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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.

National Academy Squad Announcement

We are excited to reveal the athletes that have been selected for our 2022/23 U21/U19 and U17 National Academy Squads.  The athletes that have been selected are as follows: U21/U19 National Academy Squad Led by Jo Ricketts (Head Coach), Jen Barett (Assistant Coach) and Cerys Rees (Team Manager). A. Heath-Drury F. Collier A. Lillie G. […]

Sara Moore’s role evolves to full-time Head of Elite

Sara Moore first joined Wales Netball in 2018 as an Assistant Coach to the Welsh Feathers Squad. She became a full-time member of staff in September 2021 in a hybrid role that was split into two key functions: Welsh Feathers Head Coach, and Head of Elite. This saw Sara lead on the strategic aspects of […]

Wales Netball complete UK Anti-Doping Assurance Framework

Wales Netball is delighted to announce its completion of the Assurance Framework, which National Governing Bodies (NGBs) must fulfil to certify to UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) that they are meeting their anti-doping responsibilities. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published the updated 2021 UK National Anti-Doping Policy (Policy) in April 2021, which all […]

Welsh Feathers Book their Place in the 2023 Netball World Cup

Over a week has passed since the European World Cup Qualifiers and what a tournament it was for the Welsh Feathers. The Welsh Feathers secured their place in the 2023 Netball World Cup in style by being the only unbeaten team in the competition. Match 1 – WAL vs IOM The Feathers campaign started on […]

Sara Moore Chooses Squad for World Cup Qualifiers

Today Head Coach Sara Moore has announced her Welsh Feathers Squad that will compete in the World Cup Qualifiers in Glasgow. The event will take place at the Emirates Arena from 12th – 16th October 2022. The Welsh Feathers will contest in a five-day, round robin tournament to secure a place at the 2023 Netball […]

Welsh Feathers vs Ugandan She Cranes Test Series Report

With the European World Cup Qualifiers fast approaching, it was great to host Uganda for two test series at House of Sport. It was the first time seeing the venue full of spectators, and it was amazing to see such a buzzing and electric atmosphere! In the first test match, we saw the Welsh Feathers […]
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