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New opportunities to take up sport

Two sports clubs have just got underway in the area, offering the chance for more people to take up a new, fun activity.

Banbury has a new basketball club. So if you're between 7 and 16 years old and want to have a go come along on Saturday mornings. It all takes place on Saturdays at Blessed George Napier School, Addison Road, Banbury. Cherwell District Council is supporting the club by providing expert advice and equipment.

The sessions are delivered by qualified, England Basketball coaches. It's a great opportunity to get involved in basketball in Banbury as there is currently no club. Times: 9am to 10am for age group 7 to 12 years, 10am to 11am for age group 13 to 16 years. The cost is £3 a session. Contact Alice Walton on 07753 814678 for more information.

And there's also a new netball session in Banbury. It's called Return 2 Netball and is aimed at ladies who played netball at school and would like to play again in a social, fun and friendly environment. It's an ideal opportunity for a group of friends to come along together to play sport for an hour.

The session, at Banbury School, Ruskin Rd on Tuesdays from 8pm to 9pm, is for players aged 16 years and over. It costs £2.50. Bicester already has a thriving netball session at the leisure centre on Thursdays from 8.30pm to 9.30pm. For more information on either, contact Cherwell's senior sports development officer Sue Pearson on 01295 221718, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Cllr George Reynolds, Cherwell District Council portfolio holder for environment, recreation and health, said: "With the addition of these two new clubs to an already extensive list of opportunities to get involved in sport, Cherwell continues to offer excellent chances to give a new activity a go. What could be better than to learn a new skill, have fun, make friends, and get fit at the same time?"