Goulburn Multicultural Centre promotes sport as a healthy activity for everyone. The benefits of being active are well known and people participate in many different sports such as football, volleyball and swimming. The recent Invictus Games included wheelchair basketball, rugby and tennis.
There are new Olympic and Commonwealth Games sports each year yet and there are many more sports that are very popular that we may not know about.
Hurling/Camogie is similar to but different to hockey as players can pick up the ball and run with it on their stick.
Caber tossing is a traditional Scottish game where people compete by tossing a heavy log, known as a caber (Gaelic for 'wooden beam'). However, the aim is not to toss it as far as possible, but to vertically flip it over so that it lands in the '12 o'clock position'.
Wife carrying races originated in Finland where local women were once commonly abducted. The World Wife Carrying World Championship has teams competing from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Estonia, Ireland, and the United States. A recent competition was organised by the Finnish Embassy in Canberra.
Caneball (Sepak Takraw) is a popular Southeast Asian sport played in over 100 countries. It resembles volleyball but players use their feet, knees, chest, and head and not their hands. The 7th National Caneball Australian Championships was held in Canberra over the Easter weekend at Kingsford Smith School with 20 teams from around Australia.