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    September 22, 2023

Suzy Drane Amongst Four Welsh Athletes Inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame

On Friday 13th September, Welsh Feathers most capped player ever Suzy Drane along with Olympic hockey medallist Leah Wilkinson, Wales football’s all-time leading goal scorer Helen Ward and dual-code rugby international John Devereux were inducted into the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame. The four inductions bring the roll of honour up to 164 greats.

Drane has been at the heart of Wales Netball for almost two decades, captaining both Wales and Celtic Dragons. She played across all three centre court positions; centre, wing attack, and wing defence, and made her debut for the Feathers in 2005 aged 18. Drane has represented Wales in 125 international matches including appearing at two Netball World Cups, and four Commonwealth Games.

Suzy Drane, Wales’s most capped Netballer and Welsh Feather Number 168 had a leadership role for the majority of her time in the senior squad and is still an inspiration for all whom she comes into contact with.

To add to her sporting career, Commonwealth Games Wales have recently announced Drane as Chair for Team Wales Athletes Commission. As Chair, she will work together with the experienced athletes on the Athletes Commission to ensure key decisions and recommendations are shared with the CGW Board as Team Wales look towards future games.

Alongside her illustrious netball career, Suzy has been a lecturer in Sport Development and Performance Sport at Cardiff Met University since 2011 following the completion of a BSc and MSc in Sport Development, and Physical Activity and Health.

Suzy Drane becomes the third netball player to be inducted after Helen Weston and Wendy White. This is an immense achievement, and everyone at Wales Netball sends Suzy a massive congratulations!

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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