Throughout secondary school (high school), many schools and outside institutions offer the opportunity for students to participate in sports clubs. Sport is an important aspect high school life and provides numerous benefits for young people. These benefits include opportunities to be social, improve health & fitness, wellbeing and social skills. Partaking in sports can be within a student’s school, or through a social sports club outside of school.
Having fun, quality sport experiences are key factors for students to stay interested and involved in sport throughout their secondary school years and beyond. Quality experiences include having safe social and physical environments to play sport in, and consistency of sport delivery and communication among sport providers. This can occur inside or outside of school.
It is also a wonderful place for students to meet new people and make new friends. Joining a sports club is great for learning important aspects of teamwork, leadership and general sportsmanship, which can benefit students hugely in later life. Overall, participating in social sports is great for students to feel healthy, develop various skills, establish identity and also to teach how to balance the demands of academic work.
For more information contact your local school or sports organisation.
Anyone is able to join a sports club at school or a social team outside of school as long as it's not at a competitive level.
Usually there are low fees associated with being part of a sports team. This should be no more than $100-200 per term/season, but may vary depending on factors such as travel and equipment.
As a beginner sportsplayer, no prior skills are needed to join a team since you learn as you play.
Usually a sports game will take place once per week, as well as the training session which is also once per week. Overall the time commitment for a social non-competitive sport involvement would be around 2-4 hours per week. This would vary depending on the sport: some sports games are longer than others.
Students are able to sign up through their school, or register with external sports clubs and associations