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Traveleads Joins the WSA on Our Journey to Sector Sustainability

author icon author icon 25 September 2018 author icon News

The Welsh Sports Association is delighted to announce a new partnership with Traveleads. The alliance will provide members of the WSA access to a dedicated travel service, complete with expert sports travel consultants, offering the best rates and lowest fares…

British Esports Championships call for Welsh entrants as team registration opens

author icon author icon 24 September 2018 author icon News

Schools and colleges across Wales can now sign up to participate in the first full British Esports Championships. A brand new website has launched at champs.epiclan.net for those looking to take part. This site will allow teachers to register teams and will…

Introducing New WSA Board Member – Mark Tweed

author icon author icon 18 September 2018 author icon News

After a busy summer of sport, we’ve caught up with Mark Tweed, one of the WSA Board’s latest recruits, to talk all things sport in Wales…. Mark, you’ve joined the WSA at a time when the team has launched an…

Healthy and Active Fund (HAF) Launches Across Wales

author icon author icon 14 September 2018 author icon News

Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales have come together to deliver the Healthy and Active Fund (HAF) which aims to improve mental and physical health by enabling the adoption of healthy and active lifestyles across Wales. Phase 1…

Making Tax Digital – What You Need to Know

author icon author icon 23 August 2018 author icon News

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a UK government initiative to make it easier for organisations to be tax compliant. All organisations big or small will need to get ready for what is called ‘Making Tax Digital’. Please read on to…

WSA Launches #NewSeasonToolkit

author icon author icon 17 August 2018 author icon News

With sports across the country starting or preparing for the new winter season, the WSA has produced a one stop stop for clubs and organisations to help them ensure their procedures and systems are in place to kick off the…

St David Awards – The best in Wales for Culture

author icon author icon 27 July 2018 author icon News

The St David Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of different people from both in, and outside of Wales. These awards demonstrate that this country is a vibrant, innovative and confident nation, which values its people above all else. Who do…

WRU looks for diverse group of apprentices for unique opportunity

author icon author icon 27 July 2018 author icon News

On your marks, set, go ! The application process to become a WRU Rugby Development Apprentice for 2018 / 19 is now open and the national governing body is appealing for the most diverse, inclusive set of applicants to date….

Welsh Netball Launches Brand New Programme for 3-6 Year Olds: ‘netball tots®’

author icon author icon 27 July 2018 author icon News

On Wednesday 25 July at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in Builth Wells, Welsh Netball launched a brand-new programme for children aged 3-6 called ‘netball tots®.’ The programme, aimed at developing the physical literacy of young children, is fronted by…

WSA joins the CEO Kickabout as it Returns for 2018

author icon author icon 13 July 2018 author icon News

WSA’s Keepy Uppy Champion, Tom Sharp, joined this year’s CEO Kickabout, the annual event which brings together business leaders from across Wales for a day of football, tactical insight and networking. Held at the FAW’s National Football Development Centre at Dragon…

Inclusive Adventure Festival breaks barriers!

author icon author icon 13 July 2018 author icon News

“Lexie test drives, with a bit of help from her father, a specially adapted bike for wheelchair users at the North Wales Special Educational Needs Outdoor Activity Festival held at Ysgol y Gogarth last week. More than 300 children and…

Social Business Wales Awards – Now Open for Applications

author icon author icon 5 July 2018 author icon News

The Social Business Wales Awards 2018 has now been officially launched. Recognising excellence amongst the social business sector in Wales, the Awards have become a fantastic platform for many different types of social businesses to celebrate the successes and achievements…

WSA and Club Solutions Join Forces to Improve Club Resilience

author icon author icon 22 June 2018 author icon News

WSA Business Development Manager Tom Sharp will be leading a Club Solutions webinar session on July 4th on how building partnerships with local businesses can help clubs on the road to resilience. We know at the WSA that sustainability is…

All Afloat Charity Launch is Smooth Sailing

author icon author icon 8 June 2018 author icon News

All Afloat Wales, Wales’ leading charity for enabling children and minorities to access boating and sailing, launched this week at the Channel View Centre, Cardiff. All Afloat allows an access point for any young person to try sailing across North,…

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…

WSA Partners with Localgiving to Unlock Grants for Local Clubs

author icon author icon 16 May 2018 author icon News

Would you like to explore online fundraising, receive free training and unlock match funding? WSA fundraising partner Localgiving has this week launched a new scheme where small charities and community groups who deliver engaging physical activities which help to overcome…

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…

Darren Warner, Welsh Judo: The Real Performance Pathway

author icon author icon 16 March 2018 author icon News

I remember my first experience of Judo as if it was yesterday. Although almost forty years later, the fear I felt as I clung to the side of my father, watching as other children threw each other around the mat…

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…