Here at S-Trend, we’re always keen to try something new, especially if it’s a new sport! Team sports are an ideal way to bond with friends, family or co-workers. Learning something new together helps to strengthen relationships, and is also a fantastic way to wind-down and have some fun!
Need some inspiration? Here’s a few new team sports that you probably haven’t tried before:
We’re sure you’ve heard of this one before, and if you’ve never played then you are really missing out! Picture a soccer-netball hybrid, but played with Frisbees and you’ve got the general gist of Ultimate Frisbee!
Normally played on a soccer field, with two equal teams, Ultimate Frisbee can be easily adapted to any space as long as the sport’s basic rules are followed. Much like Netball, once in possession of the Frisbee, the player cannot move around and must dispose of the Frisbee within ten seconds – which puts the pressure on!
First to fifteen points wins, so get practicing your Frisbee flick!
Yep, you heard right! Harry Potter fans rejoice, Quidditch has flown out from the best-selling books and into the real world. But Quidditch is definitely not for the faint hearted! The game usually lasts for up to 40 minutes, with it only ending once a player from either side eventually captures the golden snitch.
Like its fictional version, players score points by throwing balls through their opponent’s hoops. Each ‘goal’ is worth ten points, but teams will defend their goals by batting away the attackers quaffles and bludgers. Oh yeah, and players must carry a broom between their legs at all times, otherwise they’re penalised. This definitely doesn’t seem quite as easy as Potter made it look on screen!
Popular in North America, Lacrosse is a game that is gradually making its way down to Oz. Played on a soccer-like field, players throw the ball around using a stick with a basket on the end. This fast-paced game is played ten-a-side over four quarters. Lacrosse is a contact sport so padding is recommended, if you don’t want to end up with a black eye!
A true favourite, beach cricket, rounders, or twentytwenty, there’s no denying that Australians love any version of Cricket. And we’ve got a new one for you to try out this summer. Introducing Mini Cricket!
Best suited as mid-afternoon entertainment at your summer barbeque, Mini Cricket is much alike a traditional game, but the twist is – it’s played kneeling down. All traditional positions such as fieldsmen, bowler and batsman are required in a game of Mini Cricket. Making ‘runs’ may be harder in Mini Cricket, but that’s half the fun!
Have you tried out any of these sports? Be sure to let us know what you thought in the comments section below.
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