Walking Netball’s Five-Week Trial Successfully Hosted at Mt Gravatt

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Mt Gravatt became the pilot location when Netball Queensland decided to bring Walking Netball over to Brisbane. The pilot was so successful that spots for the Hibiscus Stadium trial were immediately filled-up.

Walking Netball is a modified version of netball; There is no running or jumping involved. The game can be played by anyone, regardless of their physical ability, fitness level, or age. Walking Netball is a perfect way for senior men and women to get reacquainted with the sport and get physically and socially active once more.

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Being a low-impact sport, walking netball’s modified rules minimise the risks of injury. The sport also easily fosters friendship amongst its participants.

“The hardest part about Walking Netball is being brave enough to walk through the door, but once you do, you will be welcomed by lots of smiles and a bunch of new friends. I encourage people of all ages to come and try Walking Netball,” said Walking Netball Coordinator Rhonda Newton.

“Walking Netball is all about the laughter, participation and friendships.”

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The pilot program was enthusiastically received by Mt Gravatt locals and the Walking Netball fever has now spilt-over to the Northside with three new locations, Morayfield, North Lakes, and Brendale.

The five-week trial at the Hibiscus Stadium started 30 July. If you have questions about the program you may contact Rhonda Newton at 0439 706 077 or email at walkingnetballqueensland@gmail.com