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21st Oct, 2021

Women urged to dust off their trainers as Bromsgrove Walking Netball sessions start up again

WOMEN in Bromsgrove are being urged to dust off their trainers and give Walking Netball a go.

The sport returns at 10.30am next Wednesday, October 13, at the Ryland Centre for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

And more walking sports for women are going to be on the way.

Walking sports in Bromsgrove are the brainchild of Alan Gormley who piloted Walking Hockey in the town. That has gone on to be played around the world.

Since then, Alan has vowed to make Bromsgrove a Walking Sports Centre of Excellence.

Alan said: “Our walking netballers have been very patient and really keen to get going again so I’m delighted we can finally restart.

“We have ladies playing our other sports too and we are looking to increase participation across all of them.

“Our mixed walking cricket, rugby, hockey and football are very popular so I’m sure ladies would find them a great way to have fun, make friends and get a bit fitter too.”

The Walking Sports Centre has the backing of the Worcestershire Football Association to start a ‘ladies only’ walking football group too so there are plenty of opportunities there.

The centre also supports schemes such as Her Game Too, This Girl Can and WSNet which all encourage more physical activity for women.

The venture’s specially adapted sports, for example a softer ball for cricket, suit a more leisurely (though not sedentary) pace.

All sports are open to men as well.

Email Alan at alan@sport-edge.co.uk or call him on 07731 369942 for more on the centre’s eight sessions per week.

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