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October 19, 2020
Return to Play Roadmap Paused for Wales-wide Lockdown

On Monday 19 October, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced a 17-day ‘fire-break’ nationwide lockdown for Wales. The lockdown will commence from 6pm on Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November. As a result of this announcement, Welsh Netball can confirm that as of Friday 23 October, its ‘Return to Play’ roadmap will be paused. This…

October 16, 2020
Changes to Law Regarding Children Travelling for Sport

UPDATE Fri 16 October: The new regulations allowing children to travel for sport are now live and under 18s may now travel between local lockdown areas for the purpose of sport. As part of the new regulations, children may be accompanied to sporting activity by one responsible adult. Netball remains in Stage 3B of the…

October 16, 2020
Free Online Workshop for Netball Coaches

On Monday 26 October, Welsh Netball will be hosting a Community Coaching Workshop for club coaches. The session, held digitally via Zoom, will be free for Welsh Netball members and will focus on providing guidance on training sessions, fitness and netball activities suitable for Welsh Netball’s ‘Return to Play’ roadmap. Those interested can sign up…

October 8, 2020
Digital Netball Leaders Courses Hugely Popular – More Dates Added

Welsh Netball is pleased to share the news that its digital Netball Leader qualification has proven hugely popular in recent weeks. As a result, Welsh Netball has added additional dates for candidates this winter. Young people across Wales have been able to access this engaging, participant-focused qualification from the comfort of their own homes, without…

October 7, 2020
Netball Session Plans for Stage 3B of Return to Play

Welsh Netball are excited to release four session plans suitable for netball club training sessions. These plans have been created and tested by former international netballer, Sara Bell, who has a wealth of knowledge on the topic of netball fitness. Sara often delivers tough fitness sessions to the Cardiff-based Central Netball Club. These detailed plans…

September 22, 2020
Return to Play and Local Lockdowns in Wales

In recent weeks, a number of ‘local lockdowns’ have come into effect in some local authority areas (counties) of Wales following growing cases of COVID-19 in those localities.  Welsh Netball would like to remind its members that we remain stage Stage 3B of our ‘Return to Play’ roadmap. You can find more information about the…

September 10, 2020
‘Return to Play’ Roadmap Moves to Stage 3B

On Thursday 10 September, Welsh Netball will move to Stage 3B of its ‘Return to Play’ roadmap for community netball. Stage 3B is characterised by the return of some equipment sharing for groups engaged in organised netball activity.   Stage 3B means that participants can now share equipment, such as netballs, cones and hurdles. Whilst…

September 8, 2020
Community Coaching Workshop

On Monday 21 September, Welsh Netball will be hosting a Community Coaching Workshop for club coaches. The session, held digitally via Zoom, will be free for Welsh Netball members and will focus on providing guidance on training sessions, fitness and netball activities suitable for Welsh Netball’s ‘Return to Play’ roadmap. Those interested can sign up…

September 3, 2020
Home Nations Join Forces to Protect Netball’s Future

The governing bodies for netball in Wales, England, Northern Ireland and Scotland have come together to launch a joint initiative aimed at protecting the sport’s longevity and getting women and girls across the UK active again. Earlier this year all netball activity came to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19, putting the brakes on the…