Popular sports initiative seeks to net new competitors

‘Bounce Back to Netball’ (BBN) 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.’’

Alford Academy is one of the centres in which Netball Scotland RDM, Sally Carns, is piloting the scheme in Grampian.

The Donside centre will run the sessions from now until Monday, October 20, from 6.30-7.30pm Cost will be £3 per session

Mearns Community Campus in Laurencekirk is another of the centre where sessions will tun from tonight (Thursday), 7 - 8pm, until October 20, also costing £3 a time.

Anyone interested, or seeking further information on setting up Bounce Back in their area, should contact bounceback@netballscotland.com