Walking Netball at Arorangi courts

Saturday January 26, 2019 Written by Published in Netball

Rain or shine, Netball Cook Islands will go ahead with their Walking Netball games today at the Arorangi courts.

 

The focus of the event, which starts at 2pm, is on fun and physical activity rather than the competition.

Netball Cook Islands president Mii Maui said they were trialing Walking Netball out in today’s event.

Maui said the main goal was to get people who love netball, but could not play anymore an opportunity to get back on to the court.

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.

It is best suitable for those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury and those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago.

“It’s a modified game of netball based on walking and the focus is on fun, physical activity rather than competition,” Maui said.

“Netball rules apply but one foot must be planted or grounded on court, you can’t jump, you have four seconds to hold the ball, and there is no running.

“It is an opportunity to get back into netball – minus the running!”

Maui said Netball Cook Islands was looking at introducing Walking Netball as a regular activity with goals to work towards.

Entry fee is $5 per person. There will be four quarters of seven minutes each per game.

Bibs, balls and umpires will be provided.

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