Sports Played in Sydney
Sydney is a very active city with many sport at professional and amateur level. In 2000 it held Summer Olympics.
The Sydney Swans and Greater Western Sydney Giants are local Australian rules football clubs that play in the Australian Football League.
First played in Sydney in 1865, rugby is the most popular sport. Sydney has regularly a team playing Super Rugby, the highest competition.
The first cricket club was formed in 1826 and matches were played within Hyde Park throughout the 1830s and 1840s. Cricket is a favoured sport in summer and big matches have been held at the Sydney Cricket Ground since 1878.
About Horse Racing
Royal Randwick Racecourse opened in 1833 and holds several major cups throughout the year.
A tennis tournament is held here at the beginning of each year as the warm-up for the Grand Slam in Melbourne.
The Royal Sydney Golf Club is based in Rose Bay and since its opening in 1893 has hosted the Australian Open on 13 occasions.
Surfing is very popular sport and Sydney held couple of competitions mostly hosted by Manly Beach.
There are a lots of amateur cyclist in the city and they are used to organising rides at the weekends in the mornings.
Sydney FC and the Western Sydney Wanderers compete in the A-League (men's) and W-League (women's) soccer competitions.
Except the ocean Sydney offers a lots of rock pools next to almost every beach. There are also many aquatic centres.
Very popular sport nowadays.
Active Australian love running too. So there are many runner in the city, suburbs and on the beaches.
Indoor volleyball competition is called AVL and there are many opportunities to try beach volleyball.
Yoga is very popular between young community and centres can be found everywhere in the city. It is common to see classes in parks.
About Sailing and Rowing
Sailing races have been held on Sydney Harbour since 1827. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race is a 1,170-kilometre (727-mile) event that starts from Sydney Harbour.
During the early 1900s the first surf lifesaving club was established at Bondi Beach and life saving become very popular sport in Australia, especially for young kids, nippers.