There is a reason why, when you ask people about Rounders it brings a smile – revisiting memories of a sport they played at school. It is a fun, team sport that both boys and girls can play whatever their ability. Rounders also helps develop core skills in running, batting, throwing, catching and fielding.
Rounders England has many ways in which we can support schools in playing Rounders, through resources, courses and competitions. Plus, as a member school, students can be entered into the National School Championships (Y6 Mixed, Y9 Mixed, Y8 Girls and Y10/Y11 Girls) and females have the opportunity to try out for the England Squads (KS3 and KS4).
We know that Rounders is played enthusiastically in a great number of education establishments throughout the country. We also acknowledge that there is lots that we don’t know! To begin to bridge this gap we recently distributed a survey via social media, to increase our knowledge about the extent that Rounders is played in schools, the level of competition and the diversity of participants. If you or your school have not completed the survey yet, then we invite you to do so here.