The History of Rugby

Origins of The Game of Rugby There are hundreds, if not thousands of different sports that are played around the world. The range of games includes something small involving just two people, to large team-based sports that can encompass dozens of players at once. Despite all these sports being played across the world, there are […]

A Brief History of Boxing

The History of Boxing This epic and often brutal one on one sport is often considered the most male sport you can get (never mind that a large amount of females boxers are making inroads into this sport in the modern age). With the earliest known representation of boxing shown on a Sumerian relief from […]

A Definitive History of Basketball

The game of basketball was invented in 1891 by Canadian physical education instructor James Naismith as a less injury-prone alternative to football, in Springfield, Massachusetts, in the United States. The original game was played using peach baskets and a soccer style ball and only had 13 rules which were to abided by at all times. […]

The History Of Modern Sports

Sport in The Modern World Sport is a massive part of today’s world, with billions of fans all over the world, dozens of different games, and massive sporting events that take place almost every year. Sport has always been an important part of human culture, and can be traced back to the dawn of civilisations, […]

The History of Sport Through the Ages

The origins of history of sport may extend as far back as the beginning of military training when competitions were used as a means to determine whether individuals were fit for training and service, and there is evidence that team sports may have been developed to encourage working together as team in battle. However, the […]

Did AFL Originate from Aboriginal Football?

Most of you are probably under the impression that Australian football came from the well-known tale of the sporting hero, Tom Wills, who created a combination of British games intended to allow players to maintain their high levels of fitness out of season. However, recently there has been an alternative theory that suggests that the […]

A Short History of Aussie Rules Football

Australian Rules football was invented in 1858 in Melbourne, Australia and the first match which took place before the codification of Australian Rules football was organised and umpired by Tom Willis on 31st July 1858 at the Richmond Paddock. The match was contested by Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College, and the oldest surviving set […]

The Haka

If you watch rugby at all, you’ve certainly seen the All Blacks haka. And you probably also know that it comes from a traditional Maori war dance. It was a dance performed by Maori people before battles in front of their enemies, as a way to intimidate them with their strength and prowess. If you […]

The Ancient Olympic Games

Most people know a little of the olympic games history: specifically, that they originated in ancient Greece. Many of the sports included today, such as the javelin and discuss throw, were performed in Olympia thousands of years ago. Other sports included pankration, a form of martial art combining wrestling and boxing, and chariot racing. The […]