It was great to be back last Saturday and the weather once again allowed us to be outside for the whole session. We had a pretty good turnout and it was lovely to see Zakaa back for the first time this term. We also celebrated Callum's birthday and he brought in some lovely cakes which were gobbled up. Happy birthday Callum!
The session was all about Rugby and after the initial warm up routines the rugby balls were out for a number of games aimed to get the ball handling skills improved. The group started off in pairs passing the ball between them. Then it was passing the ball "over & under" so standing back to back the ball would go over the head or between the legs to your partner. Then it was side to side - again back to back passing the ball around the waist.
The group then formed a circle and played two games. The first being "beat the circle" where a child was picked and had to run around the outside of the circle whilst the rest had to pass the ball around as fast as they could seeing if they could move the ball faster than the runner. The second game involved picking someone to pass to on the other side of the circle then running across the circle and passing to that child whilst still running.
Next up was some running around cones in a slalom fashion before passing. The team split with half at each end of the playground. Each player took it in turn to run around the cones with the ball before passing to the person at the front of the opposing queue, before joining the back to await the next turn.
After the main break we played some games of Rob the Nest. This is where the group splits up in to four small teams each with the own "nest" - a hoop. The game starts with all the rugby balls in the centre hoop. On the word to go each team sends one member to the centre to collect a ball and bring it back to the nest. The next player goes and so on until there are no balls left in the middle. The team with the most balls in their nest wins that phase of the game. The next phase is where each team, one person at a time, goes and steals a ball from another nest. At the same time the opposing teams could be stealing balls from your nest. It is fast and furious running and ball handling and when Ray called time the team with the most balls in the nest was the winner.
At the end of a great session the coaches awarded the Star of the Week award to Anand, who as you can see below was delighted with the award. I cant include all the photos he sent in of his journey home but it is safe to say everyone he met knew about it!
Join us again next Saturday to see what Ray, Ollie and Alan have in store
IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR PARTENTS AND CARERS - we are holding our Annual General Meeting while the kids are having fun this Saturday (16th). We will start the meeting as soon as the kids are doing their activities. Please make every effort to attend as this is where we share opinions and decide how the club will run in the coming months and years.
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.