About this Event
Come join us for some fun in the park
This is a weekly social park gathering with optional involvement in the sports. We will be playing rounders and mixed football. It's a great way to meet new people, we usually get 20-40 people coming every week.
How to play rounders
Not played rounders before? It's a traditional English sport for everyone, even the unsporty. Here's a video of us playing:
Rounders is a bat and ball game similar to baseball played by two teams. Your team will be either fielding or batting before swapping after the innings. When batting, the aim is to hit the ball, then try and run around the four posts. Your team gets a rounder if you make it round the four posts without stopping or getting out. You are out if when you hit the ball someone catches the ball before it reaches the ground or someone stumps a post before you get there.
The rules will be explained at the beginning of each meetup with a practice round at the beginning. We play a slightly modified version of the official rules where if you are out, it's not game over for you. Your team will lose a life instead. This will give everyone multiple opportunities to bat.
It's very simple to pick up and the ball we use is very soft. We are very beginner friendly and the focus is on having fun rather than being competitive. We attract attendees of all ages and sporting level. You are welcome to come and watch only too. We usually have a few people who do so while having a picnic and enjoying the park.
Come and meet us
Meet at 2pm in Regents Park. Here is the map of where we will be playing in the park (Cumberland Green):
Please feel free to bring food and drinks. You can see who else is attending on our Meetup page
Beginner friendly mixed football
The main rounders game will finish at 3:30pm and this is followed by mixed gender football for those who want to join. We aim to have roughly equal numbers of men and women for every game. We especially welcome complete beginners and have a dedicated game for them.
We will play for 60-90 minutes depending on how we all feel and there will be a half time. There is no pressure to stay for the entire event and you can leave early if you need to. If there is no Goalkeepers, players who are willing to go in goal will rotate every 8 mins.
Our mixed football games are usually oversubscribed for men so football places are only guaranteed for those who are able to bring a woman or make a charity donation.
Free or play for charity
Our Sunday social and rounders events are free for everyone. The organisers volunteer their time and fund for the equipment, public liability insurance, marketing and meetup costs to make this happen. We would like our events to raise awareness and money for worthwhile charities.
If you appreciate our events, please consider making a donation on our fundraising page. To donate and for more info, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/socialsportsmixcomicrelief
We will also promote fundraising pages suggested or owned by our attendees. Get in touch if you are attending and also charity fundraising.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Chester Road, Regents Park, Chester Road, London, United Kingdom