At Space Inclusive you’ll probably have gathered by now that we put a real emphasis on physical health as much as mental health.
There are so many sports that we have participated in over the years – tennis, cycling, swimming – however one sport a group of us are doing at the moment is a bit different to these; that’s because it’s a sport that isn’t just about physicality but tactics – it’s Bowls!
Organised in conjunction with two coaches from Disability Bowls England, we attended Rushcliffe Leisure Centre for several weeks. Our clients learnt how to throw a ball properly – which requires some technical skill I can tell you!
The two coaches set up a fun course in which clients (and support workers who also played) would score points by going through hoops and landing on different areas of the green.
Over the course of time our clients gained confidence and thoroughly enjoyed their weekly trip. It was especially beneficial to clients who may not have usually thought of doing sport.
We’d like to thank both of the superb coaches from Disability Bowls England for their work in making sure that everyone had a fun time and could genuinely claim by the end of it that, not only had they improved, but they were becoming pretty nifty at bowls!