Walking Netball Arrives in North Lakes This October

Photo credit: Rhonda Newton‎/Facebook

After a successful pilot in South Brisbane at Mt Gravatt, Walking Netball passes the ball to North Brisbane this October. Three locations from the Northside have been added including North Lakes.

Netball Queensland’s initial five week Walking Netball trial was well received and registration filled quickly.

“We had the first game for the trial on July 30 and I couldn’t believe the response from the women,” Co-ordinator Rhonda Newton said. “A lady in her 70s scored a goal and was so emotional she came straight over and gave me a hug and thanked me for running Walking Netball.”

“It was the highlight of my day. She said she hadn’t felt this alive in years,” Ms Newton said.

Being a slower paced version of Netball, without any running or jumping involved, Walking Netball is a perfect way to keep one’s body active regardless of age, fitness level, or ability. Walking Netball, in particular, allows senior men and women to once again enjoy active lifestyle and social interaction as the modified rules minimizes risks of injury and foster camaraderie.

She said sessions that would run for eight weeks would be held four times a year during school terms. Men are also encouraged to sign on.

The three new locations for the Walking Netball Fixtures Program:

  • Morayfield – Morayfield Sports and Events Centre, 298 Morayfield Rd.  | Tuesday Mornings 11am starting on the 9th of October
  • North Lakes Northside Indoor Sports and Fitness, 17 Flinders Pde. | Wednesday Mornings 11am starting on the 10th of October
  • Brendale Southpine Sports Complex, South Pine Rd. | Thursday Mornings 11am starting on the 11th of October

For inquiries, you may contact Rhonda Newton at 0439 706 077 or walkingnetballqueensland@gmail.com

To register visit: http://whoozin.com/WalkingNetballNorthlakes