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

    Posted by:

    Wales Netball

  • Posted on:

    July 19, 2018

Update from Welsh Netball AGM

On Saturday 30 June, Welsh Netball held its Annual General Meeting at the Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells. Following the AGM, here are the main changes that will be taking effect for the 2018/19 season.

Election of Officers:

Mel Hellerman was elected to the Board of Welsh Netball as a non-executive Director with responsibility for community development. Welsh Netball welcomes Mel to the Board and looks forward to working with her on community development in the coming season.

Increase in the Number of Appointed Directors:

The Welsh Netball Board will now consist of 7 appointed non-executive Directors and 5 elected Directors. As a result, Welsh Netball is now recruiting for 5 new appointed non-executive Directors, with specific skills relating to communications and marketing, IT/digital, the law, governance and policy and HR. This is an exciting development for Welsh Netball’s governance and will allow the organisation to add new skills and expertise to its Board. More information on the recruitment can be found here.

Changes to Affiliation Fees:

As agreed by the membership at the AGM for the 2018/19 season there will be a slight increase to the fees charged for affiliation. There has been no increase to any membership fees or structure for the last 5 years (2013) and inflation has increased by 11.1% between 2013 and 2018.

In addition, over the last 3 years Welsh Netball has absorbed all increases in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) which in rose in 2016 by 0.5% and in 2017 by 2%, taking the rate of IPT to an all-time high of 12%.  Despite delivering over and above on Community and Governance targets, due to the challenging financial climate, Welsh Netball has received a cut in exchequer funding from Sport Wales.  None of these increases or cuts have been passed on to the membership. These increases are small and we have made every effort to fairly distribute the increases in affiliation costs.

The small changes to affiliation fees are as follows:

Affiliation Type 2017/18 Fee 2018/19 Fee
Under 11 £5 £6
Junior (12-18yo) £15 £16
Adult £30 £35
Adult (Late Payment) £35 £40
Adult (Monthly) £5 £6
Club £30 £40

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 […]
Scroll to Top