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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.

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 […]
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