23rd Oct, 2017

Summer netball lessons launched to improve participation

Steve Carpenter 10th Jun, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SUMMER netball sessions have been launched as part of a drive to get more women into sport.

Women are being encouraged to take part in Netball Now sessions which have been launched at Caludon Castle Sport Centre in Axholme Road, Wyken, to mark the start of England Netball’s ‘Big Summer of Netball’ initiative along with Women’s Sport Week 2015.

The pay and play sessions, developed by England Netball and supported by Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sport (CSW Sport), will take place on Tuesdays between 7-8pm are open to females over the age of 16.

The sessions offer both experienced and beginner players the opportunity to take part in netball, allowing them to develop their skills and meet new people.

Sarah Taylor, Warwickshire netball development officer, based at CSW Sport, said: “The first session was held to mark the start of our Big Summer of Netball campaign that provides the opportunity to play netball outside the traditional playing season.

“We are also supporting Women’s Sport Week 2015 which looks to raise the profile of women sport across the UK. The first session was great fun and the participants were really pleased to see more netball opportunities being launched in the city.”

Women’s Sport Week is a national campaign which aims to encourage more women and girls to get involved in sport as well as raising awareness and increasing the profile of female athletes across the UK.

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