MALDWYN Netball Club has been hailed a leading light in the sport.

Wales Netball highlighted the Newtown based club this week with special recognition for coach Lisa Trigg following a massive growth in numbers.

Lisa said: “The clubs growth is due to a fantastic interaction with primary schools, high school’s and especially our local sports development officers.

"The role of the sports development officers Johnny Roberts and Ryan Davies is vital and I think we have a brilliant rapport with them and the teachers in the area.”

Lisa and her coaching team of Sorya Glynn and Gaynor Hewings hope to continue to develop the sport when courts reopen following lockdown.

Lisa added: “I now have five young coaches and many more wanting to learn.which is absolutely fantastic and very encouraging.”

However a chronic shortage of facilities in the region remains a barrier.

She said: “I would love in the future to run an indoor league for juniors in Newtown.

"We run a small summer league with my other club at Welshpool which the girls love.

"However indoor facilities are very difficult to come by but it is my main aim to provide an actual league in the winter run every week.”