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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…

Exciting new range of roles at Cricket Wales

author icon author icon 5 October 2017 author icon News

In support of both the Cricket Wales’ Strategy ‘Clearing the Boundaries’ and the ECB ‘Cricket Unleashed’ plan for cricket, Cricket Wales is pleased to announce a range of part time exciting new roles to work across North, South West and…

Welsh Government Publishes Prosperity Strategy

author icon author icon 20 September 2017 author icon News

First Minister Carwyn Jones announced the publication of “Prosperity for All”, an overarching, national strategy to delivering key Welsh Government priorities. Building on the commitments in the Programme for Government, the strategy is “designed to drive integration and collaboration across the Welsh public…

WSA Extends Safeguarding Training

author icon author icon 29 August 2017 author icon News

At the Welsh Sports Association we are passionate about Safeguarding Sport for children and members of the workforce alike. This has been demonstrated again recently by us becoming a Licensed Workshop Partner with Coachwise and UK Coaching (formerly sportscoachUK) to…

General Data Protection Regulation – WSA’s Support to Members

author icon author icon 8 August 2017 author icon News

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be implemented from 25th May 2018. We at the WSA want to ensure our members understand exactly what will be required from you in 9 month’s time. Email Tips Geldards Law Firm, WSA’s legal…

Open Consultation: Terms of Reference for NAfW Inquiry into physical activity of children and young people

author icon author icon 28 July 2017 author icon News

The National Assembly for Wales’ Health, Social Care and Sport Committee has launched a consultation into the terms of reference for the Inquiry into the physical activity of children and young people. The Committee is calling for for views on asking for evidence about:…

WSA Welcomes Sport Wales Review Recommendations

author icon author icon 19 July 2017 author icon News

The report, published today, was commissioned by Welsh Government to examine the activities of Sport Wales, and compiled by a panel of experts appointed by the Minister for Public Health and Social Services, Rebecca Evans AM. It outlines 20 overarching…

New Appointment Further Strengthens WSA Board

author icon author icon 6 July 2017 author icon News

Fergus Feeney, CEO of Swim Wales has been elected to the WSA’s board at its Annual General Meeting this week. Board members Jon Morgan, Ffion Lloyd and Robert James were also re-elected to the nine-strong team, making it the most…

Taking Advantage of Charitable Status

author icon author icon 21 June 2017 author icon News

Are you one of the very few sports’ governing bodies or the many thousands of individual sports clubs which are registered charities? Or, are you weighing up the possible advantages of becoming a registered charity? Giselle Davies, Partner at Geldards LLP…

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…

WSA Member Engagement Survey

author icon author icon 8 June 2017 author icon News

Spreading the message – give us your views! We know that the sport and active recreation sector has a unique position in being able to positively impact on our nation’s well-being. One of the key objectives of the WSA is…

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…

Data Protection Regulations – what you need to know!

author icon author icon 26 May 2017 author icon News

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be implemented from 25th May 2018. At the WSA, we  want to ensure our members understand exactly what will be required from them in 12 month’s time. Our Legal Helpline partners, Geldards Law Firm,…

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…

Dementia Friends Sessions Available for All WSA Members

author icon author icon 18 May 2017 author icon News

Alzheimer’s Society in Wales is encouraging residents to unite against dementia and become a Dementia Friend. Dementia Friends was launched in February 2013 by Alzheimer’s Society. It is a trailblazing initiative that aims to help people understand what it might…