Welsh Netball’s official press release following the Glamorgan Valley Junior Netball league games at the Cardiff City House of Sport II on the 17th March 2013;


Around 200 Glamorgan Valley Netballers played out 18 matches in the brand new £2 million pound sports facility – Cardiff City House Of Sport II on Sunday, in the venue’s inaugural event since opening it’s doors on Friday.

Glamorgan Valley Junior Netball League U13s and U15s will continue to use the facility to host their leagues and finals and Welsh Netball’s Development Officer for Glamorgan Valleys, Sarah Goulden, was very impressed with the venue.

“We’ve been really excited about the opening of House of Sport, and it was a privilege for the Glamorgan Valleys junior netballers to be the first players to use it.”

Goulden says that the venue will assist in furthering to develop the junior players in her region.

“It enables us to have more court time and space to allow us to provide better quality matches for our junior players.

“Glamorgan Valleys has a tradition of producing quality players that progress through to the national team, many of whom began their Netball within the Glamorgan Valleys Junior League.”

“This venue is only going to help aid the development of players through to the national team.” Says Goulden.

The enormous 2646 square metred facility provides for three Netball courts, three Futsal courts and Two Basketball courts and has a ‘seamless polyurethane sprung floor’ suitable for all three sporting codes.

Topped off with a weights gym, rehab gym, parent’s room, viewing gallery and café, House of Sport is a great new venue for Netball coming in at an average hire cost for indoor facilities of £40.00 per hour.

The official opening will be held on April 10th with Leighton Andrews MP, Lord Mayor, Malky Mckay, Craig Bellamy and Football Academy recruits all invited to attend the event.

Cardiff City Football Club Director Steve Borley would also like to see each of the three sports have a home club based at the centre.

“This will be a top class sports facility that can be used by all of the community. It adds to the range of sporting facilities that Cardiff has to offer and will mean that the city will be able to host a number of sporting events which it wasn’t able to previously.”

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