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

    Posted by:

    Wales Netball

  • Posted on:

    June 14, 2023

Welsh Feathers Announce Squad Heading to Vitality Netball World Cup

Welsh Feathers Head Coach Emily Handyside has named her side that will compete in the Vitality Netball World Cup this summer.

The Vitality Netball World Cup is set to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 28th July until 6th August, the first time ever the World Cup has been hosted on African soil.

Nia Jones will captain the squad as she along with nine other teammates make their World Cup debuts.

Handyside said “After much careful consideration and deliberation, I am thrilled to announce our squad for the upcoming Vitality Netball World Cup.”

“Selection was not easy, which is testament to the talent, hard work, and commitment of all athletes involved.”

“I am confident, that we have assembled a formidable team who will represent Wales with honour and pride.”

“The World Cup is an exciting challenge that we are embracing, and I have complete faith in the team’s abilities to deliver outstanding performances.”

The squad that will represent the Welsh Feathers at the 2023 Vitality Netball World Cup are:

Nia Jones (C)

Bethan Dyke (VC)

Lucy Howells

Clare Jones

Nansi Kuti

Zoe Matthewman

Shona O’Dwyer

Ella Powell-Davies

Georgia Rowe

Chritina Shaw

Sarie Watkins

Phillipa Yarranton

Millie Carter (Reserve)

Celyn Emanuel (Reserve)

Abigail Caple (Reserve)

Wales have been placed in Group C alongside hosts South Africa, Jamaica and Sri Lanka, with the Welsh Feathers facing South Africa on the first day of the competition. The match schedule is as follows:

  • Day 1 – South Africa vs Wales – 5pm (BST) 28/07
  • Day 2 – Jamaica vs Wales – 10am (BST) 29/07
  • Day 3 – Wales vs Sri Lanka – 8am (BST) 30/07
  • Day 4-Day 7 – Preliminaries Stage 2 31/07-3/08
  • Day 8, 9 & 10 – Playoffs and Placings 4/08-6/08

The Welsh Feathers won’t be the only people representing Wales at a World Cup. Alison Harrison, Welsh umpire, has been named as a 2023 Vitality Netball World Cup Umpire. Congratulations Alison!

Make sure to look out for an announcement for your chance to watch the Welsh Feathers in action before they make their way to South Africa! Follow the Welsh Feathers journey to the Vitality Netball World Cup on our social media channels and by using the hashtag #FollowtheFeathers.

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 […]

Organisation of the Month

Wales Netball’s first Organisation of the Month is Cymric Netball Clwb for their dedication to achieving their club vision and ethos: ‘We believe netball is for everyone. We want to be an exemplary club for inclusion in Wales.’ Cymric Netball Clwb was founded in August 2023, and it rapidly welcomed nearly 40 netball players! A […]

Wales Netball Launches Cost of Living Support Fund

Update 19/09/23: The first application window will be closed from Friday 22nd September with a second window opening during the Christmas Period. During this time the current applications will be reviewed, and current applicants should receive a response during the month of October. If you have applied for the fund, please keep a close eye […]

August Volunteer of the Month

This month’s Volunteer of the Month goes to someone whose community is endlessly grateful for all she does to keep their club running. This is none other than Ceri Walters, the backbone of Central Netball Club in Cardiff! Ceri dedicates all her spare time to demonstrating her passion for developing netball and ensuring participation is […]

Wales U21 Squad Announcement

We are delighted to reveal the Wales U21 Squad that will be competing in the Europe Netball U21 Championship event. The event will be taking place at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield from 6th – 8th October 2023. The Wales U21 squad will compete in the Championship group, and they will face England, Northern […]

U15 Development Squad Announcement

We are delighted to announce that our first ever U15 squad will be competing in the England Netball National Championships in Wolverhampton from 25th – 27th August, 2023. The Wales U15 Development Squad have been selected from across our Regional Academies to represent Wales at the upcoming tournament. Tricia Sterling has been named as Head […]
Scroll to Top