Sport has a unique ability to bring people together to celebrate the diversity of our society. Rounders England recognises the impact it can have and is committed to the creation and enhancement of an inclusive culture.

  • Wheelchair Rounders

    Rounders England are proud to have developed a wheelchair version of the game.
    A project, managed by Lincolnshire Sport and funded by Short Breaks at Lincolnshire County Council, was the first of its kind in the country. No other project solely dedicated to Wheelchair Rounders has ever been developed before, and St. Francis Special School was the pilot school for Rounders England.

  • Walking Rounders

    To play Walking Rounders, some rules need to be adapted to ensure that the game is played appropriately. If you’re playing a game competitively, these rules become important.

    Rounders England has recommended adaptions in the document below. If you are not playing a competitive game, it is really important to deliver a fun and flexible session, therefore, how closely you adhere to the rule adaptions is dependant on your group. For example, you may decide to make the pitch smaller, and play with a soft ball.

    One rule which must be enforced in all Walking Rounders sessions is to ensure that everyone is WALKING: “A player, when walking around the track or fielding a ball, must have at least part of one foot in contact with the ground at all times.” The penalty for not complying is 1 point or ½ rounder deduction (depending on scoring option) for your team, whether you are batting or fielding.

    Official Rounders Rules will apply, with exceptions:

  • Helplines

  • Additional Vulnerability Groups

    Resources to support specific vulnerable groups

    Awareness of the additional vulnerability of deaf and disabled individuals and understand why they are particularly susceptible to abuse.

    This training resource helps adults in black and minority ethnic (BME) communities learn about childcare practices which may be positive or harmful, and ways to keep children safe.

    Understanding more about a faith and the role faith can play in family life is important to help you find appropriate ways to approach conversations around child protection and organisational safe practice.

    In recent years, the sport sector has shown a change in attitudes and is working to embed an accepting and inclusive culture.