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Are you the WSA’s next Board Member?

author icon author icon 31 May 2019 author icon News

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) has seen considerable growth in recent years – both in terms of membership numbers and in the variety of services that we are able to provide for our members. As we look to continue our…

Watkin Davies: Proudly supporting Sport in Wales

author icon author icon 24 May 2019 author icon News

Watkin Davies Insurance Consultants have teamed up with the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) to provide insurance and risk management advice to its members. The WSA is the independent umbrella body who support and represent the sport sector in Wales. Watkin…

Deputy Minister Launches Adventure Smart UK to Help People Stay Safe Outdoors

author icon author icon 17 May 2019 author icon News

People enjoying the coast and countryside across Wales and England are being encouraged to be ‘AdventureSmart’ with the launch of a new outdoor safety campaign – AdventureSmartUK. At a reception at the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay this week, Deputy Minister…

Would you like to explore online fundraising, receive free training and unlock heaps of match funding? 

author icon author icon 16 April 2019 author icon News

WSA has paired with Localgiving to offer our members the chance to explore online fundraising. Localgiving is a not-for-profit that supports 350 groups in Wales to raise money through online appeals and by encouraging fundraisers. They can help you to…

Orchard Teams Up with UEFA Again on Champions League Final

author icon author icon 16 April 2019 author icon News

WSA media and events partner, Orchard, has won a competitive tender to manage the UEFA Champions Festival at this year’s UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid in June – a reflection of the firm’s international event capabilities, and a great…

How Traveleads’ technology can provide BIG benefits to sports clubs and organisations

author icon author icon 10 April 2019 author icon News

Travel technology has come on in leaps and bounds over the last decade, enabling travel companies to develop various reliable self-booking options for their clients. UK travel management company  ‘Traveleads’  has always charted ahead of the curve, maintaining a commitment…

Welsh Sports Association Joins Forces with Welsh Hearts to Raise Heart Health Awareness Through Screening

author icon author icon 28 March 2019 author icon News

Hidden heart conditions can pose a real risk for participants in sport and physical activity, so the issue of heart screening is of huge importance to the members of the Welsh Sports Association.  We are therefore delighted to be supporting…

CofioRobin Trust Grants for Young Athletes in North Wales

author icon author icon 15 March 2019 author icon News

Up to £2000 is now available for sporting stars up to the age of 25 in Conwy in Gwynedd from the CofioRobin Memorial Trust. Awarded twice a year, the application process is now open for the latest round of funding….

The goal to move more women into Welsh sport’s top roles

author icon author icon 12 March 2019 author icon News

Reflecting on last week’s International Women’s Day, Jan Hughes, Director of Acorn Executive Search, shares her thoughts on getting more women involved with sports boards… As a stellar year for Welsh sport, 2018 saw numerous accolades for Welsh women, including…

Three ways to boost your organisation’s operational agility

author icon author icon 19 February 2019 author icon News

Continuing Sport:80’s Digital Transformation series, Chief Operating Officer, Jonny Turner discusses three ways to improve operational agility within your organisation. At Sport:80 we believe technology should be an enabler. It should help you be more productive, allow you to capitalise on…

How Digital Transformation can improve your customer service

author icon author icon 12 February 2019 author icon News

The latest instalment of the Sport:80 Digital Transformation series focuses on customer experience and global best practice. Last week, Sport:80’s Jack Waddingham (pictured) introduced Digital Transformation and its five core areas (covered in this useful graphic). Today, he’ll look at USA Archery’s journey to improve…

Digital Transformation: What does it mean and why do we need to know?

author icon author icon 8 February 2019 author icon News

Technology is here to stay, so to shed light on what digital transformation means in the context of the sport and recreation sector, digital experts Sport:80 have teamed up with the Welsh Sports Association to bring you a series of informative blogs,…

RYA Cymru Wales Chief Executive Phil Braden passes away

author icon author icon 31 January 2019 author icon News

The RYA’s thoughts are with Phil’s family, friends and colleagues at this sad time RYA Cymru Wales is very saddened to announce the passing of Chief Executive Phil Braden too early in life following a period of illness. He leaves…

Sustainable Development Fund – opportunities for outdoor recreation in Pembrokeshire

author icon author icon 23 January 2019 author icon News

The Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) supports projects that provide social, environmental, economic and cultural benefits, to improve the quality of life for communities in the National Park. This fund includes opportunities for those projects which “realise health benefits afforded by…

GLL fund now open for athlete applications

author icon author icon 10 January 2019 author icon News

GLL – the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise – has once again shown its commitment to improving health, wellbeing and opportunity in the communities it works in, by supporting the next generation of athletes to the tune of £1.5…

New WSA Partnership with Orchard

author icon author icon 18 December 2018 author icon News

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Orchard, the award-winning, creative and strategic hub for bringing ideas to life. Already trusted by many of the larger sporting brands and companies in Wales including the…

Welsh Sports Equality Alliance Launches to Promote Inclusion in Sport

author icon author icon 14 December 2018 author icon News

Published this summer, the new Vision for sport is the most inclusive it has ever been. With support from the Welsh Sports Association (WSA) and Sport Wales, the Alliance has been set up to help deliver the Vision for sport in Wales…

WSA Partner Showcase Event Kicks Off Christmas with Thanksgiving

author icon author icon 23 November 2018 author icon News

Following another great year for Welsh sport, the Welsh Sport Association (WSA) kicked off the festive season with a partner showcase event to say thanks to members for their support during 2018. Raising awareness of the breadth of new services…

Get Ready for the First Ever National Safeguarding Adults Week

author icon author icon 16 November 2018 author icon News

The National Safeguarding Adults Network are launching the first ever National Safeguarding Adults Week from the 19th – 25th November 2018. Safeguarding adults is a responsibility for every sport and physical activity organisation and getting it right is crucial to widening participation…

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…