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    October 31, 2023

2023/24 U19 National Academy Squad and Management Announcement

We are excited to reveal the management team and athletes selected for our U19 National Academy Squad for the 2023/24 season.

The 2023/24 U19 National Academy Squad will be led by Jo Ricketts (Head Coach), Vikki Healan (Assistant Coach), Anna O’Brien (Team Manager) and supported by Physiotherapist, Heather McLintock. The selected squad are as follows:


Lauren Boon

Carys Davies

Keira Edwards

Ava Featon

Nia Jones

Beca Parry

Olivia Sutton

Alice Taylor


Olivia Brereton

Megan Cotterell

Meg Gwyther

Darcy Hastings

Holly Jenkins

Maddi Lovett

Eluned Owen

Taylor Ratcliffe

Thea Rhodes

Sophie Woosey


Izzy Affley

Caitlin Blanks

Nia Bullen

Freya Evans

Ebony Ham

Elizabeth Hardie

Lottie Moffat

Erin Price

Annie Taylor

Ellie Thomas

Congratulations to all athletes and management selected for the 2023/24 season!

Wales U19 Europe Netball Squad Announcement

We are delighted to reveal the Wales U19 Squad that will be competing in a Europe Netball U19 Pilot event this December. The squad features bright prospects from our National Academy Programme, led by a strong management team. The event will take place in Loughborough on the 16th and 17th December 2023 and will provide […]

Wales Netball Announce Welsh Feathers vs Ugandan She Cranes Test Series

After the reveal of the new look Welsh Feathers Squad, we are delighted to announce an international test series against Uganda in January 2024. The last time Wales faced Uganda was at the Netball World Cup in South Africa where the match finished 73-56 to the She Cranes. Before meeting at the Netball World Cup, […]

Wales Netball Chair Catherine Lewis Awarded Sport Caerphilly Lifetime Achievement Award

The annual Sport Caerphilly Sport Awards took place on Friday 10th November, and our Chair Catherine Lewis was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Catherine has been involved in netball for over 40 years and selflessly devotes over 20 hours a week to her various commitments in the sport. Her involvement in netball stretches from grassroots […]

Cost of Living Support Fund Second Application Window

Update: Due to a high volume of applications, we will be closing the application window at 5PM on Friday 17th November 2023. After a successful first application window of the Cost of Living Support Fund, we are pleased to announce the opening of the second application window!  Items such as trainers, sports bras and other […]

Wales Netball Appoints Natalie Roddy as Welsh Feathers Assistant Coach

Natalie Roddy joins Head Coach Emily Handyside as Assistant Coach for the Welsh Feathers. Roddy has vast experience in a variety of high-performance environments, including Team Bath’s Netball Super League and NPL squads, and England Netball’s Southwest Regional Academies. About her appointment, Roddy said “It’s a real honour to join Wales Netball and work with […]

November Volunteer of the Month

Wales Netballs’ Volunteer of the Month for November is awarded to an incredible coach who is committed to the development of netball in North West Wales. This is none other than Simone Gould! Despite only residing in the area for a year, Simone has had a huge impact on the provision and delivery of Netball. […]
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