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Most Played Sports

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According to the Ausplay April 2018 State and Territory Results (covering the last calendar year January to December 2017), 382,500 or 25.9% of NSW children aged 0-14 years participated at least three time per week in organised sport or physical activity outside of school hours.

The top 10 organised sport and physical activities for children during 2017 were:

Swimming                        34%

Football                             19%

Dancing (recreational)        9%

Gymnastics                        8%

Athletics (track and field)    6%

Netball                                6%

Basketball                          5.5%

Cricket                                5%

Rugby League                    4.5%

Tennis                                4.5%

As part of this release, the Australian Sports Commission published a report focusing on children’s organised out-of-school participation – The AusPlay Focus – Children’s Participation in Organised Physical Activity Outside of School Hours