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200 children try Wallball – SportInspired

Coach Andy Ibbetson led a great session today where he got 200 children playing Wallball. A superb event hosted at Chobham Academy school (a school in our East London development project) saw 200 children rotate through 7 different sports over the course of a very busy day. The event was organised by SportInspired and we’re really delighted to have been …

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Wallball takes off at Streatham & Clapham High School

Wallball is being introduced to the girls of Streatham & Clapham High School as part of their PE programme. As the result of an introductory meeting at GDST headquarters in London attended by two schools, the Head of PE at Streatham & Clapham High decided it would be a good game for hand-eye coordination and general fitness which the girls …

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Wallball soars into Green Dragon

The children from Sphinx 2 at Green Dragon Primary School were delighted to welcome Dick Warner, a Wallball aficionado, to their introductory Wallball session. Dick led a team-building warm-up session which focussed on the children’s ball handling ability before demonstrating the beautiful simplicity of Wallball.  The children then worked in pairs to develop their skills with Dick’s expert guidance. Their …

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New wallball courts over Christmas

We’ve been good this year and Santa is bringing us some walls. We’ll be running full stories on all the new courts in the new year, but here’s a rundown of projects happening over the festive period: After a few teething problems at UCL Academy, we’re on track for 5 splendid courts come the start of Easter Term. 2 outdoor …

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Wallball at Connaught House School

Women’s wallballer and top Rugby Fives player, Alexandra Steel (pictured on the left) has launched wallball at Connaught House School, where she teaches.  Alex got the idea after taking part in the UK Open last month and hearing about school success in America, Belgium and Ireland. The children, aged 5-8, have really taken to the sport on junior sized courts, …

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New UCL Academy to Become Major Wallball Centre

The brand new UCL Academy, currently being finished in Swiss Cottage, is to become a major wallball centre.  The academy is fully behind both the benefits and the accessibility of the sport and is looking to construct 3 indoor and several outdoor courts.  It is hoped the school will act as a venue for both domestic and international competition. The …

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Eastbourne Ladies Handball Taster

GB Wallball captain Kerry White, along with Marianne Rees and Emmalina Thompsell, delivered a development session for the girls at Eastbourne College, who have already put wallball walls up on the side of their gym and have been training hard for the upcoming tournaments this year. This move continues wallball’s rapid spread out of inner-city London, and with the Eastbourne College courts …

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Surrey Wallball Tasters at Brooklands College

Over 50 students aged 16-19 took part in a series of 1-wall wallball taster sessions at Brooklands College, Weybridge, and there was some serious talent on show. After an introductory period involving basic right and left handed shot drills, and the serve, students were thrown in at the deep end with a series of timed doubles matches – some of …

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Grand Opening for Centre for Wallball Excellence

Th UK Wallball centre of excellence was officially opened at Merchant Taylors School (MTS), Northwood, to a large audience of sports professionals, teachers and media from the Hertfordshire region. Over 100 kids played wallball through the day, coached by MTS Alumni and UK Wallball squad members Dan Grant and Gareth Price, on the 4 indoor, championship spec courts. Many of these kids …

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Handball Centre of Excellence – Grand Opening

The England Team will be officially opening the UK Handball Centre of Excellence at Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood, on Monday 7th February. The school has joined forces with England Handball to build four international standard courts, which will be christened with an exhibition match by the current European Champs.

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