We began with two more new players, and another new player joined just this week, so our weekly numbers are hovering between 15-18 players - a very satisfying increase on last year. Two players regularly come from Mansfield, occasionally more, but the Mansfield girls are such a welcome addition, as they add to the jollity and laughter of each game. We would like to call this wonderful game "LAUGHBALL", as this is how we spend the bulk of our time when playing - laughing!!
Our Fun and Friendship day this year will be on 16th April. We decided March was still too hot in our hall to comfortably play for a day, so this year we decided to move to a later time. We will be inviting Mansfield, Eildon, Rutherglen, Myrtleford, Albury, Wangaratta and Deniliquin to join us for a day of Lifeball, Fun, Food, and Friendship. We cater for our guests for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, before teams return to their home clubs.
Despite the game being "non-competitive", it is usually very competitive, but can be difficult, as any physical contact between players is deemed a "barge", and the ball goes to the opposition.
The game is primarily very safe, and every aspect of the game is directed towards that end - safety. That's why it's a walking game, no running, and no going backwards....it is too unsafe!
However, as the years have passed, the skill levels have increased, and some players have refined these levels brilliantly.
But, for us, the game is just great fun, as well as increasing our fitness, mobility and balance.
Come along any Monday morning at 9.30 (at least in the summer, we will revert to 10am when the weather cools significantly) to the Recreation Centre in Arundel St, and gauge for yourself how great is our game. You will be made very welcome, as all our newcomers will attest!
Marg Merriman 5762 2967