We were due to play Rugby the Saturday before but one look at the balls in the storeroom put an end to that once we realised how few good ones we had. A very good job then that Alan managed to find and purchase some great new Rugby balls during the week.
We started the session with a jog around the hall then some warm up games such as tag and "What's the time Mr Wolf?"
It was then out with the new Rugby Balls and pairing up to practice throwing and catching to each other. From there it was on to a game where everyone stood in a circle and the ball was passed around the circle.
After a short drinks break it was then on to relay games using the full length of the hall and swerving around cones. This ended with the members working in pairs once more as they passed the ball to each other as they moved up the hall.
Our last Rugby game was a tag game called Hunter where the balls are in rings and one member has to try and run and collect a ball and get it back without getting tagged. Meanwhile another child is the hunter who has to run and catch the player with the ball, grabbing a tag from their belt.
After all that Rugby fun it was time for a well earned rest. So time for a snack break which allowed the kids to sit down and have a chat whilst they had their food and drink. Before long though it was back in the hall for our final activity of the session which was more throwing and catching but this time with Velcro pads and balls. First it was practising in pairs but it ended with the group splitting in to two teams (blues and yellows) for a game of Velcro handball. The idea being to pass the ball down the hall between team mates before shooting at the goal.
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.