We all played it at school, we all know the rules, but unbelievably, there is no rounders society at Reading. That is, until now.
Freshly formed by a group of rounders-loving students, the new society is getting ready for its first ever session this week, on Wednesday from 2pm-4pm on the Paddock – the sports fields near Park Bar.
For those of you who aren’t sure what rounders is, think baseball, but British. The bats are smaller, the ball is smaller, and even the pitch is smaller. While that may sound underwhelming, don’t be put off. Rounders is easy to pick up and seriously fun. It really is a sport for everyone and the new committee is really keen to get that message across:
“It’s a very social sport, with very few rules” said president Shannon Aller “making it possible for everyone of all abilities and ages to play. It is a friendly sport that appeals to everyone and is fun!”
That message seems to have been picked up on by a lot of students here at Reading. After promoting themselves on the Reading University Freshers Guide Facebook page, the society has gathered a strong social media following, with the Reading University Rounders page gaining 79 followers in a matter of days.
So if you’re planning on trying a new sport for Give it a Go week but aren’t sure what to choose, give rounders a try. It’s a sport for all and could be the next big thing at Reading!
Be sure to join the rounders Facebook page for updates and information on training times, and check back on the Spark later in the week when we do a Q&A session with some of the rounders committee.