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Chrissy is rocking it for Active April

This year Netball Victoria are offering all Premier’s Active April 2019 participants a 15% discount for Rock Up Netball Train and Youth programs and a 20% discount for Netball Victoria’s Community Clinics. 

Chrissy Biggin from Redan (near Ballarat) is one of thousands of Victorians trying out new ways to get active thanks to Active April, in this case, it’s Rock Up Netball.

Rock Up Netball is all about promoting safe and social ways to play netball in an inclusive environment. The Rock Up Netball program is tailored to meet the different fitness and skill levels of women.

We asked her some questions on how it’s made a difference…

How does Active April motivate you to be more active?

I have participated in Premier’s Active April for a few years now. I like the feeling of being held accountable for my activity and it motivates me to do some form of exercise every day.

You have been playing netball all your life, what were the reasons why you gave Rock Up Netball a go?

After doing my ACL and needing a knee reconstruction I wanted to get back into netball but was cautious about injuring myself again. I missed netball so much and wanted to be involved but without the physical and serious competition I was used to. Rock Up Netball gave me this option without the pressure on my body.

How did you find out about Rock Up Netball? Did you go along to the first session with a mate?

I first saw Rock Up Netball advertised on Facebook. I saw it was available in my local area so signed up to participate. I took a friend to my first session but found I didn’t really need anyone else with me as the rest of the group was so friendly and supportive. It’s always nice to have a familiar face but not essential.

Why do you love Rock Up Netball?

I love that you don’t have to sign up and commit for a season. It’s so flexible that if you have something on one night and can’t make it, there are no consequences or a team relying on you. I love the variety between the play, train and exercise sessions.

It’s fun, social and as challenging as you want to make it. It’s a really good workout without thinking you are doing a ‘workout’. The games are fun but physical and I find I quickly work up a sweat. There are lots of smiles and plenty of laughs.

What should you know before going along to a Rock Up Netball session?

It’s super fun! It’s a great workout that doesn’t revolve solely around netball.

I have met so many lovely people.  Anyone can do it – any age, any ability, any gender. Just take a positive attitude and a drink bottle!

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Last updated: March 7, 2019 at: 10:31 am

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