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    August 2, 2022

Nia Jones reaches milestone 50th Cap against Australia

1 match after her teammate notched up her 50th cap, co-captain Nia Jones celebrates her 50th cap in a high intensity match against Australia.

Nia made her debut for Wales Netball back in 2013, against Scotland and she has firmly become a fan favourite. Her dogged determination and flare is what sets her apart on court, but her personality is the reason why she is liked by many.

The 22nd Commonwealth Games marks Nia’s 3rd appearance at the games and she has grown in strength after every one. For her 50th game, Nia certainly had a battle against the Australian wing attacks (Liz Watson and Kiera Austin), but within the first 5 minutes, the co-captain made her mark against the world number one team.

Throughout the match, Nia held her own and pressured the opposition into making mistakes. She continually helped in attack and fed her teammates with precision.

Congratulations Nia! We’ve loved watching you play in all 50 matches, and can’t wait to watch 50 more!

Inter County Championship 2023

Wales Netball hosted the first National Competition of 2022 / 2023 season! The Inter County Championship which was held in Bangor, hosted 37 teams across 5 categories in a exciting 2-day competition weekend! We were privileged to see so many athletes competing in such a exceptional championship, and it was great to see an abundance […]

New Safeguarding Courses

In 2021, we launched our Concern Reporting platform, MyConcern, for our community and pathway Safeguarding Officers to log safeguarding concerns more effectively and efficiently. Since 2021, we have created an action and implementation plan for Safeguarding within netball and as part of that plan, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Time […]

Wales Netball Seeking Two Non-Executive Directors

We are looking to recruit two enthusiastic and forward-thinking people with specific skills, experience and knowledge to join our Board of Directors. Wales Netball is looking for individuals that can broaden the skills-base and diversity of the Board and support the next stage of growth and development in the organisation. We are looking to recruit […]

Emily Handyside Appointed as Welsh Feathers Head Coach

After a successful recruitment process, we are thrilled to announce that the new Welsh Feathers Head Coach will be Emily Handyside. Emily will take charge this month and will manage upcoming Welsh Feathers campaigns including the Netball World Cup this August. Emily became the Technical Coach for the Welsh Feathers back in September of last […]

Suzy Drane Retires from International Netball

Suzy Drane, Wales’s most capped Netballer and Welsh Feather Number 168 has made the decision to retire from international Netball. Suzy made her debut for the Feathers in 2005 aged 18, and has represented Wales in 125 international matches including appearing at 2 Netball World Cups and 4 Commonwealth Games. Suzy has had a leadership […]

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. […]
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