Women the length of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie. The social sessions bring as much as much benefit as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into netball.
Walking Netball has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. You may be surprised by how much fun walking netballers can have, how much fitter and healthier they will feel and how much they can achieve.
Although Walking Netball has been designed as a slower version of the game, it is netball, but at a walking pace.
The game has been adapted so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level and we certainly raise our heart rates during our sessions, often through laughter as well as the low impact cardio exercise that the activity provides.
Led by coach Janet Winstanley, each session consists of a warm-up, fun drills and game play.
The group will take part in their first tournament in the Spring and are looking to play friendlies.
We play Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm – 8.00pm at The Centre at Halton, outside, if the weather permits, but we have the option to play indoors as well.
The group have been playing since October 2016 and have recently gone under the umbrella of Netball England who are helping to support and promote the game. We are looking forward to taking part in our first Walking Netball Tournament in the Spring and welcome other clubs to take part in friendly games in the district.
We would love to have more members join; the more the merrier. If you are interested or would like more information, contact The Centre office Tel. 01524 811316.
Come along and give it a go Adults £4 Students 13 years + £2.
Watch this great video from Boris Productions which will definitely inspire you – https://youtu.be/QRFzizitqAs