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

    Posted by:

    Wales Netball

  • Posted on:

    March 4, 2019

Wales Under 17 Claim Silver at Netball Europe

Wales Under 17 returned home from the Netball Europe Under 17 Open Championships in Huddersfield this weekend as runners-up after three fantastic victories in the European showpiece competition. 

The Welsh youngsters faced a demanding schedule of four fixtures in three days and began the tournament with two huge games in the first day. The tournament got off to the best possible start for Wales as they overcame their Celtic rivals Scotland in the first game, winning by 9 goals, 55-46. There was then a rapid turnaround for the squad as they had to face hosts England. With little recovery time, it was always going to be a huge challenge for the team and Wales showed resilience and camaraderie in their performance, going down 72-26 to the eventual winners.

The second day saw Wales face new entrant, the United Arab Emirates. The UAE defeated Northern Ireland in a nail-biter on Day 1 and so Wales were taking no chances in preparing for the match. The team were clinical and in beating the UAE by 58-34 set themselves up for a shot at silver on the final day of competition. 

Wales showed few signs of nerves as they took on Northern Ireland at lunchtime on Day 3. Keen to finish with a flourish, Wales put Northern Ireland to the sword and recorded a mightily impressive 69-19 victory to round off their weekend and secure the second place finish. 

Welsh Netball would like to congratulate the management team and players on such a successful tournament. Welsh Netball would like to thank all of the volunteer management for their hard work and also the families and friends of the players for their support during the intense schedule of training and warm-up games. The players were brilliant ambassadors for the Welsh netball community and we wish them well for the rest of the season.

You can watch all of the games here via our Facebook page:

Wales v Scotland

Wales v England

Wales v United Arab Emirates

Wales v Northern Ireland

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. […]

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 […]
Scroll to Top