We had a great session last Saturday despite a low turnout and being without Coach Alan, who was looking after his poorly Mum - what a great son!
Ray and Ollie led the session and started with some great Parachute games. Ray had them switching positions, running underneath the parachute; running around the parachute and trying to keep a ball in the parachute as it moved up and down. Some great photos below I think you will agree.
After a quick break the kids lined up either side of the nets to practice Badminton for the first time this term. Ray and Ollie switched the pairings around to keep it fresh and there was some good effort and performances on display.
After the main break we finished the session with a form of Boccia. Ray once again came up with a great variation of the traditional game. To start with the groups split in to two teams and lined up at either end of the hall. The first game saw loads of cones laid out on the hall floor and then players took it in turns to try and hit as many as possible with each bowl. Those they hit they collected. As the number of available cones decreased it became much harder to hit them. Once all cones had been hit and collected the players counted up their cones.
The second phase of the game meant each player put their stack of cones in front of them and again the players took it in turns to try and hit a stack of cones on the opposing teams side. As these were at the far end of the hall it was tough to get the ball on target but several players made it and soon one persons stack was captured by another's. That stack was then hit again by the opposition so they all passed to the other side and added to an existing stack. This carried on and Pranav was the eventual winner as he bagged the biggest stack of cones.
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.