Interviews

May 19, 2020
Mental Health Awareness Week: Clare Jones on Kindness

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and as people across the world cope with the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns it has never been more important to recognise and respond to mental health issues. The theme of 2020’s Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘kindness’ and so we’ve spoken with Wales international and trainee clinical psychologist,…

April 3, 2020
Llantwit Fardre Walking Netball Club: The Story So Far

Siân Ponting leads one of Wales’ most successful walking netball clubs, Llantwit Fardre Walking Netball Club in Rhondda Cynon Taff. Last year, she was nominated as a finalist in the UK Coaching Awards ‘Community Coach of the Year’ category for her achievements in establishing, growing and nurturing the walking netball community in her area. With…

July 9, 2019
South Africa Win the Wendy White Trophy

Wales began their 2019 Summer Tests with a two game series against South Africa’s SPAR Proteas at the Viola Arena in Cardiff Bay. The two games were Wales’ first look at Julie Hoornweg’s brand-new Wales squad, featuring six uncapped players. Three of the debutantes took to court, Lucy Howells, Chantelle Walker Jones and Betsy Creak….

July 16, 2018
Welsh Netball at Cardiff Race for Life

On Sunday 15 July, Welsh Netball was pleased to be at Cardiff Race for Life, promoting netball in the Central South region and supporting all the race’s participants. Race for Life is a women only race event, taking in various distances, which raises vital funds for Cancer Research UK.  Welsh Netball brought its fun inflatable…

January 26, 2018
Netball Leaders Course Off to a Flying Start

Welsh Netball’s new Netball Leaders course has gotten off to a great start over the last few weeks as the National Governing Body for Netball in Wales seeks to train a new generation of netball coaches with exceptional leadership skills.  The new course, which started in Summer 2017, has already proven popular across Wales with…

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,…

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,…

June 18, 2017
Sul y Tadau Hapus to the Netball Dads: Mark’s Story.

1.       When did you start coaching?   I attended the same UKCC Level 1 Course as Jason Hale in January 2015.  I was offered to do the course by Cath Hares, who at the time was the local area sports development officer. I then started coaching in 2015 for Tredegar Senior Netball Club.  I volunteered…

June 5, 2017
Volunteers Week 2017: Zoe Hill

33 year-old Primary School teacher Zoe Hill recently won Community Coach of the Year Award at the Swansea Sports Awards. We caught up with Zoe to find out why she volunteers, and what are her responsibilities. Hi Zoe, could you describe your role as one of Welsh Netball’s Performance Training Centre Coach, and your Coaching…

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