Walking Basketball launches in the Hunter this Seniors Festival!

Cessnock City Council is excited to announce the launch of Walking Basketball in the Hunter as a part of the Seniors Festival 2017.

Cessnock City Council is excited to announce the launch of Walking Basketball in the Hunter as a part of the Seniors Festival 2017.

A highlight of the Cessnock City Seniors Festival program, Walking Basketball will take place from 10am on Tuesday 7 March at the Cessnock Toyota Stadium. 

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said it is wonderful this sport is being introduced in Cessnock and hopes to see it flourish.

“We are the second community in New South Wales to take up this moderated version of Basketball, which is having incredibly positive results for seniors in Victoria.” 

“Getting our seniors up and active has huge health benefits such as improving balance, coordination, lung and heart function while also providing participants with important social connectivity”, Cr Pynsent said.

NSW Basketball CEO Maria Nordstorm welcomed the launch and is encouraging residents to give it a go.

"Walking basketball is a low impact, social and fun way to enjoy our great game.  The inclusion of the sport in the 2017 Seniors Festival at Cessnock is an excellent way for the senior citizens of the Hunter to stay active both physically and socially”, Ms Nordstrom said. 

Cessnock City Council congratulated all of those involved in making the launch a reality including Seniors Week Committee member Phil Baird and Cessnock Mens Shed for manufacturing the unique goals.

Cessnock City Seniors Festival will be held from Friday 3 March until Saturday 18 March.

Residents are reminded of a venue correction for the Rugby League fixture on Saturday the 18 of March which is on at the Cessnock Sportsground.For more information of this year’s Seniors Festival head to http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/community/events-ceremonies/senior

28 February, 2017