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

    Posted by:

    Wales Netball

  • Posted on:

    September 12, 2019

Llantwit Fardre Walking Netball Club Celebrates Its First Year

One year ago, Welsh Netball in partnership with Sport Rhondda Cynon Taff and the Women’s Institute launched some walking netball pilot sessions at Llantwit Fardre Leisure Centre which grew into one of the country’s first walking netball clubs. Now Llantwit Fardre Walking Netball Club is a year old, the walking format of the game has gone from strength to strength across the nation. Working in collaboration with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes Cymru, Welsh Netball has helped launch even more walking netball sessions across Wales, which are having some wonderful health and well-being benefits on their participants.

Meanwhile, in Llantwit Fardre, the new club’s walking netball sessions have quickly become oversubscribed, leading the club to launch a second night of training. The club now also has its own badge. There is even talk of looking to get involved with walking hockey sessions!

Siân Ponting, who runs the club, reflected on a ‘whirlwind’ year for her and her players. Siân said: “The impact that walking netball has had on ladies within our community (and beyond) has been phenomenal. The stories that I am hearing about the influence that is having on ladies’ lives are both heartwarming and inspiring. 

“The benefits that sport brings are awesome, providing more than just a physical benefit – the positive impact on mental well-being and social inclusion is massive and you have only got to speak to our members to understand why.”

She added: “I am very excited about what the next year will bring and am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together!”

Welsh Netball would like to thank Siân, NFWI-Cymru and Sport RCT for all of their work on walking netball over the last year. With so much more to come in both Llantwit Fardre and across Wales, we look forward to catching up with participants soon and hearing about how engaging with walking netball has had an impact on them.

You can follow Llantwit Fardre Walking Netball Club via Twitter @w_net_Llantwit

Wales U19 and U21 Squad Announcements 

Exciting news for netball fans! We are excited to announce that Wales U19 and U21 teams will be playing against Scotland U19 and U21 in Cardiff, ahead of the LexisNexis Cardiff Dragons’ game against Surrey Storm on the 19th of April.  The match timings are below:  The matches will feature some of the most talented […]

Coleg Cambria Regional Academy Spotlight

The Coleg Cambria Regional Academy aims to develop young athletes into successful netball players while fostering a love for the game. The Regional Academy is located at Coleg Cambria’s Yale site in Wrexham and provides an excellent opportunity for passionate netball athletes to excel. This month, the focus has been on defensive principles, with the […]

Contribute to Netball in Wales

We are pleased to share that we have launched a donation option on our membership platform for internal and external stakeholders to contribute towards several areas of delivery in our organisation. Donations will contribute to the following areas of development within the organisation, helping to support: Every quarter, our operational team will review the donations […]

March Organisation of the Month

For several years, Clwb Pel-Rwyd Ser Y Cwm, has struggled to recruit enough volunteers to support with their netball sessions, until recently when the committee put their heads together and came up with an innovative, sustainable solution! They are currently implementing an action plan to maintain a consistent influx of volunteers who can assist their […]

U16 National Club Championships

Last weekend (Sunday 17th March), Wales Netball hosted the U16 National Club Championships at Sport Wales National Centre, hosting 16 teams who had qualified from across Wales as the best in their regions.   A huge congratulations to all the teams who qualified for the National Final, and a further congratulations to the winners, runners up […]

March Volunteer of the Month

For more than thirty years, Tricia Chapman has been active in Ceredigion and had an immense impact on netball in the County and the surrounding area. Because of her unwavering commitment, Tricia is our March Volunteer of the Month. After her move to Aberystwyth, Tricia immediately continued her love of netball by joining a team […]
Scroll to Top