This week at Sportability Club our main sport was Football - a sport we have not played here for a very long time!
We also had two new members join us - Aidan and Millie. Welcome, we hope you both enjoyed it.
After the usual warm up, led by Ray, the kids paired up to practice some passing. They started by just passing the ball back and forth but before long the coaches introduced some cones that they had to pass between.
From there the ball control was developed with the kids as they had to dribble the ball up and around a cone and back. That developed further in to a course of cones to dribble around.
After a drinks break we put all that practice to good use. Instead of playing a normal game of football, which could be chaotic and potentially dangerous in a school hall, we played Foosball aka Table Football. The group split in to three teams of 6 players and each person was given a position on the football table that they had to stick to. The idea being that it was all about accurate passing to your team mates and not giving the ball away to the opposition. The three teams - red, blues and yellows - took it in turns to play each other and it really was good fun!
After the main break we played one more game of Foosball before finishing off the session with some Archery. The kids took it in turns to have shots at the targets using the user friendly plastic bows and arrows. Make no mistake though it still takes a lot of effort to pull that string back!
It was a fantastic session all around and we had the biggest group of kids taking in part for many a year - which was great to see.
The coaches awarded the Star of the Week award to new girl Millie. She showed enthusiasm and a great effort throughout the session and settled in really well. Well done Millie!
This Saturday coming, the 12th, is our last before the half term break so please do join us for more fun. See you there!
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Epping Forest Sportability Club is a multi-sports club for young people with mild to moderate physical and learning difficulties.