BBN initiative kicks off

‘Bounce Back to Netball’ (BBN) kicked off last week is hoping to net some new enthusiasts following the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The BBN concept is a legacy initiative designed by Netball Scotland to respond to the positive impact of the sport on the Scottish public following the games in July.

Bounce Back to Netball will encourage people of all ages and abilities over the age of 16 to participate in regular fun, safe and affordable netball sessions which will have a positive impact on health and well-being.

A spokesperson said: ‘‘They are 60-minute fun sessions providing a gentle introduction or re-introduction to the sport of netball.

‘‘Many of our existing clubs, local authorities, corporate businesses and community groups already provide opportunities for recreational netball and we want to build on their good practice to empower people to bounce back to netball.

‘‘All Bounce Back netballers will be asked to join Netball Scotland on their second week of coming along to Bounce Back sessions at a cost of £10, which ensures you are covered by insurance and gets you an exclusive Bounce Back t-shirt as well as other netball discounts.’’

Mearns Community Campus in Laurencekirk is one of the centres where sessions will run on Thursdays until October 20 7-8pm £3 per session.

Anyone interested, or seeking further information on setting up Bounce Back in their area, should contact