NETBALL: Back to Netball course

Netballers at the new leisure cente
Netballers at the new leisure cente
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Sessions proving popular at new leisure centre

Women in Rugby are finding their way back to netball at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Leisure Centre. Working in conjunction with England Netball and Warwickshire County Netball, the centre is offering women over sixteen the opportunity to take part in the massively popular Back to Netball programme that has already seen more than 40,000 women nationwide return to the country’s number one female team sport. The first two weeks of the pay as you play programme have been hugely popular with 25 women taking to the court. Delivered by highly-respected local coach Debbie Hone, the sessions cover basic skills and match play in a fun and friendly environment.

Sarah Taylor, Warwickshire Netball Development Officer said: “The Back to Netball course in Rugby is a fantastic opportunity to reduce many of the barriers to sport for local women. Netball is a great sport for women to get involved in whether it is to rediscover a previous sporting ability or to just get active again and there are plenty of routes available after completing the sessions, including access to local netball leagues and clubs and even coaching and umpiring opportunities.”

Georgia Barrett, Community Sports Officer at the leisure centre has been thrilled with the initial response to the programme and is keen to continue expanding the provision of netball for the local community, with future courses and summer camps planned for Under 11s as well as flexible playing programmes. For further details on the Back to Netball course that runs on a Thursday 7-8pm please email Georgia.barrett@gll.org or just come along.