Welsh Wrestling join WSA as Full Members

Welsh Wrestling join WSA as Full Members

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) are happy to announce that Welsh Wrestling have come on board as Full Members!

They are a constituent member of the British Wrestling Association, a member of the global family of United World Wrestling and of the Commonwealth Wrestling Association.  

Wrestling is one of the oldest sports in the world and comprises of many distinctive styles. Welsh Wrestling focus on freestyle and women’s wrestling, which are core sports in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games. 

And WW are looking forward to the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be hosted by Birmingham this summer, having recently had a taste of success at the English Senior Championships 2022. The Welsh Wrestling team picked up three medals at Windsor Leisure Centre with Shannon Alex Harry winning gold, Jack Panicucci being awarded silver and Oli Cole securing bronze.

Head of coaching, Sue Jones, remarked:

“I was very satisfied with the level of performance and although our team has a range of experience at this level, I am very happy that we picked up three medals, Welsh Wrestling is on the way up and I can feel a momentum building at just the right time before Birmingham 2022.”

As Full Members, they will now receive the benefits on offer from the WSA, including advocacy support and business support services. WW will also be exploring the WSA’s DBS service for sport & leisure to reaffirm their safeguarding commitments and to ensure their sport is safe for all to enjoy. 

Talking about his organisation’s arrival as WSA members, Head of Development at Welsh Wrestling, Barry Pollin, said:

“Welsh Wrestling is pleased to be working in partnership with the Welsh Sports Association. They are a critical friend and we value their advice and guidance. As our Association grows and we look to showcase our sport, the WSA have opened their doors and introduced us to a network of similar organisations, and for that we are very grateful. 

“Currently, wrestling has a strong base in Cardiff but interest is growing further afield and with Birmingham 2022 just around the corner we expect to see an uplift in participation. We have a safe, diverse and exciting sport and we really believe that new audiences will enjoy what they see, for more information please visit our website, on www.welshwrestling.org.”

For more information about the benefits of membership, click here.

To discover how to become members, click here.

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