Pauline Hardy

 

One of my roles is to encourage ladies to have a go at participating in netball again and BACK TO NETBALL and WALKING NETBALL are both great ways to do this…

 

Back to Netball

Over 60,000 women have taken part in Back to Netball programmes and realised the benefits of getting involved such as losing weight, having fun, making new friends and improving their fitness.  Sessions are run at lots of venues and provide women of all ages with a gentle introduction to the sport.  The sessions are run by passionate and enthusiastic coaches who will put you at ease and make you feel very welcome.  Sessions cover the basics of the game including footwork, shooting and passing and will finish off with a friendly game.  You don’t need any special kit, just comfortable clothes and trainers.

 

Walking Netball

This is another way of getting involved and this has evolved from a growing demand for walking sports. Often, one of netball’s strengths is that people never forget playing the sport and the memories, as well as the love for the game never leave.

Walking Netball has adapted rules and is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.  From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.

Women the length of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much 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.

 

Costs for both Back to Netball and Walking Netball vary but are generally from £2.00 to £3.50 each time you turn up, there’s no commitment to go every week and you do as much or as little as you want.

 

For more information contact pauline.hardy@englandnetball.co.uk or call 07540 126591

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