The newest netball team on the patch is a group of mums from Oasis Academy Connaught – who have found huge health benefits in hitting the courts again.
And in their first match, the Connaught Hotshots had the sweet taste of victory against the Tornadoes winning 15 -5.
The mums who train weekly with coach Sue Anderson have found the social aspect to be just as important as the physical benefits in their return to school sports.
One player said: “Since I’ve been in this team I have made some great friends we have a laugh and it’s a great team spirit also my fitness levels have boosted a lot.
“I’ve lost weight and become more active and it helps with my depression. I love netball and the girls in my team. “
Oasis Academy Connaught Principal, George Franks says, “We love our new mums’ netball team, it’s a great way for our parents and families to get together!
“We wish the team well for their upcoming matches – if there are any local teams out there who are looking for some new opponents, we are up for a game!”