Back to Netball going well in Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 17:24 12 January 2017 | UPDATED: 17:24 12 January 2017

Back to Netball Festival in Hatfield

Back to Netball Festival in Hatfield

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Nearly 100 players competed in a tournamant in Hatfield as part of a scheme encouraging women to return to netball.

The Back to Netball event at the Herts Sports Village last month was won by Welwyn Garden City team Warriors.

Lucy Ponting, the Herts netball development community coach, said: “It was fantastic to see so many women from across the county taking part and having fun.

“Congratulations should go to Warriors who started playing netball at the Back to Netball group based at Sir Frederic Osborn School about a year ago and now have won their first Back to Netball tournament.

“There certainly was some friendly competition, and lots of laughs which is what Back to Netball is all about.

“Winners of the best fancy dress were also a team from WGC, Herts Hawks’.

“We’d like to thank all the teams and umpires for a brilliant afternoon.”

Back to Netball sessions are run in WGC at Gosling Sports Park on Sunday mornings as well as a ‘I Heart Netball League’ at Stanborough School on Tuesday evenings.

Running across England since 2010, over 60,000 women have taken part in Back to Netball and realised the benefits of getting involved.

From losing weight, developing the body’s cardiovascular system and improving muscle tone, taking part in Back to Netball is great for you in so many ways.

Back to Netball sessions are running across England and provide women of all ages with a gentle re-introduction to the sport.

Run by passionate and enthusiastic coaches, sessions cover the basics of the game including passing, footwork and shooting.

Sessions finish with a friendly game to put the skills learnt into practice. The emphasis is on having fun whilst getting some exercise at the same time. Hundreds of women from all over the country are getting Back to Netball each week

Email lucy.ponting@englandnetball.co.uk if you are interested in Back to Netball.


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