Yes-it's back- Carrom. When the light goes away and the footballers cannot see the ball, we move inside to play Carrom.
Carrom is a game that has been played throughout India and South East Asia but it has become increasingly popular throughout much of the rest of the world. We have been playing it here for the last three years. The children compete in a league in order to become club champion. Last year it was Sam Radley.
At the end of the season, there is a 'Carrom Evening' where the children bring along an adult and play as a pair. Last year's winning pair were Carmen and her Dad.
The children take the game very seriously. We set the hall up like an old fashioned whist drive and the children play three, fifteen minute games. They play to win but in a very sporting manner.
After the first session Cameron, Carmen and Holly have moved into an early lead. Alex, Charlie, Grace, Molly and Zoe picked up extra points for some great shots and sporting behaviour. Sadly this cannot be said of Mr Button- he introduced the game to Mrs Higgins, gloated over his own shots and was heard to chuckle at the quality of his opponents’. Needless to say his score at the end of the evening was zero.