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    April 29, 2021

Welsh Netball Stands in Solidarity with Social Media Boycott Against Online Abuse

Welsh Netball will be joining with fellow National Governing Bodies in netball, Welsh sport and the wider sector in a boycott of social media, taking place from 3pm on Friday 1 May to 11.5pm on Monday 3 May.

The social media boycott is in response to the ongoing and sustained discriminatory online abuse targeted at professional athletes and others in sport, which will not be tolerated nor accepted in any part of our game. We expect our platforms and those of the netball community to be free from hate, abuse, racism or any kind of harassment. We will continued to actively work towards the removal of any abusive comments on our social media platforms and towards the eradication of this kind of hate from society. We call on social media companies to do more to prevent the spread and promotion of abuse and harassment on their platforms.

As a result, Welsh Netball will not post on its Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts during this time period. One exception to this will be if and when the need arises to make important statements of information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and changes to our Return to Play Key Dates information.

We encourage our friends across the netball community to join with us in the boycott, whilst respecting this is a personal choice for each individual in our sport.

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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