Wales national netball team

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Association Welsh Netball Association
Confederation FENA (Europe)
Head coach Melissa Hyndman
Co-captains Suzy Drane
Sara Hale
INF ranking 8
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Red uniform
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Red uniform
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Green uniform
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Green uniform
First international
England  25 – 3  Wales
(played 1949)
World Championships
2011 placing 9th
Best result 6th (1975, 1979)
Commonwealth Games
2006 placing 8th
Best result 6th (2002)

The Wales national netball team represents Wales in international netball competition.

The Welsh Netball Association (Welsh: Cymdeithas Bêl-Rwyd Cymru), the governing body for netball in Wales, is responsible for Welsh squad selection, international matches and for the training and development of players.[1][2][3]

Wales' current INF world ranking is 8th, as of 19 September 2014.


Twelve players were selected for the 2011 World Netball Championships, held from 3–10 July.[4]

Wales national netball team
Players Coaching staff
  • Jamilla Abbott
  • Sophie Baxter
  • Suzy Drane (co-captain)
  • Sara Hale (co-captain)
  • Becky James
  • Nichola James
  • Chelsea Lewis
  • Joanne McKinney
  • Sophie Morgan
  • Cara Moseley
  • Emma Thomas
  • Stephanie Williams
  • Head coach: Melissa Hyndman
  • Asst coach: Laura Williams
  • Manager: Wendy Pressdee

Competitive history[edit]

Wales's most recent test series was in the Cook Islands in October 2012. Wales travelled to the Cook Islands to play in a tri-series which also included Scotland. Wales won three out of three matches (one against Scotland and two against Cook Islands.)

World Netball Championships
Year Championship Location Placing
1963 1st World Championships Eastbourne, England 10th
1967 2nd World Championships Perth, Australia DNP
1971 3rd World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 7th
1975 4th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 6th
1979 5th World Championships Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago 6th
1983 6th World Championships Singapore 8th
1987 7th World Championships Glasgow, Scotland 13th
1991 8th World Championships Sydney, Australia 7th
1995 9th World Championships Birmingham, England 17th
1999 10th World Championships Christchurch, New Zealand 14th
2003 11th World Championships Kingston, Jamaica 14th
2007 12th World Championships Auckland, New Zealand 12th
2011 13th World Championships Singapore 9th
2015 14th World Championships Sydney, Australia TBD
Netball at the Commonwealth Games
Year Games Event Location Placing
1998 XVI Games 1st Netball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia DNP
2002 XVII Games 2nd Netball Manchester, England 6th
2006 XVIII Games 3rd Netball Melbourne, Australia 8th
2010 XIV Games 4th Netball Delhi, India DNP

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "History: Welsh Netball: Pêl-rwyd Cymru". Welsh Netball Association website. Welsh Netball Association. 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Governing Bodies of Sport-Sports Council for Wales". Sports Council for Wales Cyngor Chwaraeon Cymru website. sports council wales. 2007. Retrieved 24 July 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Welsh Netball Association – Eligibility & Selection Procedure". Welsh Netball Association-Cymdeithas Bêl-Rwyd Cymru website. Welsh Netball Association-Cymdeithas Bêl-Rwyd Cymru. 2009. Retrieved 24 July 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ Welsh Netball Association. "Wales' World Championship squad: WNC2011". Retrieved 29 June 2011. 

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