We finished the term off last week with some football, hockey and cricket. A good number of members came along to have some fun in the summer sun. As we broke up for the summer holidays it was time to say goodbye to Jess who is off to Nottingham University in September. Since coming in to help when Candee went on Maternity Leave almost two years ago Jess has been an invaluable and much loved member of the coaching team and will be sorely missed. Hopefully she will pop in to see us when her term is over near to Christmas. It is therefore fitting that our final Star of the Week for the summer term was Jess!
Since we finished last week we also heard the fantastic news that our former coach Candee is expecting her second child. So congratulations to Candee, Jim and Honey on the great news!
Hoping everyone has a great summer and we look forward to seeing everyone back in September, first day back is Saturday 5th. Don't forget to let everyone know about the club and invite anyone along who might benefit from our activities so that they can try for themselves.
Summer is here, the Ashes have started so what better way to start the session than a game of cricket, We took turns at batting and bowling with the remainder fielding trying to make that all important catch. I think Mr Boycott may have had a thing or two to say about the batters stance or the bowlers line and length but we had a great time and could easily show the Aussies and thing or two! After a break it was on to Tag Rugby and then Basketball. Our Star of the Week was Nicholas who displayed "excellent Basketball skills" according to the coaching team. Well done Nick!
IMPORTANT - Next week is our last week before we break for summer and it is Jess's LAST WEEK before she heads off the University in the Autumn so please make an effort to come along and give her a good send off. After club has finished Oak View school have their Summer Music Festival between 2pm and 10pm on the school field. We will run a stall to try and make some money for the club for the first couple of hours so if you can please come along and support the event.
On one of the hottest days of the year so far we had a really good session and made the most of the weather. We started outside on the field playing a series of games based around handling a rugby ball. The children worked in pairs, along with the coaches, and made some really good progress. This was followed by a series of wonderfully titled games such as Scarecrow Tag, Stuck in the Mud and Jail Break (I am assured that no crimes were committed during the playing of this game!).
After a break we came inside in to the school hall to escape the heat. We played some great games of benchball which is a great team game that requires good catching, throwing, agility and team work skills. Our star of the week was Jenny who worked really hard throughout the day and took part really well. Well done Jenny!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.