Pictured left to right: Ina Monk, Margaret Trees, Shane Cullinane, Sandra Thomas, Bruce Watts, Phyl Cullinane, Kata Prsa, Sue Newton, Yvonne Haines & Elaine Astley.
This dedicated bunch of athletes meets every tuesday at 9.30 am at the Community Centre to play the game designed to keep people over 50 fit and healthy.
Lifeball is a fun team game that can be played on any flat surface such as a netball court, basketball court or tennis court. It is played at walking pace and can be played by any age group.
Lifeball is similar to netball and basketball and incorporates activities such as walking, passing and throwing to encourage physical movement and team. It is a thinking game designed for skill, fun and fitness. It has been specifically designed to promote physical activity and falls injury prevention.
The idea of the game is for two opposing teams of up to 6 players each, to have fun using teamwork to advance the ball to a spot where a goal attempt can be made. Moving the ball from one end of the court to the other can be achieved by walking the ball no more than 5 seconds before handing (from hand to hand) or passing (throwing) the ball to a team mate.
In addition to the great team spirit and social interaction, Lifeball also improves balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, mobility, and fitness. It really get the circulation going and relieves stiffness. So Lifeball is great for physical, mental and social health.
If you’d like to give it a try contact Yvonne on 0448 004 161 or Trish on 0411 272 685.