Have Fun, Stay Fit, Get Back to Netball

By Zoe Conville on May 9th, 2016 - comments

If you live in or around Lincoln or Grantham and want to get fit but still have fun, England Netball could have the solution.

Netball is played by one million women and girls a week in the UK, and is one of the most popular female team games in the world. However, it’s often the case that many women who have played sports like netball at school, college and university stop playing after they leave education.

England Netball are looking for women to hit the court at Meres Leisure Centre, Trent Road, Grantham, on Monday evenings and on Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30pm and at Deans Sports Centre, Lincoln College, Monks Road, Lincoln. Whether it is about rediscovering sporting abilities you forgot you had or about getting active again, these sessions cater for all abilities.

The Back to Netball programme provides non-competitive netball for female players over sixteen years of age.

Competitiveness can often be off putting, but as one woman explained, it’s all about fun, not winning. She said: “Back to Netball doesn’t have the pressure of team practices so is a lot more fun. It’s been great to meet other people of all different standards without being intimidated.”

Another added: “I haven’t played netball since school and didn’t realise how much I really enjoyed it until I joined Back to Netball. 

“It’s my weekly release of all the stresses and strains of work. I know when I’ve got netball I can have a good run around and have fun.”

Netball is a great way to stay fit and healthy and just one hour can burn up to 660 kcal.

Sessions are coach led and will cover basic skill development and court play. The emphasis of these sessions is on getting active, learning new skills and have fun playing netball with friends.

The sessions run weekly on a pay-and-play basis. They are flexible and you attend when you can.

Louise Key, Lincolnshire Netball Development Officer, said: “We are really pleased to be able to provide women with the opportunity to begin playing Netball again in a social, friendly setting.”

For further information or to book your place contact Louise Key via phone on 07545 924994 or email louise.key@englandnetball.co.uk.