Pewsey Netball Club expand club in lockdown

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Pewsey Netball Club have three teams. Currently two play in the Moonraker League based in Devizes (division 1 & 4) and our third team played regular friendlies against local clubs. We’re hoping to enter all three teams in Moonraker league when the season is able to start. As well as competitive netball we also offer social netball, through pay and play. 

As soon as lockdown hit and training stopped they started a weekly quiz. Wednesdays were still netball night for Pewsey Netball. Members took it in turns to host the quiz and rounds varied hugely, from netball to Disney to famous faces, alcohol, geography and so much more. Also playing musical bingo and scattergories. 

‘Throughout lockdown we’ve been undertaking various challenges. Firstly, it was the squat challenge which saw us doing 200 squats per day by the end. Next came the ab challenge, by the end it was a 2 minute plank, 120 sit ups, 190 crunches and 65 leg raises. That was a killer! All three of our teams have whatsapp groups so we’re regularly in contact encouraging each other. 

Then along came the Tik Tok phase which we had to join in. Members videos were collated into one, the result was brilliant. One member got so involved she accidentally broke her phone while throwing the ball to her boyfriend who was recording it! 

We are now finally able to get back on court. We started with 3 sessions of 5 players plus our wonderful coach, Trudie. Despite not being able to do drills or throw balls to each other there is so much we can do. We’ve done netball circuits, fitness and many footwork drills. Now following amended guidelines we’ve been able to increase to sessions of 5 and 6 players. The groups work at opposite ends of the court maintaining 2m distance at all times. So far the sessions have been a huge success, we’ve welcomed 4 new ladies and we now have a waiting list! We’re so looking forward to when we can all train together again.’

Thank you to Emily, Advertising & Recruitment Sec for the club, giving us an insight into how the club is keeping in contact during the pandemic.

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