November 14th saw a group of 13 walking netballers travel to Whitely to play a match against Whitely Wanders.
In the hour that we played the first quarter was 5 all. In the second quarter it was 5 -2 to Hayling. We then slipped behind in the third quarter 5-1. The final all-important quarter began, but as time ran out the final tally was 18-12 to Whitely.
The ladies then invited us to tea and cakes and there was a raffle in aid of Children in Need which raised a whopping £125.10!
Anne Hollis (Group leader)
Hayling Island u3a Walking Netball may be featured in a national magazine!
On February 5th we gathered as usual at Hayling College for our weekly game but this time we had a photographer present, Dominic Joyeux. He took loads of photographs here's just one of them.
The reason he was there is that Jenny Bardwell, one of the ladies who plays, has been asked by the editor of The Oldie if she would write an 850 word article on returning to netball.
As you can see, we have lots of fun. Do come along and give it a try. We meet every Thursday during term time from 4.15pm for a 4.30pm start and we finish at 5.30pm.
This article appeared in the Spring 2022 newsletter.
Did you play netball at school? Did you enjoy it? Maybe you carried on playing it with friends some time after schooldays were over, but if you have any yearnings to refresh your skills, walking netball with Anne Hollis is for you!
Sessions are weekly on Thursdays during term time.
This is going to be a very short report as Covid has put a stop to Walking Netball because of the close contact and ball handling. We have managed to meet once for coffee at the Pebble Beach cafe in August and we have arranged to meet for lunch in September. Now Boris has brought in new restrictions of only meeting up in groups of 6, Northney tea rooms have accommodated us by reserving 3 tables together in the pavilion, so we can be together but apart! It will be lovely to catch up with everyone, it is the social interaction that is missing for so many of us. Let us hope and pray that we will be able to restart our activities soon.
This is an article published in the Autumn 2020 edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter .
This group has been in existence for only 8 months, we have had some wonderful sessions led by Deanne Cushion who has been instrumental in teaching us the core elements of walking netball. I would like to give Deanne a huge THANK YOU! because although I came up with the idea of starting this group I hadn’t played since my school years and couldn’t remember the rules at all!!
We have increased our knowledge and become a little fitter but most of all we have had great fun and laughed a lot. We meet weekly and currently have 18 lady members but we are an open group and if any lady reading this report would like to find out if walking netball is a game they would like to try then please contact me and I will give you the details.
This is an article published in the Spring 2020 edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter .
Eleven ladies travelled to Horndean to play our first match. We hadn't had an opportunity to play a full game before due to lack of numbers but because we have had lots of ball practice we didn't let ourselves down. At the end of 4 quarters the final score was 6-4 to Horndean and they have been playing for 3 years compared to our 4 months! Well done ladies!
This is an article published in the Winter 2019 edition of the Hayling Island U3A newsletter