Social Netball Evening at the Bawnacre Centre

11th June 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, as part of Sport Northern Ireland’s National Lottery-funded Every Body Active 2020 programme, and in partnership with Netball NI have organised a free 6 – week netball programme to encourage previous and new participants to get back into the sport.

The programme which will be delivered by fully qualified coaches suitable for ladies aged 18 years and over will commence on Monday 23 July to Monday 10 September 2018, 7pm – 8pm at the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown. There will be no sessions on Monday 30 July 2018 or Monday 27 August 2018.

Speaking about the forthcoming programme, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton said;

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to work in partnership with Netball NI to deliver the free netball programme as part of Sport Northern Irelands Every Body Active 2020 programme. I would encourage ladies to come along to the organised sessions which will be fun and provide an opportunity to get active”

Active Clubs Officer for Netball NI Lisa Rickett noted;

“Social Netball is a great way to get out and play a sport without any pressure on knowing all the right rules or being able to shoot like a pro. It’s just turn up and have a go, have some fun with lots of other like minded ladies, its not for league players, so the standard will always be suitable for complete beginners and those who maybe just haven’t played in ages and fancy a run out. Its great Fermanagh and Omagh council are running these sessions and we hope lots of ladies take advantage and get involved at the Bawnacre Centre this summer.”

Sport Northern Ireland Chair, George Lucas commented;

“Sport NI is delighted to be investing over £6m of National Lottery funding in the 11 District Councils across Northern Ireland. By working on the delivery of Every Body Active 2020 we will begin to see real changes in sport and physical activity participation – especially amongst women and girls, people with a disability and those in areas of greatest social need.

We look forward to seeing the impact of our investment for people in our communities, helping them to enjoy, engage and excel in sport and leading to a population which is more active more often”

For further information regarding the Netball programme or to download a participation form, please contact Chris Elliott,, Billie – Jo Irwin, or visit