THE walking sport craze is spreading like wildfire with netball its latest manifestation in Stirling.

People can get involved in a slower version of the regular game following a partnership between Netball Scotland and Active Stirling. 

The walking netball sessions provide a level of activity tailored to meet the needs of the individual and offer a safe, comfortable and fun environment. 

The main focus behind the adaptation of the sport is to bring people together to get fit at their own pace and create an atmosphere where they can socialise and meet new people. 

Walking netball will be on every Wednesday, from 11am to 12pm at The Peak in Stirling. 

The first two sessions are free of charge, organised to take place on Wednesday, January 10 and 17 - just turn up and play. Following on from that, each session will be £2 with no need to book. Participants can just turn up, pay at reception and play.

All sessions will be led by Active Stirling’s walking netball coach Pamela Sandy, who is also the chairperson of Stirling Netball Club. 

Active Stirling’s club development officer Ruth Henderson said: “Netball Scotland’s walking netball programme has been growing rapidly all across Scotland from Aberdeen to Peebles, and we are so excited to bring this to Stirling for the very first time. 

“Walking Netball is a great experience that is not only great for your health, but is also about having fun and socialising.”