Walking Netball 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.
Lynda (71) says, whilst listening to the radio, I heard an advert about walking netball sessions starting up to get adults back into fitness and they mentioned that it would also be a great option for older adults. After a search on the internet, I discovered that there would be session at the Furzefield Leisure Centre which is local to me. The session keeps me active and it’s lovely to meet and socialise with people of all ages. I feel the walking netball session is a great activity to take part in because a lot of people are wary about joining a gym, especially if they go by themselves, whereas this session is in a group and has a structured warm up before the main activity, so we all go away feeling like we’ve had a good workout.
Melissa (39) says, I found out about the walking netball session through the potters bar mums page on Facebook and thought I’d give it a try. Not only do I enjoy the session and get a good workout that isn’t too intense, there’s also a lovely group of women who attend so the socialising is great. The session suits me very well as my son is at nursery, and it’s a great alternative to the gym.
If you are interested in joining the session, it is currently held at the Furzefield Leisure Centre on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Each session is £3.75
For more information please contact the Furzefield Leisure Centre on 01707 850500. Alternatively please contact sports development at Emmanuel.firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.furzefieldleisurecentre.co.uk