Walking Netballers battle for quiz supremacy

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On Tuesday the 12th May, walking netball teams from across Wiltshire gathered virtually for a digital battle for quiz supremacy. Three teams entered – Chippenham Lasses, Sockballers from Marlborough and Pewsey and The Super Dupers from Corsham.

Becca Higgs from Wiltshire Council and Corsham Walking Netball participants at their launch session

Hosts, Becca Higgs from Wiltshire Council and Kerry Brooks from England Netball helped get everyone set-up to both hear the questions and also be able to confer with their teams on their answers. After a bit of technical wrangling we were good to go and it was off with the quiz!

The quiz took place over four rounds – general knowledge, netball, slogans and movie quotes with 42 points up for grabs, and at the end, the teams were only just separated, with 1 point in it, with Sockballers taking the victory, just ahead of Chippenham Lasses.

Chippenham Lasses at the WI Walking Netball Tournament last year.

Whilst the quiz was just for fun, we did ask for donations for NHS Charities if people were able, and we were able to raise an amazing £105 from the generous participants, so thanks for everyone that took part and donated for a great cause.

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