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Board Volunteers – How Women Leaders Can Help Shape the Future of Sport

author icon author icon 8 June 2018 author icon News

2018’s list of the world’s highest paid athletes published by Forbes this week has no women in the top 100. This is a stark reminder that the significant gender pay gap in global sport is reflective of a much broader…

Fancy a Place in a Race? Cardiff Half Spaces Available

author icon author icon 10 May 2018 author icon News

As a partner of the WSA, the NSPCC in Wales is offering our members the chance to take part in the now fully booked Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday October 7th 2018. If you choose to run for…

Welsh Racketsports Join Forces for Children’s Easter Showcase Event

author icon author icon 22 March 2018 author icon News

Table Tennis Wales, Badminton Wales, Tennis Wales and Squash Wales have come together to offer a unique experience for children during the Easter school holidays. The camp at the National Centre in Cardiff on April 4th will give children aged 7-11…

National Apprenticeship Week- The Value of Apprenticeships to Sport

author icon author icon 8 March 2018 author icon News

As National Apprenticeship Week comes to an end, we’ve focused on WSA member Urdd Gobaith Cymru’s Apprenticeship Scheme to showcase the opportunities that are available to the sports sector via apprenticeships. As well as offering opportunities for apprentices over 18…

GDPR Support Service for WSA Members

author icon author icon 7 March 2018 author icon News

The WSA has joined forces with the GDPR Alliance for Wales, to bring to you, our members, additional support to help you on your journey to becoming fully compliant with GDPR. The following services are available to all WSA members,…

Wales Outdoor Activity Clubs Survey 2018

author icon author icon 2 March 2018 author icon News

The Outdoor Partnership are beginning a wide ranging outdoor activity research project in Wales in collaboration with Bangor University and with the support of National Governing Bodies. The aim of the research is to build on our current understanding of…

New Business Development Manager at the WSA

author icon author icon 23 February 2018 author icon News

The Welsh Sports Association is delighted to welcome Business Development Manager, Tom Sharp, to our team. Tom’s background is in Digital, working on the agency side; developing relationships, understanding customer requirements, scoping technical solutions and implementing strategic recommendations.  With a…

Women in Sport – Survey

author icon author icon 23 February 2018 author icon News

Sport Wales are working with Women in Sport as part of a UK research project and are asking for your help. Women in Sport is undertaking a survey to explore the experiences of women and men in the sport, physical…

WSA to Fly the Flag for Welsh Sport at Wales Week in London 2018

author icon author icon 23 February 2018 author icon News

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) is looking to highlight the positive impact of Welsh Sport during Wales Week in London 2018, the annual celebration of Wales which kicks off on February 24th. Established in 2017, Wales Week in London is a coordinated…

WSA Launches Political Monitoring Service for Members

author icon author icon 26 January 2018 author icon News

Following consultation with members, the Welsh Sports Association is launching a new political monitoring service. Physical activity through sport and active recreation has never been more important to public policy objectives than it is now. With ill-health caused by inactivity…

Garfield Weston Foundation Celebrates 60th Anniversary with One-Off Charitable Fund

author icon author icon 18 January 2018 author icon News

The Garfield Weston Foundation has reached its sixtieth year of grant giving in the UK and has chosen to celebrate with a new one-off fund that offers grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 to registered charities, CIOs, places of worship…

New One-Stop Shop for Sports Coach Insurance in Wales

author icon author icon 18 January 2018 author icon News

The Welsh Sports Association has teamed up with insurance experts Integro and Sportscover to develop a unique insurance product designed specifically for coaches in Wales (available here). As the umbrella body for sport in Wales, we’ve worked with our members…

Welsh ParaSnowsport Athletes Selected to Represent Team GB

author icon author icon 12 January 2018 author icon News

WSA members Snowsports Cymru are delighted that two Welsh ParaSnowsport Athletes have been selected to represent Team GB at the Paralympics in Korea in March 2018. Cardif based Menna Fitzpatrick is a visually impaired skier (has 5% vision) and skis…

Recognition for Welsh Sport in New Year’s Honours List

author icon author icon 5 January 2018 author icon News

The great achievements of individuals in Welsh sport have again been recognised in the Queen’s 2018 New Years honours list. Among the recipients are WSA Board member Jon Morgan, who has been made an OBE for his services to disability…

Season’s Greetings from the WSA – 2017’s Highlights

author icon author icon 20 December 2017 author icon News

As we draw to the end of another great year for sport in Wales, we wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the year gone by, and give a sneak peak as to what’s in store for 2018… For…

Great Night for WSA Members at the Welsh Sports Awards 2017

author icon author icon 8 December 2017 author icon News

Welsh Sports Association members Disability Sport Wales and Street Games were among the winners at the celebration of sporting achievement this week, which saw Sport Wales and BBC Wales join forces once again to hold the country’s biggest annual sporting…

Programme of Events Launched to Promote Wales Week in London 2018

author icon author icon 7 December 2017 author icon News

The Welsh Sports Association has been named as one of the key sponsors of Wales Week in London 2018, the annual celebration promoting Wales and its business in London. The marketing initiative that was first held in March 2017 to…

Building the Business Case for Boardroom Success

author icon author icon 7 December 2017 author icon News

As a sector, we’ve a great track record of drawing on commercial expertise to help us deliver more effectively and efficiently, but there’s so much more we can do to support sport and business to build stronger relationships that benefit…

Team Wales Chiefs Hail WSA Team Manager Training

author icon author icon 17 November 2017 author icon News

The WSA’s Team Manager training has received ringing endorsements from Wales’ Commonwealth Games chiefs this week. Following the two day training course held at the National Centre, Team Wales’ Chef De Mission, Prof. Nicola Phillips said: “Having someone a step…

A Game Changer – the Impact of GDPR on Sports Clubs and Associations

author icon author icon 24 October 2017 author icon News

Sports clubs and associations holding the personal data (i.e. information that identifies a living individual) about a number of individuals including employees, members, volunteers, athletes, coaches and others. In which case, you will need to be aware of the General…