THE Netball World Cup has led to a resurgence in the sport’s popularity – and nowhere more than in Warrington.
LiveWire has a number of popular sessions to help people get back on court – whatever their age or fitness level.
Netball has been growing in popularity in recent years – and with the Netball World Cup currently being held in Liverpool it’s really booming.
LiveWire’s sports development team runs a number of weekly netball sessions at Orford and Great Sankey neighbourhood hubs in conjunction with Complete Netball Solutions and Penketh Panthers Netball Club.
Walking Netball was launched to encourage people to become more active across Warrington and is aimed at people who are looking for a way back to netball but feel they may not be able to okat the standard netball format.
The sessions are ideal for older people, or people returning to the sport after a while away from the game.
The other session offered by LiveWire, Back to Netball, is a natural progression for people who want to develop further after enjoying Walking Netball, or for people who have taken time out from playing regular netball after having a family or being injured.
Catriona Sudlow – activity fevelopment manager at LiveWire said: “We hope that the Netball World Cup will help inspire more people to get back into Netball as a fun way to keep active and re-ignite interest in a past hobby or interest.
“Walking Netball is a great stepping stone back into exercise for many and provides a fun way to keep active and healthy, and Back to Netball is perfect for people who may have previously played the sport regularly and who want to take up the game again.”
Viv Roughley, 72, described the Walking Netball session as a “highlight of her week” She said: “I’d not played netball since school but came along after taking up exercising when I retired. I find coming here exhilarating! I love playing the game and love being here with these ladies. I’d say to anyone considering trying it to come along and give it a go, even if you’ve not done any exercise for a while.”
LiveWire’s netball sessions are as follows:
* Walking Netball – Wednesdays 10.30am-11.30am Orford Hub
* Walking Netball – Thursday (in partnership with Penketh Panthers Netball Club) 7pm-8pm Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub
* Back to Netball – Monday 6pm to-7pm Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub
For more information visit https://livewirewarrington.co.uk/leisure/sports/netball