Bundaberg walking netball back by popular demand

Walking Netball Bundaberg Netball
Walking netball is a game designed so that anyone at any age or fitness can play and will return after a successful trial by Bundaberg Netball earlier this year.

Back by popular demand Bundaberg Netball has organised a second six-week walking netball program starting just in time to get active before summer.

At the end of the first trial Bundaberg Netball Association president Anthony Lewis said the six-week program had proved a popular choice for women young and old, and that’s why the association was giving it another run.

Walking netball is a slower version of the game – literally netball at a walking pace – designed so anyone can play, regardless of age, ability or fitness level, with the rules for the fully inclusive sport little more relaxed than the typical competition.

The next six-week walking netball program will be held from 19 October to 23 November, and interested players are urged to register.

Why play walking netball?

Walking netball is a great way to reintroduce people back into team sports.

As it’s slower paced, it’s ideal for players recovering from injuries or for people that haven’t exercised in a long time.

Players don’t need any experience and can start gently while gradually building up their strength and fitness.

Walking netball is a fun and friendly social sport that is focused on improving the physical and mental well-being of all participants.

It’s all about the laughter, participation and friendships and there’s no need to find your own team, as they are made up on the day.

Walking netball uses a modified version of the traditional netball rules:

  • No running or jumping.
  • An extra step may be taken.
  • A player has four seconds to throw or shoot the ball.
  • When defending, a player must be four feet away from the opposition player.
  • Rolling substitutions are allowed during play.

For more information photo Nadia on 0416 415 577.

  • Earlier report: Walking netball a popular choice