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

    Posted by:

    Wales Netball

  • Posted on:

    March 31, 2017

Welsh Netball Supports ‘Save Nicola’ Campaign.

Welsh Netball are very proud to support the ‘Save Nicola’ campaign which is fundraising for mum of two Nicola White.  The 32-year-old from Llanelli has been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of bone cancer called Osteosarcoma with limited treatment options.   Nicola’s friends, family and the netball community have come together to support the cause and help fundraise for the treatment that she so desperately needs.

Nicola’s daughter Ava is a member of the Morganite Junior Netball Club.  The whole netball family have been proactive and have organised a tournament on Sunday 2nd April at Llanelli Leisure Centre.  Welsh Netball have donated raffle prizes including a netball signed by the Welsh national squad, a Silver Ferns training top from the recent Swansea University International Test Series, and a pair of complimentary tickets to a Celtic Dragons home game.

“When we were contacted and told about Nicolas circumstances it was important that we supported where we possibly could,” says Welsh Netball CEO Sarah Jones.

“We have tried to do that in numerous ways, by not only donating prizes that can help raise money but also by Celtic Dragons players helping raise the profile of the campaign.

“I wish the campaign great success and really encourage anyone from the netball community to get involved and help raise money for much needed treatment.”

Celtic Dragons stars Stacey Peeters and Kalifa McCollin showed their support when they visited Ysgol y Ffwrnes to meet Nicola’s daughter Ava and her brother Owen.  Both superleague athletes were proud to wear their t-shirts and say it was an honour to meet Nicola’s brave children.

“It was an honour to meet Ava and Owen, and the Celtic Dragons team are proud to support the campaign,” says Kiwi netball player for the Celtic Dragons, Stacey Peeters.

“We wish you all the luck in the world on Sunday and hope you have lots of fun playing netball whilst fundraising for your amazing netball mum.  We can’t wait to meet the lucky Celtic Dragons ticket winners at our game.”

Sunday’s event has received a fantastic response with entries by 40 teams from various clubs, businesses, and reformed clubs from across south Wales.  All will compete in an exciting all-day netball tournament between 11am and 8pm at Llanelli LC.  The event kicks off with the local Under 9 teams taking part in their own tournament.

Organisers encourage all from the netball community to come along to watch and to soak up the atmosphere and grab yourself one of Cam’s cupcakes.  All funds raised by Save Nicola will go towards her Proton Beam Therapy.    If you can’t make it – then why not show your support by donating to the Save Nicola Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/savenicola


Volunteer of the Month

As a co-founder of one of the fastest growing Netball clubs in Pembrokeshire for the past 20 years, Mel’s contribution to the growth of Netball in her area is phenomenal. This is Mel’s last year maintaining her many roles and duties, and Wales Netball would like to recognise her immense efforts by awarding her our […]

Welsh Feathers and National Academy Updates: Exciting Developments and Match Highlights

Welsh Feathers Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates on the upcoming Welsh Feathers trials. Scheduled for August, these trials are for the 2024/2025 season. If you’re eager to be part of the Welsh Feathers program, keep an eye out for more information coming soon. In addition, the Welsh Feathers will […]

Organisation of the Month

North Powys County Netball Association has been in operation since Lisa Trigg set it up over 12 years ago and has successfully managed with limited resources and facilities in their area, returning year after year with great teams for the Wales Netball Inter County Championship. Unfortunately, last year was one of their most difficult years […]

Announcement: Donna Crossman

It is with deep sorrow that we confirm the passing of Donna Crossman following a tragic accident on Sunday evening. Donna was not only an exceptional Wales and Celtic Dragons Team Manager between 2014 and 2018 but also a beloved member of our community particularly the South East Region where Donna was most recently Team […]

National Academy Tournament ahead of LexisNexis Cardiff Dragons Arena fixtures

The excitement is building as Wales Netball’s National Academy squads prepare to compete in the National Academy Tournament ahead of the upcoming LexisNexis Cardiff Dragons NSL fixtures, at the Utilita Arena, in Cardiff. Fans are in for a treat with a full day of high-performance netball action, starting with the National Academy Tournament which will […]

AGM 2024: Registration, Proxy Voting, Nominations and Agenda

The 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Wales Netball will take place Thursday 8th August at 6pm on the virtual hosting platform Microsoft Teams. This article will be updated to include the Agenda and Registration details closer to the time. Board Nomination Information: Board nominations are now open until Thursday 27th June for the following positions […]
Scroll to Top