Last Saturday we enjoyed a great session where we played Badminton fo the first time in a very long time. Alan managed to borrow some equipment from one of the school's he teaches in to see how the kids would get on with it and it went down a storm!
After a brief warm up it was straight in to practising in pairs hitting the shuttlecock to each other. It was evident we had a wide range of abilities within the group from those who had not played before to Pranav and Lesley who should great aptitude for the sport. In fact it was Lesley who had suggested the sport as one she liked playing when the previous weeks session was finishing. She liked it so much she didnt want to stop playing and that is a first!
After quite a long session of Badminton some of the kids went outside for a quick game of football to get some fresh air as they ran around letting off steam, while others including Lesley carried on playing Badminton some more. A drinks break followed before we slowed things down with some Target Boccia with the group split in to two teams. After three rounds it was the red team who were triumphant by 48 points to 38.
After a second break our final sport was Benchball which is always fun and very loud with the kids calling out for the ball to be passed to them. It is a great game for team work as well as practising throwing and catching, As you can see in the photos it definately helps if you are one of the taller players!
At the end of the session Coaches Alan and Ciara both agreed that Lesley was the Star this week. She was really involved in the badminton and showed a great level of skill but she also joined in the other games as well. Well done Lesley - keep it up!
Next Saturday is our last meeting before we break for Christmas so please do come along as we should be playing some fun games and there should also be a little bit of a party with some snacks and drinks (so no need to bring any of your own)! See you there!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.