Get in 2 Sport! D – H

DANCE

Dance is a creative movement activity which can be showcased in dozens of different forms from ballet to street, country to tap. Dance requires perfect balance and agility to perform too music and can be performed as a soloist, a duet or a group.

 

Check out some of the different styles in the videos below:

 

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in Dance in Amber Valley, follow the link below to find out more:

http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sport-leisure-and-wellbeing/sports-clubs.aspx

 

FOOTBALL

Football is a team sport which is the most popular in the world. Eleven players try to score a goal by kicking the ball into the oppositions net whilst trying to stop them doing the same. 

There are hundreds of football competitions throughout the world with some of the most prestigious being the World Cup, the Champions League and the Premier League all contested

 

Current World Champions in Football:

Mens – Germany (2014)

Womens – USA (2015)

 

Take a look at the videos below for some inspiration!

 

Football has dozens of clubs in Amber Valley for both boys and girls – to find out where your nearest one is follow think link below and search for football:

http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sport-leisure-and-wellbeing/sports-clubs.aspx

 

GOLF

Golf is a target sport played across the world where the aim is to get your golf ball into the hole in as few shots as possible. Some golf holes are over 600m in length and are guarded by water hazards, sand traps and in some countries crocodiles! Golf became an Olympic sport in 2016 and has four/five major championships per year.

Some golfers you might have heard of are; Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory Mcilroy and Charley Hull

 

Check out the videos below to see some amazing shots!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enqPAxe8TZc

 

There are many Golf clubs in and around Amber Valley, all of which will offer junior membership packages but most importantly the chance to play golf!

http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sport-leisure-and-wellbeing/sports-clubs.aspx

 

GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics is a sport which focusses on creative movement and discipline across multiple different apparatus including high bar, floor and vault to name a few. Gymnastics has been an Olympic Sport since 1896 in Athens and is contested by male and female competitors both individually and in teams. Gymnastics also holds an annual World Championships – most recently held in Glasgow in 2015.

Leading names from Gymnastics you may know include Louis Smith, Max Whitlock, Claudia Fragapane and Simone Biles

 

The videos below show a couple of these great names in action:

 

There are opportunities to take part in Gymnastics at both Heanor and Alfreton Leisure Centre's, with Amber Valley having a very successful club too, for more info follow the link below:

http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sport-leisure-and-wellbeing/sports-clubs.aspx

 

HOCKEY

Hockey is a team sport played by boys and girls on a large astro-turf pitch using a stick and a small ball with the aim to try to score a goal against the other team. Hockey has been an Olympic sport since 1908 with Team GB Women winning the Gold medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Hockey is also holds a World Cup for both men and women every 4 years

 

Current Olympic Champions:

Mens – Argentina

Womens – GREAT BRITAIN

 

Take a look at the video below to see some fantastic Hockey goals!

 

There are two very strong Hockey clubs in Amber Valley, the details on both can be found through the link below:

http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/sport-leisure-and-wellbeing/sports-clubs.aspx