Melissa Hyndman fired as Wales coach weeks before Commonwealth Games

Last Updated: 11/06/14 11:40am

Melissa Hyndman: Out as coach of Wales

Melissa Hyndman has been fired as coach of Welsh Netball only weeks before the start of the Commonwealth Games.

Hyndman had been in charge of Wales and the Celtic Dragons club side since 2010 but missed the last Dragons game of the season for personal reasons.

Assistant Laura Williams has been put in charge for the Commonwealth Games tournament in Glasgow, which starts next month.

Under Hyndman, Wales won gold at the 2013 Europe Open Netball Championships and secured their highest world ranking at eight.

"Following a robust and rigorous internal disciplinary procedure, high performance coach Melissa Hyndman has been dismissed from her role with immediate effect," Welsh Netball said in a statement.

"The process follows a number of allegations being made, and in line with Welsh Netball's disciplinary procedures, the action to remove her from the role was taken on Sunday 8 June, 2014."