Welsh Netball Association

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Welsh Netball Association
Cymdeithas Pêl-rwyd Cymru

WNA
Welsh Netball Association.jpg
Sport Netball
Jurisdiction National
Founded 1945
Headquarters Sport Wales National Centre
Location Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
President Wendy White [1]
Chief Exec Mike Fatkin [2]
Secretary Mike Fatkin [1]
Coach Melissa Hyndman [2]
Official website
www.welshnetball.co.uk
Wales

The Welsh Netball Association (Welsh: Cymdeithas Bêl-Rwyd Cymru) (founded 1945) (WNA) is the national governing body for netball in Wales. The WNA is responsible for national championships, Welsh squad selection, international matches, the training and development of players, coaches and umpires and for the Sport Wales National Centre Netball Academy, Cardiff.[3][4]

The Welsh Netball Association was a founder member of the International Federation of Netball Associations (IFNA)—which governs world netball—in 1960. Netball is played in over fifty countries. Wales' current IFNA world ranking is 13th (last updated 12 June 2011).[4][5]

International competitions in which Wales compete include the European Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Netball World Championships. Wales were European Champions in 2001. The World Youth Netball Championship was held in Cardiff in July 2000.[4]

The Welsh Netball Association is based in the Sport Wales National Centre, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directors: Welsh Netball: Pêl-rwyd Cymru". Welsh Netball Association website. Welsh Netball Association. 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Contact: Welsh Netball: Pêl-rwyd Cymru". Welsh Netball Association website. Welsh Netball Association. 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "NGB websites:About us:Sport Wales-Chwaraeon Cymru". Sport Wales-Chwaraeon Cymru website. Sport Wales. 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "History: Welsh Netball: Pêl-rwyd Cymru". Welsh Netball Association website. Welsh Netball Association. 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "IFNA : Current World Rankings". International Federation of Netball Associations website. International Federation of Netball Associations. 12 June 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Directors: Welsh Netball: Pêl-rwyd Cymru". Welsh Netball Association website. Welsh Netball Association. 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011.