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Walking Netball Warriors

About Walking Netball Warriors

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Walking Netball Warriors, a club based in Rhondda Cynon Taf, began in the summer of 2019 with taster sessions at Hawthorn Leisure Centre.


The aim of starting the club was to:

  • get women active within the community.
  • to support women with their well being issues (such as loneliness, depression).
  • to get members to talk openly about Women's topics such as Breast Cancer awareness, Menopause, and more.
  • to provide a safe and stable environment that encourages women to have a more gradual introduction to exercise.
  • mostly importantly, to give great opportunity to develop a sense of  team spirit and social interaction amongst women.

Wales Netball reached out to members of the the club, to find out more regarding how joining Walking Netball Warriors has helped them. You can read what they had to say, below.

"Since joining, I have experienced increased levels of overall fitness and hand eye coordination. It’s also had a really positive impact on mental wellbeing and the confidence to try new things which would have previously been hindered by self-esteem."

"I would encourage anyone who’s thinking about it to give it a go. Based on my experience, you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain."

"My favourite parts about the Walking Netball sessions are the social aspect and playing a game where I not only improve my fitness, but also get to be part of a team and use my mind to think about tactics."

"The other ladies are like minded so you find you have a lot in common. Lovely mixing with a wide age group and keeping fit without it being taken too seriously."

"I am feeling fitter and more motivated to do fitness activities. Being in such a friendly environment and making new friends has huge benefits mentally."

"Physically I am stronger, and mentally I am in a better place for the social side of things."

"People always think walking netball must be easy. It is more of a work out than you would think, especially when you get to the end of the session matches!"

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