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Know Your Sport Challenge

1. History of the Sport

Introduction

Task Page

Process

1. History of the Sport

2. Outline of the Game

3. Club Profile

4. Player Profile

5. Fitness Requirements

Description

You must explore and write a brief review of the origin and development of the game as its played today.

Key Questions

  • What country did you sport originate or start in?
  • What year did you sport begin?
  • Is you sport played in the Olympics? If so, what year did it begin in? If not, why do you think that this is so?
  • Give 3 bits of information about the history of you sport that you find interesting or that you didn’t know beforehand
  • Have there been many changes to the game since it first started?
  • How many countries is your chosen sport played in?
  • What is the biggest competition for your sport and how often is it held?

Guidelines

    • This information is easily accessed over the internet, use the search engine Google and enter ‘history of ______’ into the flashing box.
    • Look at the examples below of 3 different sports.
    • Try to phrase the information in your own words
    • Keep a record of the websites which you visit, as they may help you again later

Resources

GAA History
http://www.gaa.ie/about-the-gaa/gaa-history/
http://www.sam-maguire.com/?page_id=146

Soccer History
http://www.fifa.com/classicfootball/history/index.html
http://www.expertfootball.com/history/

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