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Welsh Wallball on the BBC

Pel-Law, Wales’s forgotten sport: ‘Just a ball and a wall’ Football and rugby haven’t always been Wales’s only national sports. In the 19th century, handball courts were everywhere and were used by the mining community in particular. Now only one remains, in the village of Nelson near Caerphilly. BBC News went to find out what’s keeping the tradition alive. Watch …

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Wallball debuts at Lincolnshire StreetGames Festival

Wallball is spreading fast across the UK and today we took part in the StreetGames festival in Lincolnshire. This event was organised by the Positive Futures team and approximately 250 children took part.  Wallball was situated in the opportunities area and we set up 3 courts against a building wall. The courts proved to be very effective and again this …

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Carpenter’s Court Launch – Aug 6th

You’re invited! We’re officially opening our new court and we’d love to have you come and join the festivities! Carpenter’s Court is our first court in Stratford and we’ll be hosting a festival of fun between 11-5pm on Saturday August 6th. There’ll be a BBQ, music, face painting and of course, loads of wallball! We’ll also be unveiling wall designs …

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New Schools through Westway

The Westway Team, led by Darren Doherty, have been doing amazing work in their first 2 months. Heading into the summer holidays Darren, Andy Ibbetson and Paul Bowden have been approaching schools around the local area (West London) and helping UK Wallball out in East London. The Westway Sports Centre is a sports venue in Shepherd’s Bush with indoor and …

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Wallball on BBC London Radio

Top Radio DJ, Robert Elms and President of UK Wallball, Daniel Grant spoke on the radio last week. Daniel was part of the Elms’ “Listed Londoner” section – a short interview where Robert talks to the listener about his or her perfect weekend in London. This weekend the honour fell to Daniel who, of course, mentioned Wallball! Grant mentioned how …

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Design the Wall!

Street art! We’re opening our new court in August and it’s a community court through-and-through. In conjunction with UCL and LLDC we’re going run a competition in the local schools for 15-20 kids to design the wall! That’s right, this is Street Art – by you! Each school will be given the flyer (which you can also download below) to …

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Community Event at Carpenter’s Court

In the Olympic park on Thursday 2nd June, two of our Team GBR women, Briedenhann & Mills, headed to a community sporting event to introduce locals from the surrounding area to Wallball. Genesis Housing and the London Legacy Development Commission invited UK Wallball, West Ham Football Foundation, and London Lions Basketball to run free sessions for the community alongside a bouncy …

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Chris Wheeler – Activated!

We’re really proud of this. Christopher Wheeler has been Activated by one of our new coach, Darren Doherty. Chris is our first person with autism to be trained up and we’re delighted at how he threw himself into the programme. Chris has been playing at the Westway Wallball club for a few years now and has decided to take things …

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Wallball “Favourite Sport” at Newham SportInspired Games

On one sunny day on the 11th May, 181 pupils (that’s right, 181!!) from 4 local primary schools took part in the SportInspired Newham Games – a truly inspiring event that brought the whole community together. The day saw each player try their hand at 5 different sports with support from top coaches, volunteers and Young Leaders. The venue – …

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Wallball Club at Royal Masonic School For Girls

Over the Easter break, UK Wallball Head Coach Gareth Price was invited to a week long ‘Sports Camp’ at the Royal Masonic School for Girls, to introduce wallball to a new group of youngsters. The camp was a great success, and everyone who took part was enthused and excited by our great sport. The programme was so well received in …

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