This group started 20th October and meet at West Lancs College on a Friday morning at 9.30 to 10.30. It takes less than 15 minutes to get there by car and there is plenty of free car parking. People are willing to give lifts so if you are interested come to the Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or ring 0151 531 0207. Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.
Women the length of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer.
Walking Netball will be starting on Friday 20th October at West Lancs College, 9.30 to 10.30. Members from Parbold and Aughton+Ormskirk U3A’s are joining us. This is a fun way to keep fit. Please come to the Group Support desk on a Tuesday morning or ring 0151 531 0207 for more details.
With the support of Netball England we are going to start walking netball sessions on a Friday morning 9.30 to 10.30 at West Lancs College in Skelmersdale (next to ASDA). Everyone is welcome, this is a fun way to keep fit. Some of our members have been on taster sessions and the feedback was very positive. One of the issues raised was that some people do not have transport to get to the college, this is not an issue as other members are willing to provide lifts. Please let me know if you are interested either at the coffee morning or by ringing 0151 531 0207.
There is still time to take part in a free tester session. The last taster session is taking place this Friday (19th May) at 9.30 to 10.30 at West Lancs College in Skelsmerdale. Come to Group Support desk on 16th May for more details. We are hoping to start this group in September, up to now 18 people have attended taster sessions and all agree it has been great fun and a good way to keep fit.
16 members joined together this morning to take part in our first taster session of Walking Netball, which was hosted by Netball England at West Lancs College. This was the first of three session, members can still join in on either 12th or 19th May or both dates. Walking Netball is a low impact form of sport, which is a good way of keeping fit as well as being lots of fun. The years were rolled back as we took part in a fun warm up session followed by a game of walking netball. Everyone really enjoyed the session and are looking forward to next week. Once the taster sessions are complete we will look to start again in September, the College will inform us what times are available, we will then complete a survey amongst the people interested to find the most suitable time. Stephanie from Netball England would be willing to support us on a part time basis and one of our members has been on a course which means she can host sessions.
If you are interested in joining us ring Brenda McKenzie on 0151 531 0207 or 07900525222 or come to the Group Support desk on Tuesday morning.
The 4 taster sessions for Walking Netball will be held at West Lancs College which is located just off Junction 4 on the M58 . The sessions will last 1 hour and start on 5th May at 10.30 for 1 hour, are designed to making getting fit fun. Men are welcome to join in, also there will lifts available, please contact Brenda McKenzie on 0151 531 0207 or 0790052522 to reserve a place on this course. The course is being provided by Netball England and is free of charge.
Walking Netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and every session contains a gentle warm-up. Men are welcome to join in.
Netball England are providing taster sessions for 4 weeks starting 5th May, at 10.30 to 11.30 at West Lancs College in Skelmersdale Campus WN8 6DX. These sessions are FREE and provide a great opportunity to try a new skill or improve the skill you already have. It helps build your confidence to know you can still do things you did when you were younger. Members who took part in the last sessions, shared they felt 14 again!!!!
I have been in contact with other U3A’s and members from Parbold, Mawdsley and Ormskirk and Aughton will be joining us. To join us please come to Group Support desk on a Tuesday or ring Brenda McKenzie on 0151 531 0207 or send a text with your details to 07900525222.
If transport is a problem I am sure we can sort out car share.
Five of our members attended taster sessions run by Netball England at West Lancs College in Skelmerdale. It is hoped that they will run more taster sessions maybe on a Friday morning. Members of Parbold U3A have joined forces with us and we are hoping that between the two U3A’s we will be able to attract enough members to make a walking netball group viable. The sessions have run for 1 hour and consist of 30 minute warm up, and 30 minute for games. It has proved to be great fun and a really good way of keeping fit. If you are interested please send a text to Brenda McKenzie on 07900525222 or come to the Group Support desk at Tuesday coffee morning on 28th March. Men are welcome to join the group.
Walking netball is a slowed down version of the game of netball, designed for anyone looking to exercise in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. A game of Walking Netball is for all ages and abilities and every session contains a gentle warm up. England Netball is hosting a four week taster session which started on 22nd February for four weeks:
Where: West Lancashire College Sports Hall, College Way, Skelmersdale WN8 6DX.
When: Wednesdays 10.30-11.30
Contact Steph from England Netball on 07595 863975
We only found out about this the evening before it started. Three of our members did attend the first session and really enjoyed it. If you are interested you can join in from the second session. If you want more details contact Brenda McKenzie on 07900525222. We hope to be able to start a group in the future if we can get enough people interested.
A new group, Walking Netbal, is proposed.
The leader will be Brenda Mckenzie (07900525222 / 01515310207)
This is a new group who will receive support and coaching from Stephanie Wignall from England Netball.
It has not been decided when and were we will meet this will be decided after our initial session with Stephanie which will be held at Edge Hill college at a date to be agreed.
If you are interested please contact Brenda McKenzie