News

January 21, 2019
South East A Win Under 18s Inter Area Competition

On Saturday 19 January, Welsh Netball hosted the 2019 Under 18 Inter Area Competition in Ebbw Vale where 11 teams from across Wales battled it out to take the bragging rights as Wales’ under 18 top dogs.  It was South East Wales A who emerged victorious, winning against West Wales by 20 goals to 12…

January 17, 2019
Welsh Netball 2019 Umpiring Courses Get Underway

The new year has arrived and with it a new batch of Welsh Netball Umpiring courses. ‘Team White’ makes netball possible and clubs and leagues across Wales and beyond are always on the look out for people to officiate matches as netball continues to grow and grow in popularity. (Dani Coxey [furthest left] mentoring umpires…

December 18, 2018
Nikki Lloyd Takes Charge of Wales Under 21s

Welsh Netball is pleased to announce that Nikki Lloyd has been appointed as the new head coach of Wales Under 21s. Lloyd has a range of experience of coaching and developing young netballers in both Wales and England. Recently, Lloyd has worked with Wales Under 21 as an assistant coach and is the current Team…

December 11, 2018
Training Begins for New 2018/19 Wales Long Squad

Christmas may be on the horizon, but the Wales senior long squad have been very busy over the last few weeks in their first block of training under returning head coach, Julie Hoornweg.  Returning from Australia to lead Wales on a march back up the INF rankings, Hoornweg has been keeping her diverse squad on…

December 4, 2018
Deeside Netball Club Win 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…