Coming to grips with sports Time to think outside of the box
DESPITE how it may seem to the casual observer, there are many sports for WA children to sink their teeth into beyond the so-called ‘big five’ of football, soccer, cricket, netball and basketball.
While numbers are always strong for these popular sports, there are a raft of other lesserknown options that parents and children might not consider trying but have big followings on an international scale.
A Department of Sport and Recreation spokesperson said many of these sports see a surge in popularity following the Olympics and Commonwealth Games and there were many activities, such as kiteboarding, which started as an extreme pursuit but had become more thought of as a sport.
Fremantle Wrestling Club coach Chris Butler and students watch Ethan Homan (16) and Dylan Bloomfield (15).