Playing Lifeball at Alstonville are Doreen Cameron, Anne Smith, Beryl Springer, Zeta Hope, Loma Haywood and Marie Monti.
Playing Lifeball at Alstonville are Doreen Cameron, Anne Smith, Beryl Springer, Zeta Hope, Loma Haywood and Marie Monti. Doug Eaton

Lifeball courts players

YOU’VE got to admire a sport where if you run, you get penalised.

Lifeball is that sport. One participant, Ena Pearce, described it as netball played at walking pace.

“You get the whistle blown at you if you run,” she said.

“Lifeball is a fun activity for the older person.

“The emphasis is on fun, social activity, safety and enjoying a team sport.”

Alstonville Lifeball held its open day on Monday with teams visiting from Banora Point, Chinderah, Ballina and Coffs Harbour

And while that was club’s biggest annual event for the year, each and every Monday there is a Lifeball game at the Alstonville Leisure and Entertainment. Centre.

“We have between 12 and 18 ladies turn up and have 12 on court at any one time, with one referee,” Pearce said.

“The ladies we have are aged from about mid-60 to 87. It’s a social thing, we just love the social part.” Lifeball is also lobbying to become part of the Masters Games next year.

Games are played every Monday morning from 10.30am to 12 noon.

Would-be participants are invited to come along and see for themselves and new members are always welcomed. Contact Julie 66280153 for more information.



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