Swimming is a major sport here in Australia and children are often taught to swim at a very early age.
About 95,000 Australian Children are involved in a club called “Little Athletics”. This club caters for children 5 to 15 years old with a wide variety in physical attributes and athletic ability.
Football for many is a religion in Australia and most boys little and big will support a team and during the season talk constantly about the footy.
In terms of participation and community interest, cricket is the most popular of the sports played in Australia and children's teams can be found in the largest cities and in many of the smallest towns.
The simple initiative to give young people something to do and somewhere to do it has grown to an Australian-wide youth development organisation known as Police Community Youth Clubs (PCYC).