7 Unusual sports played in Great Britain
When you consider the quintessential British summer, it probably involves garden parties, canapés and…bog snorkelling? Fancy trying something new this year?
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So we hope this 'flying disc' helps you rekindle the sense of play with your friends and family. And maybe encourage a new generation to enjoy being outside.
OS have been mapping Great Britain for over 228 years. But to us it's more than just mapping, it's about the freedom a map gives you, the adventures and the enjoyment.
So this summer, why not take every opportunity to GetOutside.
Looking for some fun ideas to do your flying disc? Here’s a selection for games for all ages.
Start of a couple of steps apart and throw the disc to each other. When you successfully catch it, take a step back. If you miss, take a step forward. See how far apart you can get!
Use a stopwatch or your phone and pick a relatively short time, like one minute. See how many successful catches you can do inside the time limit. If you have enough people, split into teams and see who can get the best score.
Put a stick into the ground, or pick a thin tree. From a set throw point, try to hit the tree. Most hits in ten tries is the winner!
Throw a marker such as a stone or pine cone, and then try to land your disk on it. Take turns to throw; the closest wins a point, landing on it wins three points. First to 15 wins.
If you find a set of unused goal posts in your local park, give this one a go. One person is the goalkeeper, and is defending. All others are attacking, with the aim of getting the disk past the keeper into the goal. Attackers can intercept the disk in flight or pick it up off the ground, but once they hold the disk have to stop moving and throw. Once you score, it’s your turn to be the goalkeeper.
As a variation, if you have enough players you can split into teams of two or three that work together to score.
Similar to rounders, split into two teams – throwers and fielders. The thrower throw the disk forwards, then run around four bases. The fielders try to catch the disk in flight (putting the thrower out immediately), or get it to the base in front of them while they are running. Throwers are able to stop at any base, and must stop when the disk reaches the next base in the circuit. If two throwers end up on the same base, the second one it out.
Throwers team gets a point for each person that gets all the way round, and once they are all out, swap roles.
Line up your empty bottles or cans on a wall or fence and try to knock them off. Remember to recycle them afterwards.
First player makes a challenge, such as reaching a particular distance or hitting a specific tree, then has to do it. If they are successful, all the others have to try the same throw. Take it in turns to be the challenger. See what interesting challenges you can invent!
You disc comes with a handy little pouch that makes it small enough to slip in a pocket. Here's how to get it back in!
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