Walking netball: Meet the pensioners getting back into sport

It is a sport that has never featured at the Olympics but is on the rise across England, with record numbers of participants playing the game.

“Netball is thriving, a lot of girls live and breathe netball,” says England Netball development officer Pauline Knight.

So what has caused the boom in the sport?

A surge in Superleague has played a part, according to Knight, along with the success of the national team, who are ranked third in the world.

And it’s not just a woman’s game anymore. A men’s equivalent – ‘Nets’ – is gaining global recognition.

This could give the game the final seal of approval at Olympic level, with England head coach Tracey Neville suggesting