New Walking Netball session at East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife

Tue, 19 Feb 2019

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s sport, play and arts service is launching a new Walking Netball session at East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife, Pocklington this month.

The sessions will launch on Monday, 25 February from 2-3pm, and they will then operate on a weekly basis. It will be the first Walking Netball session to take place in the area.

There are already seven Walking Netball groups set up over the region, which are proving to be a great success in Beverley, Bridlington, Withernsea, Goole, South Cave, Haltemprice and Driffield.

The first week’s taster session at Pocklington will be free, and then there is a £2.50 cost thereafter, payable at the leisure centre reception.

For the event, the sport, play and arts service will work in partnership with East Riding Leisure Francis Scaife and England Netball, and staff will cover up to 10 weeks.

Pauline Hardy, England Netball’s development officer, said: “Come along and try this new session, which is a great way to get a little fitter and enjoy the sport of netball.”

The sessions are targeted for ladies over 50 and aim to provide fun, sociable netball games and skills on a reduced-sized court with adapted rules. Ideally, they are for those who may want to improve their fitness, are unable to play running netball now, and would like a chance to get a netball bib back on again.

Each session will be led by Jenna Leach and Amy Anderson from the sport, play and arts service. They will both provide casual, organised walking netball games and accommodate various fitness levels, providing low to mid-intensity matches ideal for those who haven’t played netball for a long time or would like to get fitter and meet new people.

For more information, or to book a session, please contact Jenna Leach on (01482) 392528 or jenna.leach@eastriding.gov.uk