Welsh Netball Association

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Welsh Netball Association
Cymdeithas Pêl-rwyd Cymru
Welsh Netball Association.jpg
SportNetball
JurisdictionNational
AbbreviationWNA
Founded1945
Regional affiliationEurope
HeadquartersSport Wales National Centre
LocationSophia Gardens, Cardiff
PresidentWendy White [1]
CEOMike Fatkin [2]
SecretaryMike Fatkin[1]
CoachMelissa 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 eighth (last updated 17 May 2015).[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. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Directors: Welsh Netball: Pêl-rwyd Cymru". Welsh Netball Association website. Welsh Netball Association. 2010. Retrieved 3 March 2011.