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    August 11, 2020

Netball to Move to Stage 3 of ‘Return to Play’ Roadmap

On Thursday 13 August, Welsh Netball will move to Stage 3 of its ‘Return to Play’ roadmap. This decision has been made following consideration of the latest Welsh Government advice, consultation of community netball stakeholders and with regard to the latest scientific and medical advice relating to netball activity. This development now means that organised netball fitness activity may now take place in groups of up to 30 people, socially distanced, outdoors.

Expanded netball fitness activity is a very positive step forward for Wales’ netball community. This progress is balanced with a continued focus on risk management, with organised netball fitness activity continuing to take place outdoors, without the sharing of equipment. All participants are required to maintain 2 meter social distancing and this includes Under 11s, in line with the guidance we released last week. You can read that update here.

Now that we have reached Stage 3 of the roadmap, clubs and leagues are now strongly encouraged to begin engaging with Welsh Netball’s #NetsGetReady COVID-19 safety checklist. The 5-step checklist is designed to keep all participants in netball activity safe and more information on #NetsGetReady can be found here. Please note, from Stage 4 of the ‘Return to Play’ roadmap, the checklist will become mandatory for all affiliated clubs and leagues.

At present, it is required that clubs complete a Risk Assessment prior to commencing any organised netball fitness activity. A template Risk assessment can be found here. Clubs are should also consult with our netball session guidelines to assist them in organising such activity. A link to this advice can be found here.

Welsh Netball will monitor the progress of clubs and leagues through the #NetsGetReady checklist and will consult with community netball stakeholders as we settle into Stage 3 of the roadmap. Welsh Netball will consider any updated information at the next Welsh Government COVID-19 review on 21 August to see what impact it will have on our continued ‘Return to Play’ journey.

To Celebrate UK Coaching Week Wales Netball and eCoach Launch new online Training Platform

This UK Coaching week, we are delighted to release our new training platform in partnership with eCoach. The coaching platform is designed to deliver training and education to coaches, players, and the general netball workforce. This new platform creates a dynamic-learning environment which will develop and expand the pool of skilled coaches, volunteers, and workforce […]

Concussion Policy Updated for Grassroots Sports

Recently the UK Government have published UK-wide Concussion Guidelines for Grassroots Sport to help players, coaches, parents, schools, National Governing Bodies, and sports administrators to identify, manage, and prevent the issue. The guidelines were developed by a panel of neurology and sports medicine experts, both academics and clinicians from the UK and further afield. They […]

U12 and U14 National Club Championship

On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May, Wales Netball hosted the U12 and U14 National Club Championships at Pembrokeshire Sports Village, hosting teams who had qualified from across Wales. The prestigious occasion displayed incredible talent from all involved and we would like to honour all the teams for their performances throughout the competition. We were […]

Pamela Cookey to Host National League Live Stream

After the fantastic news that each National League competition will be streamed, we are delighted to announce that Pamela Cookey will be hosting the live stream for all three National League competitions. Pamela Cookey has 114 international caps and is now one of the most regular voices on the Sky Sports coverage of the Netball […]

National League Partners Announced

Wales Netball is pleased to announce that Tantrwm, The Netball Show, and Gallery Loft Conversions will be National League partners, with Tantrwm being the Headline Partner, The Netball Show being the Podcast Partner, and Gallery Loft Conversions partnering with Valleys Volcanoes. Wales Netball have worked with Headline Partner Tantrwm in the past, and we are […]

National League Umpires Selected

We are excited to announce the umpires that have been selected to officiate our first National League competition happening on Sunday 21st May. The first of three National League tournaments will take place in Bangor this Sunday, with the schedule due to be released on Friday 18th May. The umpires that have been selected for […]
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