Walking Netball in Newcastle under Lyme celebrates its 1st Birthday!

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

On 11th January 2017 Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council launched its first Walking Netball session at the Michelin Sports and Conference centre in the borough. At the first session there was a modest but excitable group of 5 ladies who tried this new version of the game. 12 months later the session has welcomed over 30 ladies, with many travelling round the county to other sessions as they are (once again) hooked on netball! The session has even seen Jean, previously an ex-player and ex-umpire get back into umpiring and requesting for an up to date rules book!

Walking netball team

Walking netball team


Off the back of the successful Walking Netball session the council also started an Over 50’s Back to Netball session to accommodate those ladies who have fully regained their fitness and are ready to get moving more.

Walking Netball host Gemma said “Being a Walking Netball host is such a fun and rewarding experience. It’s great to be able to offer ladies a chance to come back to a sport which they once loved, and to see them get the passion back. I have been a netball host for a year and the ladies that come to my session have become really good friends both on the court and off the court. Netball offers something for everyone, it’s fun, challenging, a great form of exercise, competitive if you want it to be and a great way to meet new people.”

New ladies of any fitness and ability level are always welcome at both sessions, so if you have thought about getting back into netball but don’t know how, please come down or get in touch!


Walking Netball

  • Michelin Sports and Conference Centre, Rosetree Ave, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST4 6NL
  • Wednesdays 10.30-11.30am
  • £2.50 per session

Over 50’s Back to Netball

  • Michelin Sports and Conference Centre, Rosetree Ave, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST4 6NL
  • Fridays 10.30-11.30am
  • £2.50 per session



Name: Kate O’Leary
Job Title: Netball Development Officer
Tel: 07545924957
Email: Kate.o’leary@englandnetball.co.uk