well during the competition - more information here

27th February 2014
Wales win the Northern Cup 2014
Wales returned from a loss to Scotland earlier in the week to defeat them in the final of the Northern Cup 2014 this evening.

A ferocious 60 minutes of netball ended 42-34 to the hosts, and co-captain Suzy Drane applauded her team for learning lessons from the match 48 hours ago.

To Continue reading the Match Report click here

27th February 2014
Zeo Superleague Results - Round 5

Check out the results from round 5 of the ZEO Netball Superleague here

26th February 2014
Suzy Drane - Celebrates her 50th Cap for Wales
As Suzy Drane stepped out on court last night for her 50th Cap at Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff it was exactly 50 games ago she stepped out at the same venue to play Jamaica for her country back in June 2005.

Suzy has played in 5 Netball Europe’s (FENA), 1 Commonwealth Games in Australia, 1 World Championships in Singapore, 1 Nations Cup in Singapore, 1 Cooks Island Tri Series in Raratonga and other international fixtures. Suzy has fought back from being de-selected from the senior team to not only becoming a consistent top seven player but also the Captains role.

Suzy is an inspirational role model for all young Welsh netball players and we are very proud of her. Here's to another 50 caps!

Congratulations also to Sara Hale (Co-Captain), who gained her 80th Cap in last nights game.


Wales Lose to Scotland
The Welsh National team last night lost to Scotland in the Northern Cup. The game finishing Wales 36 - Scotland 43.

Wales A beat Singapore
Wales A won their 2nd game of the Northern Cup Competition beating Singapore 48-37.

24th February 2014
Wales Defeat Singapore in Northern Cup Opener

British Lions and Wales Rugby Head Coach Warren Gatland showed his support to a fellow Welsh national sports team this evening, attending an international netball match between Wales and Singapore.

The 60 minute test at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff was the opener to the Northern Cup - Wales's annual home international series, and Gatland presented Wales's Nia Jones with the Player of the Match award, after Wales recorded a 75-28 win.

To read the full match report click here

Wales A Lose to Scotland in Opening Game
Wales A played Scotland in tonight’s opening game of the Northern Cup and lost 35-50.

To see starting line-up and stats please click here

Wales U15 Blog - Jade Bolderson
We arrived on Saturday morning, full of excitement as not only was this the last training session before Netball Europe, but also we were playing a match against Cheshire U16’s.

To continue reading click here

21st February 2014
Umpiring Rules made clear from INF

For more details click here

20th February 2014

Up to 4000 Additional Tickets Go on Sale TODAY for the Commonwealth Games finals

See more information here

Wales Netball team target top five Commonwealth Games finish

Read the article here

Netball Europe U17 Ticket Form

To book tickets for the upcoming U17 Netball Europe Competition - download the form here.

Forms to be returned to netballeurope@englandnetball.co.uk


INF Appoint New CEO

The International Netball Federation (INF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Clare Briegal as the organisation’s new Chief Executive Officer.

To see the press release click here

11th February 2014

Celtic Dragons warms up for Surrey Storm with Lightning win over Loughborough

See the article here

Green Army Celebrate Home Win

The Celtic Dragons secured their 1st home win of the season last night beathing Loughborough Lightening 61-41.

The read the match Report Click Here

6th February 2014
Northern Cup Tickets

Click here to order your tickets to see Wales take on Scotland & Singapore on the International Stage in preperation for the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games Announcement
SSE Hydro Confirmed as Host Venue for Commonwealth Games Netball Final.

To read the press release more click here.
Or see the Netball Q&A click here.

South East Wales Newsletter

Update on netball news in South East regions, if you have any news & information for the next edition please send through to Jen Evans jen.evans@welshnetball.com by March 17th.

Click here to see Newsletter

5th February 2014
FEBRUARY HALF TERM CAMPS

Do you want to be coached by Welsh & Celtic Dragon Players?

If so, Sign up to our February Half Term Camps Now!

For Booking form click here

Netball Europe Squads Announced for U19's & U17's

See the players that will take on England, Scotland & Northern Ireland in Netball Europe below:

U19's - Click Here
U17's - Click Here

U15's Name Squad for Netball Europe Developemnt Competition

To see which players will be representing Wales at U15's please click here

Also read their recent Blog from their training weekend - written by Paige Murphy

4th February 2014
South East Wales - Netball Camps during Half Term
Would you like to take part in a netball camp during February Half Term...........If So camps are being run for 3-15 year olds in St Cenydd Leisure Centre.

For More Information click here
For Booking Form click here

ZEO Superleague Table - Round 1

Check out the results from round 1 of the ZEO Netball Superleague here

Celtic Dragons - Change of Time
The Celtic Dragons match against Surrey Storm on 17th February will START at 7:45pm. Please ensure you arrive early as this game has already sold out!

31st January 2014
DRAGONS LOSE NARROWLY TO MAVERICKS

Celtic Dragons opened their 1st game of the season against Hertfordshire Mavericks with a narrow loss. The final score was 49-45 to Mavericks after a close and hard fought encounter.

The Dragons next game is Saturday 8th February away to Team Northumbria.

29th January 2014
FEBRUARY HALF TERM CAMPS

Do you want to be coached by Welsh & Celtic Dragon Players?

If so, Sign up to our February Half Term Camps Now!

For Booking form click here

GOOD LUCK DRAGONS
Celtic Dragons kick off the season tomorrow evening against Mavericks. Watch them LIVE on Sky Sports 3 at 7:30pm.

See Celtic Dragons page for more information.


SENIOR INTER-AREA REMINDER
Senior inter-area closing date for entry forms are this Friday 31st January.

See Senior Inter-Area page for more information.

24th January 2014
SINGAPORE AND SCOTLAND SENIOR TEAMS TO VISIT WALES FOR "NORTHERN CUP"
Wales' Senior squad will be playing matches against Singapore and Scotland Seniors at the end of February at Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff.

See senior page for more information.


16th January 2014
WELSH NETBALL NEW SPONSOR
The University of South Wales has just announced new Sponsorship with Welsh Netball. To read more from our new sponsor click here


15th January 2014
CARDIFF & VALE NEWSLETTER
To read the new Cardiff & Vale newsletter click here


14th January 2014
U18 & U21 INTER AREA REMINDER
Closing date for entry forms for the U18 & U21 Inter Area is this Friday - 17th January. Click here for booking forms.


13th January 2014
CELTIC DRAGONS LAUNCH 2014
The Celtic Dragons have launced their 2014 season in style! The event, which took place at TigerTiger Cardiff on Sunday 12th January, attracted media, sponsors and volunteers alike- all of whom were there to support the home team and to grab an exclusive glimpse of the new-look kit. Read more


9th January 2014
LOCAL AUTHORITY COMMUNITY COACH VACANCIES
Local Authority Community Coach Netball intern posts covering South East Wales. Intern posts available in the following areas :- Caerphilly, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Newport and Monmouthshire. Closing date for applications is Friday 24th January. Read job description for more information.


8th January 2014
NPL BLOG
Read the NPL Opening Tournament Blog from Hari Truman


7th January 2014
CELTIC DRAGONS SQUAD ANNOUNCED
The Celtic Dragons Squad for the 2014 season has been announced. To see the full squad click here.


6th January 2014
BEST YOU CAN BE CAMPS NEW DATE
The best you can be camp has been cancelled on Sunday 12th January for the U11s and changed to Sunday 2nd February due to low numbers. Interested please fill out the attached form and sort out payment.



2nd January 2014

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & BOARD DIRECTOR VACANCIES
Welsh Netball are looking to appoint a new Chief Executive. For information on the role please see job description.

To apply for the position please send your cv and letter of application (marked "Private and Confidential") giving your reasons why you are the right person to lead Netball in Wales to: Catherine Lewis, Chairman, Welsh Netball Association, Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW or email the Interim General Manager at jean.foster@welshnetball.com

Also a vacancy for a new Board Director - Marketing and Communication is available.
For information on the role please see job description.

Please send expressions of itnerest through a CV to Catherine Lewis, Chairman, Welsh Netball Association, Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, CF11 9SW or email the Interim General Manager at jean.foster@welshnetball.com

Closing dates for the two positions is Friday 20th January 2014.

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Wishing all Welsh Netball Members, players and fans a very happy and healthy 2014. The office is back in action from today with normal opening hours.



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