WALKING NETBALL: Coast Walking Netball participants like Phyllis Day (70) and Sue Mitchell (74) are being encouraged to attend a fun festival.
WALKING NETBALL: Coast Walking Netball participants like Phyllis Day (70) and Sue Mitchell (74) are being encouraged to attend a fun festival. Walking Netball Queensland

Come and set your netball goals

IN CELEBRATION of its one year anniversary, Walking Netballers are reaching out to interested participants to join in an inaugural regional carnival and a cross-Tasman competition.

There are already 60 women and men registered players on the Coast, ranging in ages up to 74, and more registering each week.

The first 'walking' carnival is being held in Brisbane on September 8. Joining Walking Netball on the day will be participants in Picketball and Walking Football.

Walking Netball players from Nambour, Maroochydore and Caloundra will be on the court for both social and competition play against 12 other teams from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

There won't be any scoring for the social games.

"They are in it for the fun, fitness and giggles," Walking Netball Queensland program manager Rhonda Newton said.

"The competition will be scored and there will be a winner."

"We have individuals coming from Maroochydore and Caloundra groups as they didn't have enough to form one whole team," Ms Newton said.

"We have slotted them in to play with other teams.

"Anyone can say 'can I play?' and we will do anything we can to slot them into a team."

For the competitive participants, Walking Netball Queensland are encouraging expressions of interest from players wanting to compete in the New Zealand Masters Games, on in Dunedin in February 2020.

"I am hoping to take two teams to put in the 60 and above age group," Ms Newton said.

"We have had a huge response so far including from the Coast."

Info: walkingnetballqueensland.com.au.