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    February 27, 2018

Welsh Netball Looks Forward to Commonwealth Games

Welsh Netball looks forward to announcing its Commonwealth Games squad later this week, following the arrival of Interim Head Coach, Julie Hoornweg. 

Wales will be competing in Pool B at the Commonwealth Games against the likes of New Zealand, England, Scotland, Malawi and Uganda in what promises to be a tough but exciting tournament. 

Hoornweg (left in picture) arrives from Australia with a wealth of experience in both international and franchise netball. She has enjoyed spells with England and Fiji, as well as enjoying success at Melbourne Vixens in a career that has seen her awarded numerous awards and accolades. 

Hoornweg will be in charge of Wales at the upcoming 2018 Commonwealth Games where she will be aided by Interim Assistant Coach, Natalie Peperell (picutred right) and Interim Team Manager, Lavinia Baker. Both Hoornweg and Peperell will hold the same positions with Celtic Dragons, with Louvain Lake as Team Manager.  

 

Wales Netball’s National League expands in 2024, with more teams & more matches than ever before! 

Earlier in February we announced that two additional teams – Coastal Heat (representing Afan Nedd Tawe) and Powys Sparks have been added to the roster of National League Teams ahead of the 2024 season. These additions complete the National League line-up, and we can’t wait to see the fierce competition between the eight teams play […]

February Organisation of the Month

The Ynys Môn Netball Team that competed in the first Island Invitational Netball Games, is Wales Netball’s Organisation of the Month for February – due to the enormous dedication, commitment, and motivation from all involved! The first ever Island Invitational Netball Games (IING) brought the little island of Ynys Môn (Anglesey) together to compete in […]

Regional Academy Spotlight – Bangor University

In 2024, our aim is to increase awareness of our Regional Academies across Wales and acknowledge the commitment and hard work of the athletes and coaches involved in their weekly training. We currently have eight Regional Academies across Wales, which cater to over 400 talented athletes from the U15 & U17 age groups. The Regional […]

Wales Netball search for young members to join their newly created ‘Forward Futures Collective’

The Wales Netball ‘Forward Futures Collective’ will be a group of young members between the ages of 16 and 25, put together to advise staff and Board Members on important matters regarding the future of netball in Wales. Currently, 75% of the membership of Wales Netball are 25 years of age or younger – so […]

More Clubs than Ever Before have been Awarded Grants Through The Be Active Wales Fund

What is it? The Be Active Wales Fund is a fantastic grant opportunity that is funded by the National Lottery. It is designed to support sports clubs and community organisations across Wales. This funding scheme offers grants ranging from £300 to £50,000, for projects that promote equality, sustainability, and innovation in Sport. Whether it’s projects […]

February Volunteer of the Month

Rachel Lewis is Wales Netballs’ well-deserved recipient of our Volunteer of the Month for February, due to her incredible efforts to revive and reenergise her local club! Before Rachel joined Cynon Valley Netball Club last season, the club was struggling to continue. It was due a revamp and unfortunately, was at a precarious stage. Since […]
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