Top 5 Australian Kids Sports In 2019
With over 3.5 million children in Australia participating in some form of organised sport or physical activity outside of school hours, sport provides an avenue for kids to stay active and engaged with the wider community, while uniting cultures and creating a platform for greatness. Australian kids love playing sports!
We look at the Top 5 sports played by girls and the 5 sports played by boys.
The top 5 sports played by girls are:
- Swimming, with Brisbane offering the best weather for an extended swimming season. Swimming lessons in Brisbane are compulsory in school, some kids also participate in outside of school swimming lessons in Brisbane.
- Dancing - Most little girls love dancing around in little tutus. With ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary or hip hop. There are many dance schools around Brisbane specialising in all or select genres.
- Netball - This sport is predominantly played by females, however there are now more and more males playing. Netball is popular throughout school and netball clubs. Net Set Go is a great way to start your Netball journey.
- Gymnastics - Like dancing, gymnastics is one of the top sports played by girls.
- Soccer comes in 5th with 48.7% of kids aged 6-13 playing soccer, it is the number 1 team sport.
The top 5 sports played by boys are:
- Swimming - As expected swimming is also the number 1 sport for boys in Brisbane. There are also many boys who participate in swimming lessons in Brisbane outside of school hours.
- Soccer follows very close behind swimming with 1.194 million kids playing soccer in Brisbane and Australia.
- Australian football, or AFL as we like to call it. With the Brisbane Lions playing less than 2km down the road from our Little Rookie Woolloongabba Shop, we love stocking Sherrin AFL balls and footy boots.
- Cricket - At some stage, every kid will pick up a ball and bat and play in their backyard, park or local cricket nets. Australia Day would not be the same without cricket. There are over 600,000 kids playing cricket. Woolworths has a great program available for kids to learn cricket, with Junior Blasters (kids aged 5-7) and Master Blasters (kids aged 7 to 10). Cricket is also for girls!
- Basketball - Is a very popular, fast-paced, flowing game. With the return of the Brisbane Bullets in the NBL in 2016/17, Brisbane now has a local team to cheer on!
There are hundreds of great sporting clubs in Brisbane to get your kids involved in.
Looking for quality sporting equipment? Little Rookie Sport store located in Woolloongabba features leading sporting brands providing quality equipment, training accessories, apparel and footwear in a fun, energetic, family-friendly environment.
It will also feature the “Test Zone,” an interactive area for youth and parents to trial their equipment or footwear and make sure that the fit is right. The Test Zone will include net areas, basketball/netball hoops, a 6m sprint zone and batting zone.
Whatever the sports: netball - Net Set Go, swimming lessons and Swimming Club, soccer, basketball, AFL - Auskick, rugby union, rugby league, Little Rookie Sport has you covered.
Little Rookie Sport looks forward to creating the next generation of athletes.
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