U17s v England
June 19, 2018
Nine New Caps for Wales U17 Against England U17

Wales Under 17 played their first capped game of the season against England Under 17 in Sheffield on Sunday 18 June, going down 70-35. Despite the disappointment of the Netball Europe U17 Open Championships being cancelled due to ‘the Beast from the East,’ the squad has been keeping busy, competing against English franchises, notably winning…

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June 11, 2018
Wales U17 46 Wasps U17 44

Wales U17: 46 Wasps U17: 44 Images courtesy of Clive Jones PR.  Wales Under 17s took on their counterparts from Wasps in a curtain-raiser friendly prior to the Celtic Dragons v Wasps superleague game on Saturday 9 June. It was an absolute thriller as Wales got off to a very shaky start, at point being…

April 23, 2018
Wales Under 17s Win Tri-Tournament

Wales Under 17s emerged victorious in a tri-tournament against Team Bath and Mavericks over the weekend. Following the disappointment of the cancelled Netball Europe U17s Championships, the tournament was a great opportunity for the Under 17s to play some fiercely competitive netball against quality opposition. Welsh Netball would like to congratulate the players, coaches and…

April 12, 2018
Wales Record Record Goals Total in Final 2018 Commonwealth Games Match

Wales’ Commonwealth Games Journey Ends on a High 2018 Commonwealth Games Wales: 81 Fiji: 32 Wednesday 11 April Wales last faced Fiji back in October when the Pearls were the invitational team at the Netball Europe Open Championships 2017 in Cardiff. Back then, Wales recorded a 61-40 win and it was a case of history…

April 11, 2018
Wales Finish Bottom Despite Solid Performance Against the Queens

An improved Wales lose their final pool match of Gold Coast 2018… 2018 Commonwealth Games Wales: 53 Malawi: 68 Wednesday 11 April Wales had pride to play for as they prepared to face the Malawi Queens in the final match of Pool B. The Queens needed a 63-point swing to make it into a semi…

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April 10, 2018
Disappointment for Wales Against the Ugandan She Cranes

Wales remain winless after a frustrating match against Uganda… 2018 Commonwealth Games Wales: 40 Uganda: 76 Tuesday 10 April Sitting bottom of Pool B at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Wales had it all to do against Uganda, who despite some very creditable performances had just one win to their name thus far in the tournament….

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April 9, 2018
England Too Good for Wales in Game 3

Wales were well beaten by an imperious England side in their third match of the Commonwealth Games. 2018 Commonwealth Games Wales: 31 England: 85 Monday 9 April 2018 Wales rang the changes for the clash against top-of-the-group England with Leila Thomas starting at goal keeper, Sarah Llewelyn at goal attack and Amanda Varey at wing…

TUESDAY 11 AUGUST - South Africa (RSA) v Wales (WAL) in a Pool F qualification round game on Day 5 of the Netball World Cup 2015 SYDNEY. Photo: Murray Wilkinson (NWC2015 Media)
April 8, 2018
Wales Wing Attack Bethan Dyke Out of Commonwealth Games with Injury

Following yesterday’s 2018 Commonwealth Games Pool B match against Scotland, we disappointingly have to announce that Wales wing attack, Bethan Dyke, has suffered a serious injury. During a very physical game, Bethan sustained an ACL tear. This means Bethan will no longer be able to compete in the rest of the Commonwealth Games, but remains…

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April 7, 2018
Wales Fall Short in epic Celtic Clash

A strong start for Wales but it wasn’t to be as the Thistles emerged victorious in one of international netball’s most physical games of recent times. 2018 Commonwealth Games Wales: 47 Scotland: 51 Saturday 7 April It was another nervy start for Wales as it became quickly apparent that it would be a physical day…

April 6, 2018
Wales Make History Down Under

Despite defeat in the opening match of their 2018 Commonwealth Games campaign, Wales made history against New Zealand in Australia’s Gold Coast. 2018 Commonwealth Games Wales: 44 New Zealand: 70 Friday 6 April 2018 Wales drew first blood with a Chelsea Lewis goal within 10 seconds, yet on the whole it was a nervy start…

CWG Pool Schedule
April 5, 2018
Wales Commonwealth Games Schedule

Wales are in Pool B of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Netball competition. Their scheduled matches are as follows, all times shown are UK: Friday 6 April – 0400 – Wales v New Zealand Saturday 7 April – 0930 – Wales v Scotland Monday 9 April – 0400 – Wales v England Tuesday 10 April –…

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March 22, 2018
Welsh Netball Commonwealth Games Presentation

Welsh Netball was proud to bid farewell to its 2018 Commonwealth Games squad on Tuesday 20 March. The team, families, friends, fans and Welsh Netball staff gathered at the SSE Swalec Stadium to witness the squad being presented with their official Commonwealth Games dresses. Sarah Jones, Welsh Netball CEO welcomed the guests to the evening…

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March 1, 2018
Commonwealth Games Squad Announced

Welsh Netball is pleased to announce its squad for the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The squad is as follows: Fern Davies Suzy Drane Bethan Dyke Kyra Jones Nia Jones Chelsea Lewis Sarah Llewelyn Kelly Morgan Cara Lea Moseley Georgia Rowe Leila Thomas Amanda Varey The squad announcement comes as Julie Hoornweg…

Julie and Nat
February 27, 2018
Welsh Netball Looks Forward to Commonwealth Games

Welsh Netball looks forward to announcing its Commonwealth Games squad later this week, following the arrival of Interim Head Coach, Julie Hoornweg.  Wales will be competing in Pool B at the Commonwealth Games against the likes of New Zealand, England, Scotland, Malawi and Uganda in what promises to be a tough but exciting tournament.  Hoornweg…

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February 26, 2018
Wales and Celtic Dragons Appoint Julie Hoornweg As Interim Head Coach

Welsh Netball is pleased to announce that it has appointed Australian coach Julie Hoornweg as Interim Head Coach of Wales and Celtic Dragons. Hoornweg has an outstanding coaching CV, combining extensive experience in both international and franchise netball. Hoornweg began her career as a netball player in the Australian state of Victoria. She then moved…

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February 23, 2018
Welsh Netball Signs Partnership with Physique Management

Welsh Netball is pleased to announce that it has signed a year-long partnership with sports healthcare product specialists Physique. The move makes Physique the official physiotherapy product supplier to Welsh Netball and Celtic Dragons. The 2018 partnership includes all Welsh Netball representative teams as well as Celtic Dragons netball franchise. It will provide Welsh Netball’s…

February 13, 2018
Wales Marks Kyra Jones’ 50th Cap

  On Monday 12 February, Welsh Netball was pleased to mark a wonderful achievement by one of its elite international netballers. Kyra Jones, 32, played her fiftieth match for Wales back in January against Northern Ireland at the Netball Europe World Cup Qualifiers. After Monday’s Celtic Dragons VNSL match, she was presented with a commemorative…

February 6, 2018
Welsh Netball Confirm Interim Assistant Coach and Team Manager

Welsh Netball is pleased to announce that it has appointed Natalie Peperell as Interim Assistant Coach for Wales and Celtic Dragons. Welsh Netball can also confirm that Lavinia Baker will join Wales as Interim Team Manager. Peperell, who moves from her current voluntary role as Head Coach of Wales Under 21s, shared her excitement about…

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January 25, 2018
Wales Name Squad for Netball Europe Under 17s Open Championship

Welsh Netball is pleased to name its squad for the Netball Europe Under 17s Open Championship taking place in Dublin, Republic of Ireland: Final 12: Rhian Evans; Mollie Underhill; Macey Lane; Beca Hughes; Nan Williams; Macy Morgan; Catrin Hughes; Hannah Owen; Charlotte Scarborough; Sapphira Fisher; Millie Carter and Angharad Broughton. Management team: Bev Powell, Head…

January 24, 2018
Wales and Celtic Dragons Part Ways with Head Coach Trish Wilcox

Wales and Celtic Dragons Head Coach, Trish Wilcox is to leave Welsh Netball with immediate effect. Welsh Netball would like to thank Trish, who has been Head Coach for three and a half years, for her hard work with the Wales national side and Celtic Dragons. Welsh Netball wishes Trish all the best for the…

January 20, 2018
Wales Miss Out on Qualification for the 2019 Netball World Cup

Welsh Netball is hugely disappointed on missing out on qualification for the INF Netball World Cup in 2019 following this weekend’s Netball Europe World Cup Qualifiers in Perth, Scotland. Scotland and Northern Ireland have now booked their tickets to the showpiece tournament after beating Wales 52-40 and 57-42 respectively.  The management and players have put…

January 16, 2018
Wales Announce Squad for World Cup Qualifier

Welsh Netball is pleased to announce its squad for this weekend’s Netball Europe World Cup qualifiers against Scotland and Northern Ireland to be held in Perth, Scotland, 19-21 January. The squad is as follows: Suzy Drane (C), Kelly Morgan (v/C), Georgia Rowe, Eleanor Roberts, Cara Lea Moseley, Sarah Llewellyn, Clare Jones, Kyra Jones, Bethan Dyke, Lateisha…

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January 11, 2018
World Cup Qualifiers to be Live Streamed

Welsh Netball is pleased to share the news that the Netball Europe World Cup Qualifiers will be live streamed on our Facebook page via QTV Sports. The qualifiers will see Wales face off against both Scotland and Northern Ireland in order to secure a place at the 2019 INF World Cup. Only two places are…

January 2, 2018
Wales Head North for Seek a Place at the 2019 World Cup

Wales will be heading off to Scotland on Friday 19 January to participate in the Netball Europe World Cup qualifiers. With only two spaces and three teams competing, it promises to be a tense weekend of netball with a place in netball’s blue riband event at stake.  Wales go to these qualifying matches buoyed after…

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December 21, 2017
Wales Celebrates a New Cap

Following Wales’ 2-nil victory in the recent Wendy White Series against Samoa on 5 & 7 December, Welsh Netball is proud and pleased to mark goal shooter Eleanor Roberts’ first senior cap. Merle Hamilton, Welsh Netball’s President presented Eleanor with a badge to mark her debut. Eleanor, 22, hails from Pontypool and has recently signed…

December 8, 2017
Wales Take the Wendy White Series with a Double Over Samoa

Wales emerged victorious in the Wendy White Series, emerging 2-nil victors after a 72-34 win last night at the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff. It was a nightmare start for the visitors as goal attack Terrelle Onesemo went down with a nasty leg injury within the first thirty seconds. Once play restarted it was Wales…

December 6, 2017
Wendy White Series First Test: Wales 72 Samoa 46

Wales took on Samoa for the first ever time on Welsh soil last night at a busy Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff. The home crowd was in for a treat as the Welsh twelve sought to make a big statement ahead of the World Cup qualifiers next January. Once the anthems were sung it was…

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November 29, 2017
Squad for Wendy White Series Against Samoa Announced

Welsh Netball is pleased to announce the squad to face Samoa in the upcoming Wendy White Series on 5 & 7 December. It will be the first time that Wales has hosted Samoa at home and the first meeting between the two sides since the 2011 Netball World Championships. Suzy Drane, who featured in the…

November 20, 2017
Wales Head to Ebbw Vale for Training and to Meet the Fans

Welsh Netball was pleased to bring the Wales senior team to Ebbw Vale Sports Centre on Saturday 18 November to showcase a range of Welsh netballing talent. Wales were set to take on Vitality Netball Superleague outfit, Team Bath in an extended match.  The atrocious weather outside made it an ideal day for netball and…

November 9, 2017
Wales to Face Samoa in Two-Test Series in December

Welsh Netball is pleased to make a surprise announcement this #NetballNovember! Welsh Netball has scheduled a two-test series between Wales and Samoa on 5 & 7 December 2017 at the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff. Both matches will take place at 7.30pm. The two-test December Series is part of Netball Samoa’s UK tour where they…

Wales v Team Bath FINAL
November 3, 2017
Wales to face Team Bath in Ebbw Vale

Welsh Netball is thrilled to be bringing top-class elite netball to Ebbw Vale as part of #NetballNovember!  Wales will be facing Vitality Netball Superleague franchise, Team Bath in an extended match at the Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre on 18 November 2017. The teams will face off in six 15-minute periods in what promises to be…

October 24, 2017
Welsh Netball Star Nominated for Nation Radio Sport Award

Welsh Netball is pleased to hear that goal-attack Sarah Llewelyn has been nominated for a prestigious Nation Radio Sport Award. Sarah faces competition from cyclist Lewis Oliva and student football team Cardiff Met FC in the Cardiff Sport Student or Team of the Year category.  Welsh-speaking Sarah is 21 and currently studies Medicine at Cardiff…

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October 16, 2017
Wales reflects on Netball Europe Open Championships 2017

After what was an outstanding four days of competitive netball in Cardiff, Welsh Netball would firstly like to thank the incredible team of volunteers that helped to make the Netball Europe Open Championship possible. We are grateful to all of the players, coaches, physios, managers, umpires, officials ball girls and boys and, of course, fans,…

Sarah Llew
October 8, 2017
Roses see off Wales to clinch Netball Europe title in Cardiff

Wales made a bright early start to the first quarter, despite some wayward passes allowing England to pinch a lead. Despite some great scoring from the Welsh players, the English attack seemed to find plenty of space. At the end of the first quarter he Roses enjoyed a six-point lead, with the final goal coming…

October 8, 2017
Scotland too strong for Wales on Day 3 of Netball Europe Open

A well-drilled Scottish Thistles side proved too much for Wales to overcome on the third day of the Netball Europe Open Championships in Cardiff. The Thistles overcame the hosts 58-49 as they pulled clear in the final quarter. The match saw Scotland make a strong start in what was a high-intensity, passionate contest. Nevertheless, Wales…

October 7, 2017
Wales Get Back on Track with Emphatic Win

Wales made amends for yesterday’s disappointing loss to Northern Ireland with an emphatic victory over visiting side Fiji on day two of the Netball Europe Open Championships in Cardiff. The final score of 61-40 doesn’t tell the whole tale of what was a bruising encounter between the two sides ranked seventh and eighth in the…

October 6, 2017
Wales Suffer Near Miss Against Northern Ireland

It was a relief for the Northern Irish and a gut-wrenching loss for Wales as the Ulsterwomen emerged victorious by single goal, winning 47-46 on the opening day of the Netball Europe Open Championships in Cardiff’s Sport Wales National Centre. Northern Ireland made a strong start to the match, going ahead by 4 after the…

Swansea University International Netball Test Series: Wales v New Zealand
Ice Arena Wales
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September 29, 2017
Wales rises to highest ever place in INF World Rankings

Welsh Netball is pleased to share the news that the Wales senior netball team has risen from eighth to seventh place in the International Netball Federation (INF) World Rankings. This is Wales’ highest ever place in the world rankings which were first published in 2008. Sarah Jones, CEO of Welsh Netball said: “Myself and the…

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September 1, 2017
Wales to Visit Tasmania for 2018 Pre-Commonwealth Games Camp

Welsh Netball’s senior squad will be hosted by Netball Tasmania in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games which will be held on the Gold Coast next April.  Matches will be played in each of Launceston and Hobart in March 2018, with the Collingwood Magpies Suncorp Super Netball team, and the Tassie Magpies Australian Netball league…

Wales U17 and management
August 31, 2017
Parents’ Blog: Wales at the NPL

Paul Evans is father to Wales U17 star Rhian Evans who recently played at the annual Netball Performance League Tournament, hosted by England Netball at the University of Nottingham. Paul has written a blog of the family’s experience whilst daughter Rhian represents her country on court.  His blog gives a unique perspective of a parent,…

August 30, 2017
Wales U17 Finish 5th at England’s Netball Performance League Tournament.

Wales’ international U17 team finished 5th at England Netball’s Performance League [NPL] over the August Bank Holiday, beating 7 of England’s best teams to reach their finishing position.  Following a successful season with a silver medal finish at the 2017 Netball Europe U17 Championships, the young Welsh team are delighted with their impressive performance at…

August 17, 2017
Cardiff to Host Netball Europe Open Championships.

Cardiff will host the annual Netball Europe Open Championships at the Sport Wales National Centre, from 5th to 8th of October 2017.  The prestigious annual European netball tournament will see 8th world ranked Wales take on 3rd ranked England, Scotland (12th) and Northern Ireland (10th) in front of a packed crowd of netball fans. Cardiff…

Swansea University International Netball Test Series: Wales v New Zealand
Ice Arena Wales
©Steve Pope - Sportingwales
August 16, 2017
Wales Drawn into Pool B for Commonwealth Games 2018.

The official pools and match schedule for the preliminary rounds of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Netball competition have been confirmed, marking one step closer to the pinnacle event. Wales’ national netball team will be joined by world number 2 New Zealand, England, Scotland, Uganda and Malawi in Pool B during the preliminary…

August 10, 2017
Wales U17 to Compete at English Netball Performance League Tournament.

Wales’ national under 17 netball squad have accepted an invitation to compete at England Netball’s annual Netball Performance League [NPL] tournament, from 24 – 27 August at Nottingham University.  After a successful 2016/17 season with a silver medal finish at the 2017 Netball Europe U17 Championships and several first capped players, Wales’ U17 team will…

L-R: Welsh Netball's Head of Performance Rosie Pretorius, Celtic Dragons Commercial and Operations Manager Catherine Marin, Welsh Netball CEO Sarah Jones, Wales netball star Nia Jones, Wales and Celtic Dragons star Fern Davies, Orthotix Hayley Huntley, Orthotix Tom Cooper, Ace Feet in Motion Paul Cooper.
August 9, 2017
Welsh Netball Team Up with Ace Feet in Motion and Orthotix.

Welsh Netball and Celtic Dragons are excited to announce Ace Feet in Motion and Orthotix as their official Podiatrist and exclusive supplier of sports and rehabilitation bracing. The partnership will allow Wales and Celtic Dragons athletes to benefit from expert services in foot health and sports medicine bracing ahead of months of vigorous pre-season training…

July 14, 2017
Wales Fight Back to Win World Cup Thriller Against Barbados.

Wales’ U21 netball team have won their crucial match against Caribbean side Barbados at the Netball World Youth Cup 2017 [NWYC2017], winning 47-44. Head Coach Natalie Peperell said the squad gave it everything they had on court: “The girls knew how important this game was for us and I’m proud that they gave it absolutely…

July 14, 2017
Wales U21 Squad Raring to Go World Cup Play-offs.

Wales U21 will play Barbados at 1pm [GMT] today at their 13th to 16th play-off match at the Netball World Youth Cup 2017 [NWYC2017]. The squad fought a tough battle against hosts Botswana last night in front of a deafening home crowd. Botswana started strong and won the first quarter 18-8, but Wales powered back…

July 13, 2017
Wales U21 to Face Hosts Botswana at Netball World Youth Cup.

Wales’ under 21 netball squad will face Netball World Youth Cup hosts, Botswana at their 9th to 16th placing quarter final match on Thursday at 5pm GMT. Today’s game will decide whether Wales will secure a place in the 9th to 16th place semi-final, or the 13th to 16th semi-final. Despite an impressive victory of…

Wales U21 Bethan Johnson and Georgia Jenkins
July 11, 2017
Wales To Play Own Game Against Caribbean team Trinidad & Tobago.

Wales U21 face Trinidad and Tobago today at 3pm in their final pool match of the Netball World Youth Cup, 2017 [NWYC2017]. After winning yesterday’s match with an impressive 72-30 defeat over Grenada, Wales Head Coach Natalie Peperell said the team are feeling positive about their next challenge: “We will take the positives from yesterday’s…

Sarah Llewelyn at NWYC2017
July 10, 2017
Wales Ease to Victory at Netball World Youth Cup.

Wales’s U21 side have won their first game at the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana.  Wales took on Grenada in their third pool game of the competition on Monday 10 July, and won 72 – 30. Every member of the Wales U21 squad took to court during the match.  Head Coach Natalie Peperell is…

July 10, 2017
Wales U21 Look Ahead to Next World Cup Challenge.

Wales’ under 21 national netball team continue their campaign at the Netball World Youth Cup 2017 [NWYC2017] today as they take on Grenada at 3pm (GMT). Wales have lost both games so far against old rivals England (final score: 69-23) and the fiery Fijians (final score: 35-48).  Wales won the last quarter of yesterday’s game…

July 6, 2017
“Girls we are really proud of you both” – Netball mum Helen Dyke has high hopes for her daughters.

Mother of two Wales international netball stars Helen Dyke from Bridgend is about to fly to Gaborone, Botswana to support her youngest daughter Chloe Dyke as she represents Wales at under 21 level at the Netball World Youth Cup 2017.  Meanwhile, her eldest daughter Bethan, who also plays for the superleague team the Celtic Dragons,…

Wales U21
July 5, 2017
Wales U21 Ready for Netball World Youth Cup 2017.

Wales’ international under 21 netball team have arrived    at their final destination at Gaborone, Botswana ready to take on the world    at the Netball World Youth Cup 2017 [NWYC2017]. After months of preparation on and off the court, the    Welsh athletes and their management team will be looking to give their best…

Netball World Youth Cup Qualifier 2016
Wales v England
Steve Pope ©Sportingwales
April 20, 2017
Welsh Netball Announces Wales’ U21 Squad for World Cup.

Welsh Netball is delighted to announce the under 21 squad selected to represent Wales at the Netball World Youth Cup and the Under 21 Netball Europe Youth Championship. Congratulations to the following athletes who will head to Gaborone, Botswana for the Netball World Youth Cup in July 2017: Rebecca Baker, Fern Davies, Izzy Dunsford, Chloe…

March 6, 2017
Wales’ Under 17 Team Win Silver at Netball Europe U17 Championships.

Wales’ under 17 age group had a successful campaign at the Netball Europe U17 Championships 2017, winning a silver medal position ahead of Scotland and hosts Northern Ireland. Wales drew against Scotland in a nail-biting, entertaining first game on Friday 3 March with 59 to both teams, but lost to Netball Europe champions England on…

March 2, 2017
Wales U17 Squad Feel Ready for their Netball Europe U17 Championship Campaign.

Wales’ under 17 squad of twelve along with their management team left Cardiff this morning on their way to Belfast.  Led by squad Captain Gwenno Davies and Vice-Captain Milly Watts, Wales will face Scotland, England and Northern Ireland during the weekend. Just four of the named squad of twelve have previously taken part in last…

February 13, 2017
Wales Under 17 Squad Announced Ahead of Netball Europe.

Welsh Netball are delighted to announce the squad of twelve athletes who will represent Wales at under 17 age group, at the upcoming Netball Europe U17 Championships. This year’s Netball Europe Championships are held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, between the 3rdand 5th of March.  Wales will take on England, Scotland and hosts Northern Ireland over…

February 6, 2017
Welsh Netball Confirm Multi-Platform Broadcast for Wales v Silver Ferns Matches.

In another significant step for women’s sport in Wales, the upcoming Swansea University International Test Series – Wales v Silver Ferns, will be broadcast live on multiple platforms across the BBC and S4C. “This historic test series continues to go from strength to strength, now with never seen before coverage for netball in Wales,” says…

February 6, 2017
Wales Squad Announced for Silver Ferns Clash. Cyhoeddi Carfan Cymru Cyn Gemau Prawf Seland Newydd.

Wales have named their squad to face New Zealand’s Silver Ferns at the Swansea University International Test Series on the 7th and 8th of February 2017. Led by Captain Suzy Drane, the team will represent their country at the 3,000 capacity Ice Arena Wales, in front a record-breaking crowd for any netball game held here…

February 1, 2017
Swansea University partners with Welsh Netball for the Wales v Silver Ferns netball test series

Swansea University and Welsh Netball are pleased to announce their partnership for the 2017 Wales v New Zealand netball test series. Swansea University has successfully been awarded full naming rights for the much-anticipated two test match series taking place this month, building on the University’s existing partnership with Welsh Netball. ‘The Swansea University International Test…

January 30, 2017
Wales Long Squad Announced Ahead of Silver Ferns Test Series.

Welsh Netball is delighted to announce the selection of Wales’ long squad of 16 players. From these 16 players, the final 12 will be named to face world number 2, New Zealand’s Silver Ferns, on February 7th and 8th.  These world class teams will meet on court at the Ice Arena Wales, as part of…

15.10.2016 Silver Ferns Maria Tutaia in action during the Silver Ferns v Australia netball test match played at Vector Arena in Auckland. Mandatory Photo Credit ©Michael Bradley.
January 25, 2017
10 Things You Need to Know About the Silver Ferns.

In just two weeks’ time the world number 2 netball team, the Silver Ferns of New Zealand, will face Wales in a historic two game test series.  Ranked 8th in the world, Wales will take on giants of the game at the Ice Arena Wales on 7th and 8th of February.  2017 marks twenty years…

January 17, 2017
Wales v Silver Ferns: Tickets FAQ

Why have you changed venue? Due to unprecedented demand, the ticket allocation for Sport Wales sold out in a record 48 hours during the Priority Membership booking period. Welsh Netball would like to give more of our members, clubs and the general public the chance to experience this historic test series. Moving to Ice Arena…

January 16, 2017
Unprecedented Demand Leads to Rehousing of Wales International Test.

In a trailblazing first for Welsh netball, the historic Wales fixtures against world number two the Silver Ferns in February 2017, have been rehoused to the Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff. The move comes as a result of an unprecedented demand for tickets after selling out in 48 hours at the Sport Wales National Centre.  For the…

12.10.2016 Action during the Silver Ferns v Australia netball test match played at the Silver Dome in Launceston in Australia.. Mandatory Photo Credit ©Michael Bradley.
December 16, 2016
Wales v Silver Ferns: How Members Get Tickets!

We are ecstatic to host two test matches with the Silver Ferns on February 7th and 8th 2016, at the Sport Wales National Centre, Cardiff.  The fixtures will mark twenty years since the Ferns visited Wales in 1997.   With both sides looking ahead to the Commonwealth Games, it will be a hot competition and…

12.10.2016 Action during the Silver Ferns v Australia netball test match played at the Silver Dome in Launceston in Australia.. Mandatory Photo Credit ©Michael Bradley.
December 15, 2016
Wales Welcome Silver Ferns for 2017 Test Matches.

Welsh Netball are thrilled to announce that New Zealand’s national netball team the Silver Ferns, will play Wales in a test series in February 2017.  The Silver Ferns are second in the world, and will meet eighth ranked Wales for two fixtures on the 7th and 8th of February. Wales have played against the Silver…

Netball World Youth Cup Qualifier 2016
Wales v England
Steve Pope ©Sportingwales
December 13, 2016
Wales Under 21 Head Coach Appointed.

Welsh Netball are pleased to announce the appointment of Natalie Peperell as the new Head Coach for its Wales U21 squad.  As a former Head Coach of Bath University’s NPL team and Performance Pathway Coach with England Netball, Natalie brings a wealth of experience and an impressive skillset to the U21 Head Coach role. Natalie…

December 13, 2016
Trials for Wales: Gold Coast 2018

Would you like to be part of Team Wales at Commonwealth Games 2018 at the Gold Coast, Australia? Date: Sunday 29th January 2017 Venue: Talybont Sports Centre, Cardiff. Time: 10.30-4pm Registration: 10am Trialists must be available for the above, any future training/playing commitments post June 2017-May 2018 and the following dates:- Training: Saturday 4th February…

November 28, 2016
Wales U21 Long Squad Selection in Preparation for the World Youth Cup 2017.

Following recent trials, the Wales U21 long squad has been selected in preparation for the World Youth Cup in Gaborne, Botswana next year.  Twenty players were chosen who will now work hard in the build-up to the event. Twelve players will then be selected into the final squad at a later date. Congratulations to the…

October 27, 2016
Wales’ U21 Final Squad Announced

Final twelve players announced for Netball Europe Youth Championships 2016.

October 27, 2016
Welsh Netball Announce Full Time Coach.

Welsh Netball is delighted to announce Trish Wilcox as the full-time Head Coach.

October 27, 2016
Suzy Drane: Proud to be a Woman in Sport

Being an avid sportswoman this summer has been truly inspiring.

October 26, 2016
6 More Players Receive Their First Wales Caps

Congratulations to six Welsh players who received their first Wales under 21 caps.

Netball World Youth Cup Qualifier 2016
Wales v England
Steve Pope ©Sportingwales
October 20, 2016
Congratulations to Six Players Who Received Their First Wales Under 21 Caps

Congratulations to six Welsh players who received their first Wales under 21 caps during the Netball Europe Youth Championship earlier this month. Chloe Dyke, Bethan Johnson, Miquie Walker-Jones, Bethan Moore, Leila Thomas and Eve Wright had all taken to the court to play Scotland, England and Northern Ireland’s U21 teams. Former Wales Under 17 Captain,…

Suzy Drane
October 9, 2016
Suzy Drane: Proud to be a Woman in Sport.

What a summer of sport we’ve had! Being an avid sportswoman it’s been truly inspiring to watch the mega events which have been hosted across the world in the last 3 months, to include the European Football, the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Along with what I imagine was the majority of the country, I made…

October 3, 2016
Wales’ U21 Final Squad Announced Ahead of World Youth Cup Qualifiers.

Welsh Netball has announced the final twelve players who will represent Wales at this year’s Netball Europe Youth Championships 2016.  These Championships are also Netball Europe’s World Youth Cup qualifying matches.  England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will all be securing their place at the 2017 Netball World Youth Cup held in Botswana. Come and…

September 30, 2016
Welsh Netball Announce Full Time Wales and Celtic Dragons Coach.

Welsh Netball is delighted to announce Trish Wilcox as the full time Head Coach of Wales and the Celtic Dragons. Over the past 18 months, Trish’s role as Head of Elite Performance has seen growth and development throughout the performance pathway. Trish Wilcox joined the Welsh Netball family in November 2014, returning home to Wales…

September 20, 2016
Welsh Netball Announce Wales U21 Squad.

Welsh netball is delighted to announce the Wales U21 squad of fifteen from which the final twelve will be named to face England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland at the Netball Europe Youth Championship 2016. Cardiff will host the event on 7-9 October 2016 at the Sport Wales Centre, Sophia Gardens.  The matches are World Youth…

September 6, 2016
Are you interested in helping to shape the future of Welsh Netball?

It is an exciting time for women’s sport, and netball in particular. With a successful 7th place finish for Wales at the 2015 World Cup and successful Celtic Dragons Super league team with SKY coverage; we are looking for commercially minded people to help us drive the sport forward in Wales. We are now recruiting…

September 5, 2016
Apply for Performance and Development Training Centre Management Vacancies.

Welsh Netball is inviting applications for coaching and management positions for Performance Training Centres and Development Training Centres. The Performance Training Centres (PTC) will include the top 20 – 25 players in the Region (age guide U21 January 1st 2017) and the Development Training Centre (DTC) includes the top 20 – 25 younger players (age…

August 16, 2016
Welsh Netball Chair Pays Tribute to President Wendy White BEM

Welsh Netball Chair, Catherine Lewis, has hailed the contribution of the devoted, much loved President of the Organisation Wendy White BEM, who sadly passed away last night after a long illness, bravely fought. Barry born Wendy White had been a part of the Welsh netball fraternity for over fifty years as an International player, umpire,…

August 15, 2016
Book Your Place on our Shooting Workshops for Coaches!

Calling all Coaches across the country – this is a fantastic opportunity to learn new shooting techniques and skills to coach your club and/or team. Wales and Celtic Dragons Head Coach, Trish Wilcox has developed a Shooting Workshop that coaches can learn from and utilise. If you would like to increase your netball knowledge, build…

August 12, 2016
INF official statement regarding the Olympics.

The International Netball Federation have released an official statement the status of netball within the Olympics.

August 2, 2016
Welsh Netball Performance Pathway News

England Netball has made the decision not to include the Junior Dragons in the Netball Performance League for 2017. Welsh Netball was informed that this decision was made in order to keep the pathway within England. In light of this decision, Welsh Netball has been given the opportunity to review its Performance Pathway and make positive…

July 19, 2016
Meet our North Wales NDO – Abbie Kelsall

Croeso cynnes i Abbie Kelsall.  A warm welcome to the newest member of our Welsh Netball family, Abbie Kelsall.  Abbie is our new Netball Development Officer for North Wales.   Here’s a little bit about Abbie. Home Town: Buckley. Based: Deeside. Areas I work with: Flintshire, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey. My background: I…

July 11, 2016
Two South West Wales Teams go Head-to-Head in U15 LA Hub Tournament

Congratulations to Swansea netball team from the Mid and West Wales region – winners of this year’s Under 15 LA Hub Tournament.  Swansea won their pool last Saturday and met with Pool B winners Pembrokeshire A team for a very exciting final match. Both teams were closely matched, giving the crowds of supporters a competitive…

July 7, 2016
Port Talbot P.E. Teacher Umpires at Two International Netball Events.

Alison Davies of Fforestfach, Swansea has been invited by the International Netball Federation to umpire at two international events this summer.  The first tournament will be the World University Netball Championships 2016, in Miami, Florida in July.  The second event is the Celtic Clash between Scottish Thistles v Northern Ireland test matches held in Edinburgh…

July 6, 2016
Swansea’s Nichola James awarded College Fellowship award for services to netball.

Former International Netball player Nichola James, has been awarded Fellow of NPTC Group of Colleges for her services to netball.  Nichola, 26, from Swansea, was also given recognition for representing her country in netball at international level. Nichola is a former pupil at Dŵr-y-Felin Comprehensive School, before studying at Neath and Port Talbot College. Nichola…

July 5, 2016
#throwbackthursday to South Africa Tour 2016

So, after just over two weeks of being home, it’s time to reflect on the invaluable experiences which we had during our South Africa tour, on and off the netball court. Where to begin? The staff and volunteers at Netball South Africa were extremely warm and helpful for the duration of our time there, and…