Snooker and Billiards

Snooker and Billiards are cue sports that originated among British Army Officers who were stationed in India in the second half of the 19th century. The aim of snooker is to pocket the balls legally according to the rules and to score a greater number of points than the opponent. Point values for object balls: red-1, yellow-2, green-3, brown-4, blue-5, pink-6, […]

Korfball

A dynamic cross between netball, basketball and handball, korfball is the only mixed-sex team ball sport in the world and is growing in popularity. Put simply, it’s a fast-paced, dynamic cross between netball, basketball and handball. Two teams of eight compete to get the ball into a goal, or “korf”, which is basically a basket […]

Rugby Union

Rugby union is a contact sport, so you can tackle an opponent in order to get the ball, as long as you stay within the rules. You can run with the ball, kick it and pass it, but passing the ball forwards is not allowed. There are several ways to score points: •A try – […]

Yoga

The main components of yoga are postures (a series of movements designed to increase strength and flexibility) and breathing. The practice originated in India about 5,000 years ago, and has been adapted in other countries in a variety of ways. Yoga is now commonplace in leisure centres, health clubs, schools, hospitals and surgeries.# Yoga is […]

Wrestling

Over the years, wrestling techniques have become more sophisticated; generally speaking the winner of any wrestling bout is the person who has the better technique, strength and overall fitness. Wrestling is split into Greco-Roman and Freestyle disciplines. In Freestyle wrestling the competitors have a much greater freedom. They can use not only their arms and […]

Wheelchair Rugby

As one of the only full-contact disability sports, it is little wonder wheelchair rugby was one of the biggest hits of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The sport is open to both men and women, and is one of the only games which allows them to compete on the same team. The game is played […]