• https://walesnetball.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/cropped-wales-netball-icon-logo-1.png

    Posted by:

    Wales Netball

  • Posted on:

    September 20, 2023

Organisation of the Month

Wales Netball’s first Organisation of the Month is Cymric Netball Clwb for their dedication to achieving their club vision and ethos: ‘We believe netball is for everyone. We want to be an exemplary club for inclusion in Wales.’ Cymric Netball Clwb was founded in August 2023, and it rapidly welcomed nearly 40 netball players! A proud member of the All-Wales LGBTQ+ Sports Network, they aim to provide a safe space for all those in the LGBTQIA+ community and beyond to participate in Netball.

Catering to everyone, they offer a variety of chances for people to get involved. Whether it is competitively (with two teams competing in the South-East League), socially in their back-to-netball or mixed netball sessions, or through volunteering opportunities at events to gain work experience. They are even working on a form of Wheelchair Netball, and it doesn’t stop there!

Cymric Netball Clwb also host open-category mixed tournament fundraisers, with their most recent fundraiser attracting over 150 netballers! These events bring their community together to boost involvement in hard-to-reach communities and increase the number of males playing netball. All donations raised are then reinvested into the club to help subsidise kit, lower membership fees for new mothers/caregivers, and discount playing costs for non-competitive players.

By positioning themselves to welcome diverse communities, they recognise a need to up-skill and educate volunteer staff. For example, their coaching team have recently attended a course run by Disability Sport Wales to better understand the impact of the menstrual cycle in sport. In the future, they have plans for two coaches to attend the Level 3 Disability Sport Wales course for Inclusion in Sport. Safeguarding Courses on how to work best with diverse communities are also on the horizon.

It is clear that Cymric Netball Clwb truly care about their members and are working hard to open the sport of netball up to everyone. We wish them the best of luck going forward and have no doubt that they will become a pillar in their community!

At the halfway point of every month, Wales Netball will announce its Organisation of the Month. An article will be displayed on our website and a post will be shared across all our social media channels.

If you would like to nominate an organisation involved in the Netball community, complete the nomination form using this link: https://forms.gle/9RxwRWndbCRX4fgCA

Wales U19 Europe Netball Squad Announcement

We are delighted to reveal the Wales U19 Squad that will be competing in a Europe Netball U19 Pilot event this December. The squad features bright prospects from our National Academy Programme, led by a strong management team. The event will take place in Loughborough on the 16th and 17th December 2023 and will provide […]

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 Chair Catherine Lewis Awarded Sport Caerphilly Lifetime Achievement Award

The annual Sport Caerphilly Sport Awards took place on Friday 10th November, and our Chair Catherine Lewis was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Catherine has been involved in netball for over 40 years and selflessly devotes over 20 hours a week to her various commitments in the sport. Her involvement in netball stretches from grassroots […]

Cost of Living Support Fund Second Application Window

Update: Due to a high volume of applications, we will be closing the application window at 5PM on Friday 17th November 2023. After a successful first application window of the Cost of Living Support Fund, we are pleased to announce the opening of the second application window!  Items such as trainers, sports bras and other […]

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 […]

November Volunteer of the Month

Wales Netballs’ Volunteer of the Month for November is awarded to an incredible coach who is committed to the development of netball in North West Wales. This is none other than Simone Gould! Despite only residing in the area for a year, Simone has had a huge impact on the provision and delivery of Netball. […]
Scroll to Top