Handball is a low-cost space efficient sport for all schools
To get things started you can use existing walls in your school and mark out courts in chalk or with masking tape. After that all you need is a tennis ball or a wallball to play. Later on you can mark out full size regulation courts if you have space. PE lessons can take place on-site and you’ll find that the kids start playing it at break-time off their own initiative.
Most importantly, it saves you time, money and effort.
A New initiative
Wallball is a new urban sport for schools which aims to increase sports participation, decrease obesity and tackle youth exclusion. It comes directly from New York where it is the number 1 city sport with over 10,000 regular youth players. It is fast, fun, builds character and exercises all parts of the body.
A Sport for All
Wallball’s low-cost and ease of accessibility makes it a sport for all pupils, regardless of age, gender or background because pupils can play anywhere. The sport is easy to learn, promotes good sportsmanship and is great for interdisciplinary sporting development. The UK Wallball Association firmly believes that every child deserves access to regular, high quality sporting opportunities at school and our aim is to support schools to do this. Active children are healthier children and playing WallBall can reduce incidences of childhood obesity and diabetes.
Ireland. In the last 3 years alone the GAA have promoted wallball in schools and over 150 of them have built or marked out wallball courts. Thousands of children play and are exposed to a phenomenal global community.
Please do contact us for more information or if you have any questions, or to order one of our ‘WallBall in a Box Kits‘, which will get you and your class involved in minutes.
A promotional primary school video from our 2007 launch
Interested in getting kids active and into sport? Check out this video from our friends in New York