The session this last Saturday was dedicated to the sport of Rugby.
Unfortunately I was away so cannot add much detail to all the photos below but I will try and summarize the session as best I can. We had a good turnout, up slightly from the first two week, which looks to have made for a really good day
As always the session started with a warm up and Ollie led a game of tag
Then it was out with the Rugby balls. First up was throwing in the air and catching to get used to the egg shaped ball. Then it was on to pairs work throwing and catching to your partner.
From there it was working on ball control with partners standing back to back and passing the ball around their waists to the partner in a circle. Then it was passing over the head and then between the legs.
After a break it was time for a tag game called Hunter. We had two games running side by side and in each there is a hunter and the player they are hunting. The "huntee" runs off on the whistle to collect a ball from the hoop at the far end and get back without being captured. The hunter meanwhile has to run a longer route with the sole aim of tagging the player with the ball before they get home. It is fast, furious and fun!
The day finished with a game of Rugby benchball. This is no different to a normal game of benchball with the added complication of an egg shaped ball rather than a round one. It makes it a whole lot more fun when bouncing in all directions if the ball is dropped during play.
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.