COVID-19 Information & Updates

Here you will be able to find updates, information and guidance from every department of Welsh Netball regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak and its impact on netball in Wales and the operation of the National Governing Body. Scroll down to find the relevant area.

Membership

Information and guidance regarding membership can be found here.

You can continue to access our membership website here: www.ourwelshnetball.co.uk

If you have any queries regarding membership please contact us via e-mail: welshnetball@welshnetball.com or telephone: 02920 334950.

Community Development (LA Hubs, Workforce Development, Development Officers)

All of Welsh Netball’s programmes, courses and events have been suspended until further notice. This includes LA Hub training and our workforce courses. Please keep your eye on this page as the suspension of all Welsh Netball activity will be under constant review, in line with advice from Public Health Wales and the Welsh and UK Governments.

Our Netball Development, Workforce Development Co-ordinator and Competitions & Events Officers are currently on furlough. Enquiries that would normally go to these officers can be made to Ben Williams via email: Ben.Williams@welshnetball.com

We are currently in Step 2 of our ‘Return to Play’ roadmap for community netball. This means that small group organised netball fitness activity can be undertaken, outdoors. For more information regarding Stage 2 and our ‘Return to Play’ roadmap, click here.

Affiliated Leagues and Clubs:

All Welsh Netball affiliated leagues, Area Associations and clubs should suspend all team related netball activity, including team training, until further notice.

LA Hub

We hope to have some more information soon on how the suspension of netball activity will impact on the LA Hub programme. An update will be posted here in due course.

Useful Links

Netball clubs may wish to familiarise themselves with some of the useful information contained within these links:

Elite Performance (Wales, Wales U21/U17, Talent Centres)

Training and matches for the Wales senior, Under 21 and Under 17 squads have been suspended until further notice. Athletes will be kept informed of all of the latest developments relating to their programmes by their team management.

Welsh Netball’s Talent Centre programme for 2020 has been cancelled. All participants will now have been contacted directly regarding arrangements for pro rata refunds where appropriate and the distribution of kit.

Tania Hoffman, Director of Netball (Franchise) can be contacted with general enquiries relating to Performance programmes via e-mail: Tania.Hoffman@welshnetball.com

 

 

Celtic Dragons

The Vitality Netball Superleague has confirmed that the 2020 Superleague has been cancelled.

You can read the full announcement from the Superleague here.

Superleague Matches and Tickets: 
The cancellation of the league means that Celtic Dragons games will not be taking place as scheduled.
 
Ticket holders for games that have been affected by the cancellation of the 2020 Superleague should have been contacted by Ticketline via email. If you have not been contacted, please get in touch with Ticketline customer services via telephone: 0161 813 2222.
 
Ticket holders have the option to gift the cost of their ticket to Celtic Dragons to help the team through the challenge of Coronavirus. We are grateful for the support of all of our fans and those who are able to gift their ticket.

Ticketline’s full terms and conditions can be found here.

Celtic Dragons Camps:
There are no current plans for Celtic Dragons camps.

Enquiries regarding Celtic Dragons can be made to Tania Hoffman via email: Tania.Hoffman@welshnetball.com

Welsh Netball Competitions (Club, School and Inter Area Competitions)

All of Welsh Netball’s programmes, courses and events have been suspended until further notice. This includes all National Competitions including those for clubs, schools and areas (counties).

It is Welsh Netball’s aim to reschedule as many of our outstanding National Competitions as possible so that we can complete them before the end of the 2019/20 season. Our ability to do this will be based on when netball activity is able to resume. An update will be posted here in due course.

Press Enquiries

All press and media enquiries can be made to Will Rees, Communications & Marketing Officer either by email: William.Rees@welshnetball.com or by phone: 07764969372.

General Enquiries

Welsh Netball’s office is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, however, all general enquiries either by telephone or via e-mail will continue to be answered.

You can contact Welsh Netball via phone on 02920 334950 and via email: welshnetball@welshnetball.com

Welsh Netball members are insured to undertake activities that are defined at each Stage of the Return to Play roadmap. Ahead of a return to training, club coaches are strongly encouraged to completed a COVID-19 risk assessment, a template of which can be downloaded via the link below.

Should any club or individual make an insurance claim (or protect themselves from liabilities) during the duration of the Coronavirus pandemic, their prospects of a successful claim would be affected on evidencing that they had complied with Welsh Government and Welsh Netball’s Return to Play guidance.

Welsh Netball would like to thank all of its members for their continued support throughout this difficult period.