Walking netball sessions are starting up at Beacon Park on Thursday 1 March 2018.

Lichfield District Council is working in partnership with England Netball and Lichfield Spires Netball Club to bring a weekly walking netball sessions to Beacon Park in Lichfield.

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 aimed at adults and is for all abilities, with each session including a gentle warm up. 

Tasmin Turner, Sports Development Officer for Lichfield District Council, said: “Walking netball has really caught on and is being played up and down the country. There’s no advantage to being quick on the courts, which is a great leveller, making the game fair and great fun for all.”

A fully qualified walking netball coach will be delivering the sessions and there will be free refreshments served after the class in the park’s Discovery Hub, making it a great way to get to know other players.

The weekly walking netball sessions will run from Thursday 1 March, between 10.30am to 11.30am, on the park’s tennis/netball courts. It costs £2.50 a session. Registration forms will need to be completed on arrival. To find out more about the sport, go to www.englandnetball.co.uk/my-game/walking-netball/