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    January 21, 2021

Welsh Netball Launches Umpire Steering Group

Recently, Welsh Netball launched a new nationwide Umpiring Steering Group to help determine the direction of Wales’ netball umpiring pathway and strategy. We were delighted by the number of expressions of interest we received in response to launching the group. The group itself met for the first time in January 2021 and saw a number of different umpires at different stages of their career join together virtually.

Initial discussions within the group were very productive and identified a number of areas for development within the umpiring set-up. These contributions will help Welsh Netball to nurture a more sustainable and impactful umpiring pathway.

Areas identified for development included:

  • Clear progression for umpires achieving their qualifications.
  • Continuous opportunities for development through an umpiring incentive programme.
  • Development of a support network through mentoring programmes and umpire assessor training.

As Welsh Netball continues to innovate and evolve its offering for the ‘new normal’ the umpiring pathway will continue to be a priority for the National Governing Body and the Umpire Steering Group will be a core part of this. We look forward to bringing you further updates regarding future officiating opportunities and developments. We would also like to thank the Umpire Steering Group members for volunteering their time to assist us and we look forward to the next scheduled meeting.

U12 & U14 National Club Championship

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th May was a brilliant finale of outstanding netball held at Cardiff University, hosting the qualified clubs from across Wales.   Wales Netball would like to congratulate all the teams for your performances during the course of the competition, the impressive event showcased some fantastic talent.   Huge congratulations to the winners, runners-ups […]

University of Wales Trinity Saint David Regional Academy Spotlight

In the last of our Regional Academy spotlights, we focus on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Regional Academy, their motivation, and the skills that Head Coach Nicole Howells is teaching her athletes. In the heart of Carmarthen, at the UWTSD Sports Centre, budding athletes train every Saturday, driven by their passion for sports […]

Welsh Language Week – Celebrating Gwynedd a Môn Netball League

As the National Governing Body for netball in Wales, we have started making small steps on our journey to including and promoting the Welsh language within our sport. We know it won’t be a quick journey as we want to do it right! However, there are organisations within our netball community who have taken tremendous […]

FleetEV National League Live Streaming Announcement

Wales Netball is thrilled to announce that Tantrwm will return as our official livestream partners for the FleetEV National League 2024. Wales Netball has collaborated with Tantrwm many times before and we are excited to have them livestream all FleetEV National League events this year on our Facebook and YouTube accounts.   Just like last year, these […]

Journey to the Podium: We’re collaborating with UKAD for this year’s Clean Sport Week, 13 -17 May

Wales Netball is proud to reaffirm our commitment to clean sportby backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) Clean Sport Week campaign from 13 – 17 May.  Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week championing clean sport,education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK. This year’s Clean Sport Week theme is “Journey to the Podium”. Throughout theweek, UKAD […]

Neath Port Talbot Regional Academy Spotlight

In 2024, the spotlight shines brightly on the dedication and talent emanating from the Regional Academies across Wales. These academies, nestled in communities and institutions, serve as the nurturing grounds for the future stars of Welsh netball in the performance environment. Among them, the Neath Port Talbot College (NPTC) Regional Academy stands tall, a beacon […]
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