Contributed by Training for life
1/07/2021 - Training for life
During the first national lockdown, a call to action was sent out to residents at Ravenswood in Ipswich to start a mixed gender rounders club, to address feelings of isolation, anxiety and inactivity. It transpired that Suffolk had no rounders clubs at all and Ipswich Ravens was formed and affiliated to Rounders England. There are now over 30 players registered and the team plays every Saturday.
Subsequently, Ravenswood Primary School was contacted to set up a competition for students to design the Club’s badge.
On 28 June, some members of the team met Beni, the winning designer (aged 10) at the school and presented him with a replica kit, complete with his design. His parents and competition finalists were also there.
Local firm S J H Roofing Contractors has very kindly sponsored the playing tops and regional mental health awareness training company Training For Life has stepped in to finance the tracksuits.
“The initiative to set up a wellbeing activity during a period of uncertainty due to the pandemic is to be applauded” said Training For Life’s Director Richard Stewart.
“The feelings of isolation and anxiety felt by a lot of us could be alleviated by having the rounders club to look forward to when restrictions were eventually lifted. Then to have new friendships form and mental and physical health improve were a huge positive amongst the low mood of the nation”.
The club meets at 9.30am every Saturday on the main green at Ravenswood and new players are always welcome. Contact can be made via phone call or message to 07717 757357
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