Glasgow 2014: Wales playing for ex-coach Hyndman - Williams

The Wales netball team celebrate
Wales won all three of their games to qualify for the World Cup

Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Dates:
23 July - 3 August
Coverage:
Live on BBC TV, HD, BBC Radio 5 live, Red Button, Connected TVs, online, tablets and mobiles

Welsh Netball interim head coach Laura Williams said the team aim to do well at Glasgow 2014 in tribute to sacked head coach Melissa Hyndman.

The team heads to the Commonwealth Games with medal hopes.

Their first two games are against Australia and England, ranked second and third in the world respectively.

"She [Hyndman] put a lot of hard work into these girls so I'm sure they'll be going out on the court and doing the job in Glasgow for her," said Williams.

"Everyone's really positive, really confident in camp so we're looking forward to getting out on the court and showing everyone what we can do.

"We're not going to the Commonwealth Games just to take part, we're going there to do business.

"We're aiming for that top spot."

Melissa Hyndman
Under Hyndman, Wales won gold at the 2013 Europe Open Netball Championships.

Williams said the departure of Hyndman had an impact on players, but they are "focussed" on adding to the hard work done by the former coach and the players over the past four years.

Sport Wales chair Laura McAllister previously echoed those hopes, as she said that Wales netball will be the

Hyndman, who had been in charge of Wales and the Celtic Dragons club side since 2010,

She was missing from the last Dragons game of the season, an absence put down to personal reasons at the time.

New Zealand-born Hyndman was appointed Wales' first full-time coach in 2010 and led the team to their highest world ranking of eighth, which allowed them to qualify for Glasgow.