To start this year off we have opportunities to pursue both walking netball and outdoor bowling.
I have information about walking netball, and how our federation can join in. I read an article about the game in WI Life magazine and it does look fun! Luckily, I have now been invited to a talk about the sport at a Halliford WI meeting, and attending a walking netball day at Denman College, both in February with a view to joining the programme. I know only about the netball I played at school – it was very energetic! I look forward to finding out all I can and will keep you updated on progress. To hear first hand experience of Walking Netball from WI members click here: WI Walking Netball youtube video.
The NFWI has announced a new partnership with the Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) to run a national bowling programme for all WI members in England. Outdoor bowling is something I am very familiar with, and can thoroughly recommend. Anyone can go along to a nearby club and be welcomed with open arms (ladies especially) and offered free lessons for up to 6 weeks, with only green fees to pay. However, the BDA is keen for more ladies to take up the sport, and would like to help us to find venues. I’m sure many members are like me, have been bowling for years and would be happy to tell anyone what an enjoyable, sociable and rewarding form of exercise it is. It’s true – anyone can play, REGARDLESS OF AGE OR ABILITY. I was a coach for my club and got many adults (some with disabilities) and children started. We need to register interest on this soon, as the bowling season will start in April. Application forms will be included in the secretaries’ mailing, so please ask your secretaries if you need to, and act soon. The deadline for return of forms is END OF FEBRUARY 2019. Please send them to the Secretary at MFWI office. WI Bowling Programme Announcement and Form