Walking netball at Hutton Moor

PUBLISHED: 09:12 23 January 2015 | UPDATED: 09:12 23 January 2015

Hutton Moor 50+ netball team.

Hutton Moor 50+ netball team.

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One of the first walking netball teams in the country has been set up at Hutton Moor.

TRAILBLAZERS ladies 50+ walking netball team is one of the first clubs in the country to start up.

They were visited by Emily Harrison, assistant project officer for netball development and community sport, and Michelle Hambley, a local netball coach, who will be running a back to netball training course at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College.

The team was formed in April last year by Angela Bass at the request of some of the ladies from Hutton Moor 50+ Sports Club.

It actually started out as normal netball, but it was decided to change it to walking netball later in the year to enable some of the less agile club members to be able to take part. The club were the first team of its kind to start in the south west and one of the first in the UK and England Netball have taken a keen interest.

The team plays on the second Tuesday of the month in the main sports hall at Hutton Moor Sports Centre. All the ladies are members of Hutton Moor 50+ Sports Club and take part in a variety of activities on a Tuesday and Thursday morning each week from 9am to 1pm.

Sports included are tennis, table tennis, short tennis, racket ball, aerobics, swimming, short mat bowls and curling (these last two activities are on Thursdays only), and ladies walking netball.

New members are always welcome, just come along on a Tuesday or Thursday morning and ask to speak to a 50+ committee member.

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