The main sport we played last Saturday was Cricket but we also managed to pack in a couple of other sports as well. The session started with a brief warm up out on the playground before getting in to some catching practice and drills. First up it was catching in pairs trying to get as far as part as possible without dropping the ball. Then it was on to a game of Champions where all the kids line up and Ollie would call a name at random and throw the ball to that child. If they caught it they move up the line, if they drop it then down the line you go. The person at the head of the line come the end of the game is crowned the Champion.
After a short break it was in to a game of cricket. Being young children it was less of the sound of leather against willow but rather tennis ball against plastic bat. Each child, and adult, took it in turns to bat while everyone else fielded. The aim being to score as many runs as possible whilst batting before being caught or bowled out.
After a break for drinks and snacks we switched to a game of football rounders. Splitting in to two teams it is much like a normal game of rounders but rather than bat and ball it is kicking a football rolled to you. If after kicking the ball as far as possible you made it all the way round you scored a point for your team. Make it to second base and it was half a point. But get stumped out or caught and you were out. It was a close game with the final score 3 to 2.5.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.