Hi, the turnout was not the best last Saturday, but we had a cracking session none the less. Our main sport was Rugby but as always we started with a warm-up led by Ray. The group then split up into pairs passing the rugby ball between themselves. Alan then changed it to pass the ball over and under. The pair stand back to back and pass the ball over the head to each other then between the legs to each other. Then it switched to passing side to side - ie around the waist to each other. Lastly, they were challenged to throw the ball up in the air and clap before catching it again. The partner would pass the ball to you and call out a number between 1 and 5. On catching the ball you had to throw it high in the air, clap the number of times your partner called out, before catching the ball again and then passing back (and calling out a number to them).
We then played a game of Rob the nest which is fast and frentic. The group split in to four teams each with a hoop as a nest. One at a time a tem member would go out and "Rob" a ruby ball from another team''s nest and bring it back to the home nest. Then the next person would go. While all that is happening other teams could be taking balls from your nest. Therefore, you have to keep an eye on who has the most balls at any one time as you never know when Alan would call a halt to the game and declare a winner. After we played a few games of that we finished off with some passing around and across a big circle we formed with all staff and members.
After our main break we finished off with some Archery, a activity all the kids love. As the weather was still good we played outside for a change. After a practice round we went into team games with the group dividing in to two team's. Hal's team won all three games with Callum getting a bullseye in the first two games.
Our star performers this week were Kealan and Hetvi - well done to you both!
Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.