Somerset players bring smiles to faces at bibic
Players and staff from Somerset County Cricket Club dropped in to see the children at bibic today (Friday).
Max Waller, Adam Dibble, Director of Cricket Matt Maynard, Head of Strength & Conditioning Darren Veness and Club mascot Stumpy visited the organisation’s head quarters in Langport this morning to give the children there a fun coaching session.
bibic is a charity that offers practical help to families caring for children with conditions like autism, aspergers, cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome, developmental delay, brain injury and specific learning difficulties like ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
The children were put through their paces by the professionals who set up a number of games and Stumpy was as popular as ever.
Matt Maynard was delighted by how well the visit was received. “Today went really well,” he said. “It was really interesting to see the quality of work they do at bibic and how they help the families of the children that use these facilities. It was a brilliant day. Max, Dibbs and Daz were great with their interaction and got all the kids involved. There was some talent on display here today too. There was a leg spinner who really impressed us all! It was nice to see the smiles on all the kids faces. Some were a bit anxious at the start but Stumpy helped to get them all integrated in to the activities by the end of the morning.”
bibic CEO Jon Shoesmith said: “It’s been brilliant for us. The kids were all smiling and laughing and they really enjoyed it. They all had a go at a sport that some of them might not have tried before. Teachers in special schools all say that playing sport can be a real boost to the children’s confidence and can have a positive impact on other elements of their lives which can only be good for their development. Playing sports can also help with motor skills which again can be so important for some of the children we see here”.
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