Netball is back

August 31st 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Netball is back

Do you remember those times as a carefree teenager, playing netball games motivated by a desire to compete and be fit?  Then later in life finding it filled with drop-offs, pickups, birthday parties, household chores, negotiating family at home and managing grownups at work. Sometimes it can be really hard as a mum to get to continue to play a team sport, but there are so many benefits to playing a sport.
 
In the past year however there has been a real surge in women attending team sports especially mothers in their 30s and 40s says research from Liverpool John Moores University.  Two programmes have been at force here, Back to Netball and Back to Hockey they offer a gentle reintroduction to the sport for people who have played in the past and want to play again they are supported by lottery funding via Sport England. They are part of the government drive to get more people active and engaging with sport and fitness activities. More than 60,000 woman have taken part in Back to Netball since its launch in 2009
 
If getting back to netball without the family seems a step too far at the moment there are some fantastic first steps to take like this Family Netball Session on Wed 30th August at Harpenden Sports Centre, Leyton Road, Harpenden, AL5 2HU from 7.30 - 8.30pm.  It is for all the family boys/girls, males/females aged 10+. All children must be accompanied by an adult. It offers fun skills and drills for all the family and costs just £2 per person.
 
Contact Lucy for more information lucy.ponting@englandnetball.co.uk 07834 500189
https://www.mumsguideto.co.uk/harpenden/events.php#month