11:50 Monday 18 February 2013

'Back to Netball' aims to put bounce back into fitness

Written byBY ADRIAN JENKINS

South Derbyshire District Council councillorsJohn Lemmon South Derbyshire District Council councillorsJohn Lemmon

SPORT leaders are looking to capitalise on netball’s huge boom in popularity by organising new sessions for everyone to enjoy.

Interest in the game has surged since England routed world champions Australia 3-0 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.

As a result, South Derbyshire District Council has set up informal ‘Back to Netball’ classes at the Green Bank Leisure Centre, in Civic Way, Swadlincote.

Back to Netball offers a gentle introduction to the sport for first-timers, rusty players or those looking for a new way to get fit, healthy and active.

John Lemmon, chairman of the council’s housing and community services committee, said: “This new class will be fun, sociable and a great way to keep fit. It’s aimed at anyone who wants to play a team sport and is a fantastic addition to the range of activities being offered to give people more opportunities to take part in sport in the wake of the Olympics.”

The sessions, which will cost £2 per person, will start on February 28 and will be held from 6pm every Thursday.

More information is available from Marc Scott on 01283 228752.

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