Chesterfield-based Queenspark Walking Netball team lift East Midlands trophy in Loughborough

North Derbyshire’s first walking netball team has become regional champions - 18 months after starting out.

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 1:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 2:18 pm

It’s all smiles around the Queenspark Walking Netball squad after they remained undefeated to lift the East Midlands Walking Netball Championship in Loughborough.

The team, made up of players aged 40-76 from Chesterfield and the surrounding areas, won seven and drew one of their eight matches in the nine-team tournament.

Coached by Keighley Wood and Michelle Foster, the ladies put practice into performance to win their first piece of silverware.

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Coach Foster said: “It’s brilliant and we’re over the moon - I still can’t quite believe it.

“We train twice a week at Queen’s Park and the ladies there have formed such a lovely group. It’s so great to see them come together as a team.

“Keighley and myself, we’re overjoyed for them and so proud. They really work hard for each other and got their rewards. We didn’t expect to win it.”

And added: “We’ve got a good mix of players. They’re mainly over-50s but we have a broad age range of mixed abilities and everyone’s welcome.”

As well as a trophy, the team have won tickets to see Loughborough Lightning play in Netball Superleague.