Forget you’re even exercising
For some, going for a run is a fun and therapeutic way to get the lungs working and the muscles moving. And that’s great, I’m jealous. For others (like me) running gets pretty boring after a while and I’d much rather sit at home eating hummus and watching Parks and Rec. But what if there was a way to exercise, without even realising it’s happening? This is where a team sport can come in very handy.
Essentially, they’re endless. Whether it’s netball, basketball, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, even Quidditch, there’ll be a team out there for you. There are also plenty of mixed team options, so invite your man-friends too.
No stress! Just find some friends who are interested and find a social league for the sport of your choice. A lot of communities/local councils run social leagues, particularly netball, basketball and Futsal (indoor soccer) with no experience necessary. You just register your team and start playing!
Firstly, ask your school. Exercise is an essential part of well-being, so schools will encourage it in any form! This may be just for students, or the school grounds may be used for social sports by others.
Secondly, look online for options in your area. This can be as simple as typing in your suburb/local council and the sport you want to play, or asking friends and families if they know somewhere in particular. Check out national sports association websites to find a league in your area, try My Netball, My Football Club (soccer) or Basketball Australia.