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November 30, 2020
No Changes for Netball Following Latest Government Update

Following today’s (Mon 30 Nov 2020) Welsh Government announcement there will be no changes to what netball activity can happen in Wales. Leisure facilities (indoors and outdoors) will remain open. The First Minister specifically stated that access to sport facilities was being protected because of the important benefits to mental well-being associated with exercise. There…

November 25, 2020
Applications to Trial for Wales Senior Team Now Open

Welsh Netball is pleased to share the news that applications to trial for its 2021 senior squad are now open. The trial is scheduled to take place on Saturday 23 January at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff. The trial will be conducted in strict accordance with Welsh Government COVID-19 regulations and trialists will…

November 20, 2020
Welsh Netball to Introduce New Coaching Standards

Welsh Netball is currently reviewing how its netball workforce operates. As a result, there will be some changes made to the minimum standard of deployment (qualification) required for head coaches in Wales. Previously, to be insured to lead the majority of netball sessions, you needed to have had a UKCC Level 2 coaching qualification. Welsh…

November 19, 2020
Umpire Steering Group: Expressions of Interest

Welsh Netball is currently reviewing how its netball workforce operates, this includes our umpires. As we progress along our Return to Play roadmap, we are looking for volunteers to join our ‘Umpire Steering Group’ to assist Welsh Netball with reviewing and implementing changes in the following aspects of umpiring… To develop and deliver a clear…

November 19, 2020
Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics Becomes Official Medical Services Provider to Welsh Netball

Welsh Netball is pleased to share the news that it has entered in to a three-year partnership with Cardiff Sports Orthopaedics, which becomes the Official Medical Services Provider to Welsh Netball and Celtic Dragons. The partnership sees Mr Angus Robertson, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Fellow of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine, become the Chief…

November 16, 2020
Mon 16 Nov: Updates to Return to Play Roadmaps

Over the weekend, Welsh Government guidelines regarding community sport were once again changed. This has meant that Welsh Netball has had to update its Return to Play guidance. Please read below for information regarding these changes… Please note, there will be no changes to what Welsh Netball has already stated people can do (i.e. socially…

November 16, 2020
Modified Netball Webinar Now Online

Last week, Welsh Netball hosted a webinar for clubs about the introduction of Modified Netball as part of Stage 4A of its Return to Play roadmap. Below is a recording of the webinar hosted by Welsh Netball’s Community Lead, Vicki Sutton and England Netball’s Head of Officiating, Gary Burgess. Please note there have been changes…

November 16, 2020
Introducing ‘Non-Perfect’ Parents and Coaches Workshops

Being a parent is tough. Being a parent of a child or children in a national pathway can be even tougher. That’s why Welsh Netball, Welsh Gymnastics, Welsh Athletics, Hockey Wales and Cricket Wales have teamed up to provide the ‘Non Perfect Parent’ series for 2020-21, in addition to a separate coach development series! The…

November 9, 2020
Welsh Netball to Move to Stage 4A of Return to Play Roadmap

Following further changes to Welsh Government and Sport Wales guidance, Welsh Netball has had to make a change to the age brackets previously published for Stage 4A of its ‘Return to Play’ roadmap. The intended plan to move to Stage 4A on Monday 16 November remains, but the two roadmaps will now apply to: Those…

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