Around Ealing February/March 2019 - Page 19

NETBALL Ball is in your court “It’s a great way to exercise your body and your mind with different challenges every week,” said Janet, who has taken up netball again. It is a wonderful way for people of any age or ability to have fun, meet friends and keep fit. Jessica O’Neil‑Shaw reports. A s well as Back to Netball sessions, there are also junior sessions and ‘walking netball’ for older players like Janet. It is all run at local courts owned by Ealing Council, organised by Will to Win – which can also provide a bespoke netball taster for your school, workplace, or group. FIRST SESSION FREE Adult sessions are drop-ins, so there is no commitment required and usually cost £5. But, for a limited time, we are pleased to be able to offer Around Ealing readers their first session Back to Netball or walking netball session FREE of charge. Simply quote AROUND EALING when you go down to your first session. missed playing netball after my team folded in my earlier years, so I’m glad I’ve found walking netball. It’s great to be back playing again and a great way to meet new friends.” GET BACK TO NETBALL Back to Netball sessions for adults provide the ideal reintroduction to the sport and are perfect for beginners or people who have had a break in playing. FOR THE KIDS Will to Win offers a complete junior netball programme, including term time courses and holiday camps. Courses are run after school over multiple weeks during term time and are open to boys and girls aged seven-12. NEVER TOO LATE If you thought your netball days were over, think again. Pamela takes part in walking netball drop-in sessions at Lammas Park in Ealing and said: “‘I ‘STAY FIT AND HAVE FUN’ Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, the council’s cabinet member for finance and leisure, said: “Team sports like netball improve not only physical health but mental health, too. The social aspect means you’re able to stay fit and have fun while doing so.” For the full story and more information on when, and where, the sessions take place visit features/netball around ealing    February 2019 19