New netball sessions have been launched at Bangor Street Community Centre in Blackburn.

There are two sessions organised by the 1Voice Community group from 11.00am to 1.00pm every Sunday. Membership is open to girls aged between 5-14.

The aim of the sessions is to promote female participation in sport as well as learning important skills such as team building, healthy activity and leadership.

The netball coach, Rukhsana Moress, is a Level 2 England netball accredited coach. She said, “Netball is such a popular team sport. It is fun and it encourages team bonding. Netball requires strategy and motivation. These are great skills that we want to teach the girl’s which they can utilise in other facets of their life.”

There is a registration fee, with each hour long weekly session costing £2.50.

To join call 01254 790711 email: