THE first of a weekly walking netball class took place in Sauchie Hall last week to celebrate Active Girls Day.

Scottish Women and Girls (SWAG) sports project co-ordinator Louise Paul set up an introduction to the sport last Friday, October 4.

The class was hosted by Walking Netball activator Billy Singh from Netball Scotland and members of the Wee County Warriors netball team also came along to help.

Billy said: "It was great to see so many people; the laughter ringing round the hall was testament to the benefits of walking netball.

"It improves physical, mental and social wellbeing and is a great way for people to become active again."

More than 30 people attended and joined in to pick up some new skills.

The SWAG sports project launched in Sauchie earlier this year and is funded by sportscotland.

The aim of the project is to offer a wide range of activities for people of all ages.

Andrew Sinclair from the Scottish Government's Active Scotland section and the council's education spokesperson Cllr Graham Lindsay also attended.

Cllr Lindsay said: "I am really encouraged to see the number of people who turned out to take part in the walking netball event.

"The council's partnerships with other national agencies such as Netball Scotland is a great way to increase opportunities for participation in sport for all our communities."

Classes take place every Friday from 10.30 to 11.30am at Sauchie Hall.

There is no need to pre-book and anyone interested is invited to come along.

Tea and biscuits are provided and no special clothing or equipment is required.