Here in the South West we strive to better the delivery of our netball programmes across the region, however, in order to succeed in inspiring others to take part in netball we need YOU to become part of it too.

Over the upcoming months we have several Walking Netball Host Training and Bee Netball workshops on offer.

What is Walking Netball?

Women the length of the country have been playing Walking Netball for fun, laughter and the camaraderie the sessions bring, as much as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into netball. Unlike most of the other courses England Netball offer, no prior qualifications or skills are required to attend the Host Training workshop – in fact the very best way is to start as a participant yourself!

NSW asked current Walking Netball Host, Karen Perryman, why she enjoys being a host:

I think being a Walking Netball host makes you feel that you are making a difference by re-engaging people in your community to exercise many of whom have not been active for years. It does not matter how good or fit you are, Walking Netball really is for everyone to enjoy and the satisfaction it gives me as a host is huge. Seeing them laugh and having fun whilst improving their health whilst making great friends along the way. We are a family and have supported and helped each other during good times and bad.”What is Bee Netball?

Bee Netball is a framework for primary school children to get a great start in life through learning valuable skills including social, emotional and teamwork, all through netball. Bees themselves exemplify many of the values that netball instils; they’re active, hardworking, have a real sense of belonging and that’s exactly what we hope all our very own Bees (the young players!) develop as they are introduced to our great sport! Aimed at teachers and coaches, this workshop will be all you need to deliver this great programme in your setting.

Experienced Bee Netball Workshop Tutor, Lisa Birks, comments:

“The Bee Netball workshops are a good blend of practical and theorical aspects of this brilliant progressive and interactive grassroots programme. Whether you are looking for tips on how to deliver the skills, reward the values or simply network with fellow coaches in your area, you will hopefully go away more informed and raring to deliver the ethos of Bee Netball into your clubs and schools.” 

Don’t miss your chance to book onto one of these workshops here.

Walking Netball Host Training

Date: Sunday 17th October 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm 

Location: Bucklers Mead Leisure Centre, 1 St John’s Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4NH

** booking for this workshop closes today (06/10/2021) **


Date: Sunday 5th December 2021

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: Falmouth School, Trescobeas Road, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4LH


Date: Sunday 9th January 2022

Time: 11am – 5pm 

Location: Rednock School, Kingshill Road, Durlsey, GL11 4BY


Date: Sunday 16th January 2022

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: Paignton Academy, Waterleat Road, Paignton, TQ3 3WA


Date: Sunday 20th February 2022

Time: 11am – 5pm 

Location: Warminster School, Church Street, Warminster, BA12 8PJ


Bee Netball Workshops:

Dates: Monday 8th November 2021

Times: 5pm – 8pm

Location: Stoke Damerel Community College, Somerset Place, Stoke, Plymouth PL3 4BD


Date: Wednesday 19th January 2022

Time: 5.30pm – 8.30pm

Location: Cheltenham Ladies College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP