Netball has recently enjoyed a huge resurgence of interest with a 44% increase in the uptake of the game – thanks to things like the success of the England Roses and the introduction of programmes such as Back to Netball and Walking Netball. Without doubt whether you are 7 or 77 – it’s a game for everyone.
We caught up with Louise Davey, England Netball’s Essex Development Officer. Louise’s love for the sport began when she was in primary school: “I continued to play throughout school and into university where I was team captain. On my return to Essex I found there was very limited netball available in the area. I decided to set up a club that still runs with 3 competitive ladies’ teams, 2 Back to Netball community sessions and 2 junior sessions.”
Louise put us though our paces and coached us through the basic passes, movements and balance techniques. Whether you’ve been out of the game for a while or have an interest in returning to the sport, Louise’s Guest Editor video shows how some of the drills can easily become part of your 30 minutes a day. Great for a cardiovascular workout as well as supporting flexibility and core strengths – you can have a go with a friend of just the back wall of your house!
And now is the time to do it with the Netball World Cup coming to Liverpool next month. Something more local? Then check out the new Essex Netball Festivals heading your way on June 23rd at New Hall school in Chelmsford and June 29th at Gilberd in Colchester just in time to be part of your 3030Essex efforts! Dust of those netballs ladies and let’s catch netball fever!
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