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Social Netball for Ladies

13th September 2018

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delivering a Social Netball for Ladies programme, funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA) as part of its Healthy Towns West Programme.

The Social Netball for Ladies programme will commence at Omagh Leisure Complex on Wednesday 3rd October 2018 from 6pm – 7pm. This free 12 week programme is aimed at women aged 18 years and over who take little or no exercise and want to get back into the sport of Netball or try something new and will be delivered by fully qualified coaches.

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

“The social netball “come and try it” evening held earlier this year in the Bawnacre Centre in Irvinestown clearly identified that there was a ready-made audience for such a programme and I have no doubt that the participants will enjoy either trying out netball for the first time or getting back into a sport which they had previously played.”

Collette Brolly, the PHA lead on physical activity, said:

“A great way to get active is to do something you like and that’s why this programme is so fantastic as you will have the opportunity to take part in an activity that you enjoy but might not have participated in for a number of years, or to allow you the opportunity to try something new. It’s important to stay active right throughout our lives, as being physically active can have the positive benefits of; helping maintain your weight, reducing the risk of developing chronic conditions including some cancers and Type 2 diabetes, as well as reducing anxiety and stress.”

Availability on the programme is limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All participants will be required to complete a pre-exercise questionnaire. Participation on the programme is free of charge.

For further information and to download a registration form, visit the relevant section on the Council’s website. Alternatively contact Billie-Jo Irwin, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777 (all calls charged at local rate), textphone on 028 8225 6216 or email

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