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Walking Netball

(12 Posts)
mollie Mon 15-May-17 19:15:03

Has anyone heard of this? I hope so as it sounds right up my street...

Grannyknot Mon 15-May-17 19:34:55

I have mollie but wasn't successful in finding a group local to me. I'm sure it was discussed on GN before.

I don't know where you're based, but if you Google Walking Netball Gransnet (rather than do a search on this site) loads comes up under Gransnet Local, I hope this link works:

Pittcity Mon 15-May-17 19:37:52

I play twice a week and really enjoy it. There are lots of sessions in Essex. It's suitable for anyone who can walk and throw a ball and is great fun.

mollie Mon 15-May-17 19:46:12

I'm in Norfolk Grannyknot. I'd not heard of it until today and now I want to play! Pittcity: where are your sessions run? Are they organised by sports centres or a particular group? Hope I can find a group near me...

Pittcity Tue 16-May-17 07:57:22

Our session was started through England Netball. Have a look here We play at the University of Essex but others are in schools and sports centres. Our local U3A have joined us too.

Pittcity Tue 16-May-17 07:58:49

There are teams in Norfolk as we've played and lost against several.

Janetblogs Tue 16-May-17 08:03:19

Whereabouts in Essex - would love to do this - looked on the links but nothing that near

Teetime Tue 16-May-17 09:00:06

Thank you for this pittcity My sister lives in Colchester and has been looking for a walking netball club for some time. I've copied your link to her.

Pittcity Tue 16-May-17 16:28:09

There are Essex clubs listed on GN local here

margaretrodriguez Wed 15-May-19 13:13:08

Walking Netball provides a fun, safe environment and encourages adults to have a more gradual introduction to physical activity by regaining necessary motor skills, helping balance, coordination, and better footwork.

jackfowler Thu 18-Jul-19 13:52:17

Walking Netball 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.

SueSocks Thu 18-Jul-19 14:45:38

Started this in January, love it! I hadn't played since school days. The netball England site doesn't show our group (in Sussex), I found it on the website of the local council run sports centre. Might be worth contacting the local sports centre. Even if there isn't a group now, they may well start one if there is enough demand. We are a very mixed group, quite a range of ages but very mixed in terms of ability, but it doesn't matter how good you are. It's great exercise and really good fun. Well worth giving it a go if you can find a group.