Category: Welsh Feathers

Clare Jones Announces Retirement from Netball

Clare Jones Announces Retirement from Netball

Clare Jones has today announced that she has retired from international netball. The midcourter’s last game for her country was at the 2023 Netball World Cup against the Scottish Thistles, where the win against Scotland secured Jones and the Welsh Feathers a ninth-place finish. Clare made her Welsh Feathers debut against South Africa in the […]

The Ugandan She Cranes win Wales Home Test Series in Thrilling Final Match

The Ugandan She Cranes win Wales Home Test Series in Thrilling Final Match

At the start of the new year, we hosted a test series between the Uganda She Cranes and the Welsh Feathers. The series was closely contested, with Uganda winning two of the three matches to take the series. The Welsh Feathers had lots to celebrate over the series, including a win and six debuts. An […]

Welsh Feathers Squad Announcement

Welsh Feathers Squad Announcement

After the recent announcement of the 2023/24 Welsh Feathers Squad, we are excited to announce the Welsh Feathers 2023/24 Leadership Team and squad that will be competing in the January test series against Uganda. Midcourters Bethan Dyke and Nia Jones will lead the squad as Co-Captains for the 2023/24, season supported by defender Ella Powell-Davies […]

Wales Netball Announce Welsh Feathers vs Ugandan She Cranes Test Series

Wales Netball Announce Welsh Feathers vs Ugandan She Cranes Test Series

After the reveal of the new look Welsh Feathers Squad, we are delighted to announce an international test series against Uganda in January 2024. The last time Wales faced Uganda was at the Netball World Cup in South Africa where the match finished 73-56 to the She Cranes. Before meeting at the Netball World Cup, […]

Wales Netball Appoints Natalie Roddy as Welsh Feathers Assistant Coach

Wales Netball Appoints Natalie Roddy as Welsh Feathers Assistant Coach

Natalie Roddy joins Head Coach Emily Handyside as Assistant Coach for the Welsh Feathers. Roddy has vast experience in a variety of high-performance environments, including Team Bath’s Netball Super League and NPL squads, and England Netball’s Southwest Regional Academies. About her appointment, Roddy said “It’s a real honour to join Wales Netball and work with […]

Welsh Feathers Announce Squad for 2023-2024 Season

We are delighted to announce our Welsh Feathers Squad and Training Partners for the 2023/24 season. The 19-athlete Welsh Feathers squad comprises a mix of new faces and experience, with 14 athletes that were part of the squad for the NWC 2023 making their return. Several athletes have progressed through the Wales Netball Performance Pathway, […]

Suzy Drane Amongst Four Welsh Athletes Inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame

Suzy Drane Amongst Four Welsh Athletes Inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame

On Friday 13th September, Welsh Feathers most capped player ever Suzy Drane along with Olympic hockey medallist Leah Wilkinson, Wales football’s all-time leading goal scorer Helen Ward and dual-code rugby international John Devereux were inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame. The four inductions bring the roll of honour up to 164 greats. Drane […]

Netball World Cup Match Report – 9th / 10th Placing Match

Netball World Cup Match Report – 9th / 10th Placing Match

With both Wales and Scotland chasing a 9th place finish at the Netball World Cup 2023 in Cape Town, there was plenty to play for when the two sides went head-to-head in our final match of the competition.   Some great intercepts and rebounds from the Welsh Feathers ensured we edged ahead, taking a two-goal advantage […]

Netball World Cup Match Reports – Preliminaries Stage 2

Netball World Cup Match Reports – Preliminaries Stage 2

Match 4 – Wales vs New Zealand We faced the reigning champions in our fourth match of the Netball World Cup, and it was another tough match for the Welsh Feathers. Wales stayed close to the Silver Ferns at the start of the match, but the second ranked team in the world pulled away and […]

Netball World Cup Match Reports – Preliminaries Stage 1

Netball World Cup Match Reports – Preliminaries Stage 1

Match 1 – Wales vs South Africa Our first match of the 2023 Netball World Cup was against the home nation South Africa. The Welsh Feathers didn’t only have to contend with the Spar Proteas on the court, but also the deafening roar of the home crowd in the stands. The first quarter was dominated […]

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