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    July 12, 2018

Welsh Netball Enters into Partnership with Coleg Sir Gâr Netball Academy

Welsh Netball has entered into partnership with Coleg Sir Gâr in order to improve opportunities for its students to access netball.

Welsh Netball will work with the college’s netball coaches, Rhian Davies and Cath Roberts to help players develop and gain experience along the Welsh Netball pathway. This will include collaboration with Welsh Netball coaches and the Under 17 and 21 squads.

Welsh Netball Head of Performance, Rosie Pretorius will work with Coleg Sir Gâr’s Netball Academy to help develop its netball programme, including aspects of coaching, strength & conditioning and analysis.

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Rosie Pretorius, front left and Dr Andrew Cornish, front right, signing the partnership between the college and Welsh Netball.

Signing the partnership, Rosie Pretorius, Welsh Netball’s Head of Performance said: “I’m very pleased to sign a partnership between Welsh Netball and Coleg Sir Gâr. There is a big netball playing population in Carmarthenshire and the partnership between ourselves and the college will allow us to work closely with some of the most exciting young netball players in West Wales.”

The partnership comes as Coleg Sir Gâr comes close to completing the construction of revolutionary news sporting facilities on its Llanelli campus. These facilities include a brand-new wood sprung floor indoor netball court, multi-gym and changing rooms.

Pretorius added: “The new facilities at Coleg Sir Gâr will be fantastic for netball in the area. We look forward to using the new court to host PTC/DTC training sessions, camps and events in the future.”

The facilities, due to be officially opened on 5 October 2018 will provide further opportunities for netball players in Llanelli and Carmarthenshire. It also means that the Coleg Sir Gâr netball team, who won the colleges’ league last season, will be able to play their home games on campus for the first time. Deputy Principal, Dr Andrew Cornish spoke of his excitement at the academic year to come at Coleg Sir Gâr. He said: “It has always been a desire of the College to have netball played on campus. The new facilities will further improve what we offer young people at the college and the agreement between Welsh Netball and the college will help us take our netball provision to the next level, following a very successful season.”

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Left to Right – Coach Cath Roberts, Captain Alisha John and Coach Rhian Davies. All are excited about the beginning of the Welsh Netball partnership.

One of the beneficiaries of the new partnership and Coleg Sir Gâr’s improved facilities will be college netball captain, Alisha John. Alisha, who will begin her second year at the college next year, said: “I’m really excited about the new court – it’ll be nice to have a real home for our games and it’ll mean less travel.”

The Netball Academy at Coleg Sir Gâr is run by Rhian Davies and Cath Roberts. Both are excited about teaming up with Welsh Netball and what it means for young players in the evening. Cath Roberts said: “We’ve worked hard to build up [the netball programme] and it’s the next step for the future. It’s a big opportunity for the girls coming here next year.”

Rhian Davies, who is taking on the role of Wales Under 17 Head Coach, added: “We are very excited for the new facilities – hosting home matches here will be a massive benefit. I think it’s going to draw local talent to the academy and allow us to further strengthen the age group.”

Welsh Netball looks forward to working with Coleg Sir Gâr as the partnership gets underway. We look forward to featuring more from the college once the new netball facilities are opened from September.

CSG Site Visit
Welsh Netball were honoured to get a sneak peek of the new facilities, due to open at the college in October 2018.

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