A project to get women and girls back into netball has been hailed a success.
Around 100 people have got involved in Hyndburn Leisure’s Netball For All project since last September. It was aimed at inactive women who enjoyed playing netball in their school days, encouraging them to give it another try.
Organisers said that although the Sport England-funded scheme was mainly aimed at 14 to 25-year-olds, they soon found females from 10 to nearly 60 wanted to get involved.
Lisa Charnley, Hyndburn Leisure’s netball project co-ordinator, said: “It’s been a real success and a lovely project to be involved in.
“The aim of Netball For All was to encourage women who were taking no regular exercise to give netball another chance and hopefully rekindle their love of the sport from their school days.
"We quickly found that we were also addressing confidence issues and anxieties that many women and girls felt around trying something new.
"Plenty of mums brought their daughters along too, and groups of friends and work colleagues came to the sessions together.”