Coach and Admin: Alex Quas-Cohen

For those looking to lose weight, improve fitness or generally have a run about, netball is
great for cardio and helps to develop strength, speed and stamina. It is also a full-body
workout – arms, legs and core.

And netball is a great team sport. The social aspect (and the exercise) is great for mental
health and fitness, particularly helping to reduce anxiety. The various rules also help to
sharpen the mind and memory. So, whatever your reason for coming – netball is the answer!

Autumn 2021 – Spring 2022

For the 2021/2022 season, we are again running our two adult sessions – Back to Netball and
Walking Netball. There is detailed information about each below. You just need to pick the
session which is right for you.

Sessions start the week commencing 4 th October 2021 and run in term-time.

Back to Netball – Mondays*, 6.45pm-7.45pm, Buxton
Walking Netball – Wednesdays, 5.30pm-6.30pm, Buxton
*please note there is no session on 11 th October as the hall is unavailable

Both sessions are inside at Buxton Community School Sports Hall (Temple Road, Buxton,
SK17 9BA). Free parking is available in the carpark in front of the hall. We’re in the main
Sports Hall to the right of the office. Toilets and changing facilities are available inside the
centre if required.

All sessions are turn-up-and-play sessions with no need to book.
Each session costs £4 per person (£3 for U19s), please bring the correct change.
Upon arrival, please make sure you sign-in with the coach.
At your first session, you will need to complete an England Netball registration form and
provide relevant medical information.

Please come ready to play:
 No jewellery (or taped if it cannot be removed)
 No bracelets/watches/fit-bits (or under sweatbands if can’t be removed)
 Short finger nails
 Hair tied back
 Loose/stretchy clothes
 Trainers with a good tread
 Water

Should a session be cancelled due to poor weather/road conditions, we will post a notification
on our Facebook page – – please Like or
There are currently no Covid restrictions advised by England Netball, but we will modify the
sessions so everyone is comfortable. Please do not attend if you have symptoms of Covid-19
(or any other contagious illness!).
If you have any questions, please get in touch via the contact form.

Walking Netball

This is aimed at older participants but it is open to everyone aged 16+. Walking Netball is
just netball but without running or jumping so it’s a bit easier on the joints. You also have
longer to pass the ball and an extra footwork step. It is (supposedly) played at a slower pace
and with less contact – additional rules will be implemented to find a suitable level! Again,
opponents will be matched by the coach where required. If you want to sit out for a bit, you
can – it’s not bootcamp! You take the sessions at your own pace. No pressure!

It is a session particularly for those who are:
 slowing down a little
 new to exercise
 returning to exercise after a while, such as after having a baby
 recovering from or managing an injury
 active but are looking for a low impact sport
 can run but just want to play more netball
 looking for a social activity and not that bothered about netball

We start the sessions with a full body warm-up (and reminder of the rules for complete
beginners/returners). Netball is a very technical sport but we don’t expect you to get a hold
on everything in your first few sessions so please don’t let that put you off. The warm-up is
followed by some ball skill development and maybe a drill or practice to get the mind going
or focused on developing a particular skill, including shooting. We then play a game. The
coach will match your game level with your opponent so teams are balanced and fair.

Back to Netball

This is a session particularly for beginners and returners although some league players do join
us for the extra training. We go through different skills each week with sessions tailored to
the group. This is a great pathway for those looking to join a team and play in the league.
Sessions include warm ups and fitness drills, skill development, competitive drills, practices
and games.