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    March 24, 2020

Welsh Netball Launches Walking Netball Activator Course with Women’s Institute

This
year, Welsh Netball in partnership with the National Federation of Women’s
Institutes-Wales, has launched new Walking Netball Activator courses, with the
popularity and positive impact of the walking format of netball continuing to
grow and grow.

The
Walking Netball Activator course is a newly designed course which seeks to
equip prospective walking netball leaders with the skills and knowledge they
need to run walking netball sessions in their community. So far, two Walking
Netball Activator courses have taken place, with 11 participants attending the
course in North Wales and 17 attending the Mid & West Wales course. These
courses were specifically for Women’s Institute members who were looking to
lead walking netball sessions and a majority of Wales’ WI Federations were
represented on these courses.

Candidates
completing the course received a resource book and certificate along with a
walking netball water bottle and will now be returning to their communities to
lead walking netball sessions.  This
collaboration between the National Governing Body and the National Federation
of Women’s Institutes-Wales seeks to help WI members to stay active and take
part in a team sport which is challenging, sociable and rewarding. Moreover, it
is hoped that the social benefits of walking netball sessions will help tackle
loneliness and isolation amongst older women, bringing yet another range of
health and well-being benefits.

Now
that Welsh Netball has run these courses alongside the WI, it is hoped that in
the near future these courses will be able to be expanded upon and offered to
the wider netball community. Walking netball groups have taken off across the
country and it is hoped that the new Walking Netball Activator course can help
cater for this growing demand and ensure that participants can enjoy fun, safe
and sociable sessions across the country.

Abbie
Kelsall, Welsh Netball’s Workforce Development Co-ordinator said: “It has been
absolutely fantastic working with the National Federation of Women’s
Institutes-Wales in running our first two Walking Netball Activator courses.
The participants have been so enthusiastic and keen to learn and the feedback
we’ve had already has been really positive.

“Walking
netball is bringing health and well-being benefits to communities across Wales.
We will be looking to run even more of these courses in the coming months as
walking netball goes from strength-to-strength.”

All of Welsh Netball’s workforce development courses are currently suspended due to COVID-19. However, once they resume, all of our upcoming coaching and umpiring courses can be found here. Also, information about our coaching pathway can also be found here.

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