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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…

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….

Summary of “Getting Wales Moving”

author icon author icon 11 May 2017 author icon News

Public Health Wales and Sport Wales have recently published their jointly commissioned report which looks at how to increase the numbers of those physically active in Wales. Following consultation with partners across all sectors, Getting Wales Moving (available online here)…

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…