Hockey is the oldest known ball and stick game: records exist of it being played in Persia in 2000 BC.
The name “hockey” probably derives from the French “hocquet”, or shepherd’s crook, and refers to the crooked stick which is used to hit a small ball.
The core of this list is the 200 recognized sports with national or international federations.
There is also a comprehensive list of team sports that are played around the world. If there is a sport not listed or incorrect, please make a comment below.
The first team was the Blackheath Hockey Club, dating back to 1861.
The Amateur Hockey Association was then formed in London in 1886, before workers and the military carried the game to the four corners of the British Empire. Until the 1970s, the game at international level was mainly played on natural grass, but the heavy turf made the game quite slow.
Askham is a Furness Peninsula village next to a long sandy beach on the edge of the Duddon Estuary not far from Barrow in an area well known for its wide variety of wildlife. It starts and finishes at Braithwaite Institute near Keswick where the non-refundable registration fee of £120 per team will begin from 6am.
Other nations have come to the forefront in more recent times to make the game a truly worldwide sport.Here is our alphabetical list of over 750 sports played around the world.In addition to individual sports, the list includes some names of sport groups, styles and codes.Each team is asked to do their best to raise a minimum of £500 sponsorship. June 4th – Queenscourt Hospice Cross Morecambe Bay Sponsored Walk A fund raising guided walk starting at 2.15pm from Arnside Promenade to Kent's Bank. Email: [email protected] June 4th – Shipwreck Survival Skills Adventure Day An entertaining family day in the beautiful Ullswater Valley at Glenridding Sailing Centre on the shores of Lake Ullswater. June 4th – Cancercare Cross Bay Challenge Walk An event in aid of Cancercare starting at 2.15pm from Arnside Promenade to Kent's Bank. It will be led by Cedric Robinson, Queen's Guide To The Sands, and expected to take around 4 hours to complete. June 4th – The Yomp Mountain Challenge The Yomp Challenge is an event in aid of charity.Here's a chance to work as part of a team and to learn new skills such as building a den, making a camp-fire, map making, canoeing tuition and much more. The event is for the Blue Skies Hospital Fund which supports Blackpool Teaching Hospital's NHS Foundation Trust. Phone Ann Hedley/Nicci Hayes on 01253 957381 or email: [email protected] June 4th – Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim An open water swimming event in the English Lake District's second largest lake. It's a combination of a fell race, trail race and a long distance walk.