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Coleg Cambria Introduces Exciting Regional Netball Academy

Coleg Cambria Introduces Regional Netball Academy

Coleg Cambria Netball Academy

Coleg Cambria is one of seven new Regional Academies that Wales Netball has unveiled. The college will help young players in North Wales achieve their goals by playing host to weekly training and strength and conditioning sessions at its revamped £21m Yale site in Wrexham.

Performance Pathway

Wales Netball has unveiled a new “Performance Pathway”. The select group of institutions are aiming to attract athletes looking to progress to the national squad at; U17, U21 and senior levels. The aim is to “nurture talent” and instil the “Welsh Way” of playing into the next generation of court stars.

Curriculum Director for Sport, Uniformed Public Services, Business and Elite Sport at Cambria Sally Jones – a former Wales Netball international said that they are delighted with the selection.

“This is the perfect opportunity to showcase the talent we have in this region,” she said. We are one of seven institutions chosen – and currently the only one in North Wales. There will be a lot of competition, but that can only be a positive for the academy at Cambria. There are so many elite players up here, including those representing our Welsh College Championship winning side. “This is an exciting development for the college and for Wales Netball. We are proud to be a part of it.”

Coleg Cambria Introduces Regional Netball Academy

Cambria sports lecturer Danielle Coxey, a national Wales Netball Umpire, said that the cream of the six counties will be given a platform to demonstrate their skills at Cambria’s state-of-theart Yale sports facilities:

“The Academy will take netball in North Wales to a new level and shine a spotlight on many gifted athletes who might not have otherwise had the opportunity to play for their country.”

“Previously, they would have had to make the commitment to travel down to South Wales to train and for trials. This is a fantastic development, for the college, the players and also Wales Netball.”

Additional regional academies will commence in September at Merthyr College and Freedom Leisure (Brecon). They will announce a North West Wales partner in the same month.

Wales Netball

Wales Netball appointed qualified coaches and team managers will lead monthly National Academy sessions. From there, successful athletes will progress to the U17 and U21 competition squads selected for Netball Europe and also the World Youth Cup.

Coleg Cambria Introduces Regional Netball Academy
Vicki Sutton

Wales Netball CEO Vicki Sutton said; “North Wales has produced some incredibly talented netballers in the past. That is a testament to the area’s schools, colleges, universities, and clubs.

“The launch of a Regional Academy at Coleg Cambria will ensure that continues to happen for years to come. Coleg Cambria has wonderful facilities and a very knowledgeable workforce. I look forward to watching the Academy flourish over the next few months as we embark on this exciting new pathway.”

Finally, visit walesnetball.com or email joelle.moreno@walesnetball.com for more on Wales Netball. For more news on Coleg Cambria, visit cambria.ac.uk.

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Original article kindly supplied by Martin Williams at Radar Public Relations (martin@radarpublicrelations.co.uk).

Coleg Cambria Netball Academy

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