Students organise inclusive rounders tournament in Lincoln next month

By Hayley Cook on January 27th, 2016 - comments
Teams competing at the Inclusive Rounders Tournament in 2015

Teams competing in the Inclusive Rounders Tournament

Lincoln students have started organising the fourth annual inclusive rounders tournament at University of Lincoln next month.

19 students from University of Lincoln and Lincoln College have been working with Active Lincolnshire, to learn more about adapting the game of rounders to meet the needs of all players – including those with a disability.

In two workshops delivered by staff at Active Lincolnshire, students came up with ideas to adapt the game with specialist equipment, and organised fixtures and timetables for the upcoming tournament.

Angus Drew, Rounders Development Officer at Active Lincolnshire, said:

“Through our work with Rounders England, Active Lincolnshire aims to increase participation opportunities for people of all abilities to take part in rounders. We particularly enjoy working with local students to teach them about the technical aspects of adapting the game for inclusive rounders, but also putting the changes into practice and encouraging the student’s to take part.

“With the competition taking place for a fourth consecutive year, it’s great to see so many schools getting involved, and we’re looking forward to supporting the students on the day.”

The students will deliver the inclusive rounders tournament at University of Lincoln on Tuesday 23 February.

Sam Lowe, a student at Lincoln College, said:

“Inclusive rounders is a great way to include everyone in the sport and with subtle adaptations, makes sure people can take part at a competitive level too.”

Six teams from across Lincolnshire have already signed up for the tournament, but there are still places available. Students offer schools and day centres coach-lead sessions before the competition so the teams feel comfortable before the event.

If you’re interested in taking part, or would like more information, contact Angus Drew at Active Lincolnshire on 01522 730 325 or by email.