There are many local clubs that you can join, and facilities you can use. But there are also national organizations that promote sport for young people such as Sport England. National funding programs like the National Lottery can also be offered to young athletes, which can allow them to grow their sport. This section focuses on these organizations. Nearly all of these organizations will be able put you in touch to a local organization. This section includes information about being a spectator or supporter.
The majority of people’s first experience with playing sport is at school. Some people enjoy school sport and continue to play in their spare moments. Others find it a daily chore that they have to do every week. You would not be as enthusiastic about sport if you do not like it at school. Sport is a broad term. Just because cross country was not your favorite sport at school does not mean that you will not enjoy rollerblading or archery. You might be a terrible runner, but have an excellent arm for snooker.
Many of the most popular games can be played without any equipment. You will improve the more you play. It is possible that you will want to be part of a team or compete with other players. This is when your sport becomes more serious and concerns about equipment, facilities, and travel costs are more pressing. It is also a great way to meet new people. Joining a club can be a great way to get out of your shell and meet people. We have included information in the section on various sports about how much it costs, where you can find a local contact, and what opportunities are available for people with disabilities.
Where can I find sport?
Each local authority has a sports facility. To improve community sport in England, the Government created new Sport Action Zones. This program is expected to last for 10 years. To find out more, contact your local authority. It does not matter if you play in a recreation centre or sports hall. You can still enjoy playing sport at home, by walking your dog, or kicking a ball around the park. A group of friends might form a football, running or Frisbee challenge group. These activities can all be enjoyed casually. Contact one of our listed sports organizations for more information about any sport activity.
Are you getting enough exercise?
The Health Education Authority now known as the Health Development Agency published a leaflet called getting active Feeling fit. This guide will encourage you to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. The following advice is for young people: it is easy to believe that exercise is unnecessary when you are young. It is important to stay active to maintain a healthy body. You will feel and look better, and you will be less likely future health problems.