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Membership Assistant – Canoe Wales

author icon author icon 11 September 2018 author icon Vacancies

  Canoe Wales – Membership Assistant (PT) Canoe Wales are currently recruiting a part-time Membership Assistant to work out of our head office at the National White Water Centre in Bala. As our Membership Assistant, you’ll be the first point…

Welsh Cycling support proposals on British Cycling governance changes

author icon author icon 12 June 2017 author icon News

Welsh Cycling, the national governing body for cycling in Wales, welcomes the proposed changes to the governance structures of British Cycling, marking a positive step forward for the national governing body. British Cycling has confirmed the changes to its governance…

Sport and Exercise Sciences: Funded MSc by Research Studentship: Safeguarding in Sport: Young People’s Perspectives

author icon author icon 8 June 2017 author icon News

Swansea University is looking for applications for a Research Studentship to start this year. The University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by…

Wales football chief tells how ‘Together Stronger’ benefits business and sport

author icon author icon 8 June 2017 author icon News

Hot on the heels of hosting the Champions League, Football Association of Wales CEO Jonathon Ford kicked off a discussion on how the sectors can work better together at a business breakfast in Cardiff yesterday. Marking the end of volunteer…

WANTED: Honest feedback on the School Sport Survey data

author icon author icon 23 May 2017 author icon News

Thank you to those of you who have already provided us with feedback on the School Sport Survey data. For those who haven’t there is still chance! The deadline for responding to the survey is Friday 26th May. Please follow…

Positif Politics Election Event – Open to Members – Free

author icon author icon 16 May 2017 author icon News

Election 2017 Come and join Positif at our next election event where we will analyse the results of the local elections and take a look at whats at stake for Wales at the General Election on the 8th June 2017….

FANALYSE EURO SUMMIT 2017 : SPECIAL RATE WSA PASS

author icon author icon 5 May 2017 author icon News

FANALYSE EURO SUMMIT 2017 : SPECIAL RATE WSA PASS The WSA have secured a special member discount for the forthcoming 2017 Fanalyse European Summit for fan engagement and fan experience. The event which will be held on Thursday 27th July…

FIONA REID ANNOUNCED AS NEW CEO FOR DISABILITY SPORT WALES

author icon author icon 5 May 2017 author icon News

FIONA REID ANNOUNCED AS NEW CEO FOR DISABILITY SPORT WALES Disability Sport Wales has announced the appointment of Fiona Reid as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Reid from Connahs Quay will take up her post from the 1st July 2017….

WSA RESPONSE TO “DUTY OF CARE” REPORT

author icon author icon 27 April 2017 author icon News

WSA RESPONSE TO “DUTY OF CARE” REPORT   Last week saw the publication of Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s “Duty of Care” report which looks at ensuring welfare standards in sport (available here). The UK Government will now consider approval of the recommendations, which…

Tennis for Kids offers free sessions around Wales – 2017

author icon author icon 30 March 2017 author icon News

Tennis for Kids offers free sessions around Wales   Children around Wales are being offered free tennis coaching as part of a major programme to get thousands more youngsters playing the game. Tennis for Kids is a free six-week coaching…

Coaching Role Transfer to Sports Coach UK

author icon author icon 21 March 2017 author icon News

As of 1st April our current coaching and workforce remit will be transferred to Sports Coach UK, allowing the WSA to focus on leading strategic advocacy for the sector, as well as providing business solutions to support our member organisations grow and succeed….

WSA Appoints Communications Manager

author icon author icon 17 March 2017 author icon News

We are pleased to announce that Kate Evans has joined the Welsh Sports Association as Communications Manager. A Welsh speaker, Kate has worked in strategic communications for nearly 15 years and has a strong background in political advocacy, having worked…

Fifth for Wales’ Jon Mould at the Tissot UCI Track World Cup

author icon author icon 28 February 2017 author icon News

Team USN’s Jon Mould finished fifth in the scratch at the Tissott UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Los Angeles, with Rachel James and Lewis Oliva in action in the keirin and sprint.  Lewis Oliva qualified sixth fastest in the…

Conwy to host 2017 Welsh Cycling Road Race Championships

author icon author icon 22 February 2017 author icon News

Welsh Cycling is pleased to confirm the 2017 Welsh Cycling Road Race Championships will be held at Llyn Brenig, Conwy on Sunday 20 August promoted by VC Melyd. The Championship event will take riders into the heart of North Wales,…

WSA Appointed by NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit to deliver Club Welfare Training 

author icon author icon 17 February 2017 author icon News

February 17th, 2017 THE Welsh Sports Association (WSA) has announced that it has expanded its safeguarding services package with the addition of the ‘Time to Listen’ workshops. The initiative, which was set up by the Child Protection in Sport Unit…

Jon Morgan, CEO of Disability Sport Wales steps down after a successful 15 years

author icon author icon 10 February 2017 author icon News

Jon Morgan, CEO of Disability Sport Wales steps down after a successful 15 years     Disability Sport Wales Chief Executive Jon Morgan has announced he will step down after a very successful fifteen years in the post. He will…

NSPCC Urges UK Government To Close Loopholes in Sport and Beyond

author icon author icon 26 January 2017 author icon News

NSPCC URGES UK GOVERNMENT TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES IN SPORT AND BEYOND Protection in sport shouldn’t end at 16 – position of trust laws must extend to sports coaches and youth workers to protect 16 and 17 year olds All coaches…

SPORT WALES BOARD ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED

author icon author icon 25 November 2016 author icon News

  The activities of the Sport Wales board were this week temporarily suspended. The Chair and Vice Chair of Sport Wales both agreed to the decision made by Rebecca Evans AM, Minister for Social Services and Public Health. While a…

SPORT HAS POWER TO TRANSFORM WALES’ HEALTH AND WEALTH, SAYS BUSINESS LEADER

author icon author icon 11 October 2016 author icon News

  FORMER MCDONALD’S VP, FAW CEO & ARMY OFFICER TO MODERNISE SPORTS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SECTOR 11 OCTOBER, 2016 Helen Humphrey – McDonald’s first ever female Vice President – has been appointed as Chair of the Welsh Sports Association (WSA)….

Parents in Sport Week October 3rd – 9th 2016

author icon author icon 28 September 2016 author icon News

Parents in Sport Week October 3rd – 9th 2016  Every so often the media features stories about the negative behaviours of parents on the sideline in youth or junior sport. This negative parental behaviour takes away from a child’s experience…