Walking netball aims to encourage people back into the game

November 12, 2021

The Guernsey Netball Association is launching a new programme to encourage people back into the game.

As part of its drive to make netball accessible to all, the GNA is hosting a free taster session of walking netball.

‘It is a slower version of netball that has adapted rules that makes it much easier to get involved in,’ said Netball Development Officer, Amy Fallaize.

‘Walking netball is a low impact, more accessible, no contact game and so regardless of your fitness level or age you can still get involved in a team sport. It’s a fun way of being active but without the fear of not being able to keep up.’

The free taster session is being held on Sunday 21st November at the Guernsey Grammar School gym from 10-11.15am.

‘You may have played the game at school and not done it since or maybe you have a knee or ankle injury that means you need a low impact activity,’ said Amy.

‘Walking netball gives you the opportunity to get all the good things from team sports that you maybe feel you haven’t been able to access.’

The session will be led by coach and walking netball host Jane Fears and will consist of a warm-up and some simple drills and skills with a fun game at the end

‘The aim is to see if they like it and if they do then we will look to start a regular club in the new year.

‘It’s about meeting new people; there’s a real social element to it and its just one of the additional ways we are looking at to get more people involved in netball,’ said Amy.

‘This is all about fun, laughter and netball attracting all abilities and all levels of fitness.’

To help the GNA manage numbers, anyone interested is asked to send a quick email to

You can find out more about walking netball at