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December 4, 2018
Deeside Netball Club Win Inaugural Under 19s Competition

On Sunday 2 December, Welsh Netball hosted its first National Competition of the 2018/19 season at the Cardiff City House of Sport.  Nine teams from across Wales came to compete in the inaugural Under 19s National Clubs Open Competition and there were some outstanding performances from the teams involved. The final was fought between local…

November 28, 2018
Walking Netball On the Rise in Rhondda Cynon Taff

Across Wales, walking netball has been rapidly growing in popularity and recent months have seen hundreds of women falling back in love with the game. In one South Wales Valleys community, walking netball has struck a chord and a new club has gone from strength-to-strength.  Following a meeting of Welsh Netball, Sport RCT and the local…

November 14, 2018
Act of Friendship Unites Welsh and Fijian Netball Communities

As we are midway through #NetballNovember and the days grow ever shorter, it might take some imagination to cast one’s mind back to August and the height of 2018’s long hot summer. Even more so perhaps to call to mind the pacific island nation of Fiji which was the setting for an inspirational act of…

October 30, 2018
Julie Hoornweg Returns as Wales Head Coach

Welsh Netball is delighted to share the news that Julie Hoornweg, who coached Wales at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, will be returning to Wales as Head Coach of the senior national side. Hoornweg took charge of Wales and Celtic Dragons last season and will be returning to guide Wales on a journey towards the 2022…

October 22, 2018
Wendy Pressdee Receives B.E.M. for Services to Netball

On Friday 19 October in Swansea, Welsh Netball Vice-President Wendy Pressdee was formally awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to netball. She was originally named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List ealier in the year and received congratulations from across the Welsh netball community and beyond. The BEM (formally the British Empire Medal…

October 9, 2018
Beca Hughes Wins Player of the Tournament

Despite facing a challenging weekend of netball at the Netball Europe Under 21 Open Championships in Northern Ireland over the weekend, there was a fantastic achievement for the Wales camp to celebrate at the conclusion of the tournament. Beca Hughes, who starred for Wales Under 21 at Goal-Attack, was awarded Player of the Tournament, having…

October 7, 2018
Match Report – Northern Ireland U21: 45 Wales U21: 42

Netball Europe Under 21 Open Championships Northern Ireland U21: 45 – Wales U21: 42 Sunday 7 October 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland There was a massive sense of urgency for both teams ahead of the final match of the Netball Europe Under 21 Open Championships as both nations looked for maiden wins in the weekend…

October 6, 2018
Match Report – England U21: 90 Wales U21: 26

England U21: 90 – Wales U21: 26 – Netball Europe Under 21 Open Championships Saturday 6 October 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland It was a good start for Wales who went stride for stride with the English in the initial five minutes of the match, with some good turnovers for the Welsh defence. However, once the…

October 5, 2018
Match Report – Wales Under 21: 44 Scotland U21: 56

Wales U21: 44 Scotland U21: 56 – Netball Europe Under 21 Open Championships Friday 5 October 2018, Belfast, Northern Ireland There was a tense start to the match as both sides struggled for fluency, each conceding a number of turnovers before finally Bethan Goodwin was able to score the first goal of the game. Georgia…