On Saturday, 26 May, Netball NSW and the Blue Mountains Netball Association completed a successful Walking Netball Pilot Program in Lapstone.
Walking Netball is a partnership between Netball NSW and the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, giving older Australians the opportunity to experience the health and social benefits of netball in a welcoming environment – fun, laughter and friendship is the focus. Plus, Walking Netball is also great for people who may not be able to participate in the more physical traditional netball game, but who still want to enjoy the sport they love.
Hosted at the Blue Mountains Netball Association, the pilot was run over four weeks. There were six teams that participated in the pilot program each week, with a total of 60 participants. The program was a major success, with Netball NSW acknowledging the drive and dedication of the Blue Mountains Netball Association as being key to the result.
“Blue Mountains Netball Association is our leading pilot for Walking Netball. We will continue to work with the committee to transition BMNA into a full Walking Netball program. We look forward to working with them in the future and grow the program,” says Netball NSW Participation Coordinator Nathan Keys.
There will be further Walking Netball Pilot Programs running later in the year, with the ultimate goal of having Walking Netball be a permanent participation pathway at Associations across the state.
For further information on Walking Netball and to register to hold a Walking Netball Pilot Program, please visit here.