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Victorian England-Sports and Hobbies


ryan jakusik

on 12 March 2010

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Transcript of Victorian England-Sports and Hobbies

Victorian England-Sports and Hobbies Sports
Many sports were played in the victorian era including football(soccer), rugby, and cricket. These were of the most popular sports for older children and young adults. Football(soccer)
The sport of football was common in private schools and also outside of schools for older children. The sport consisted of two teams of 11 players, one ball(or blown up pig's bladder), and two goals at each end of the field. The objective of the game was to score more goals than the opposing team by kicking the ball into the opponents goal. Football became a very popular sport; many kids grew up to be on professional teams which were later formed.
Cricket was a very popular sport in the victorian era. The sport was played by older boys on a big oval-shaped fiels. Cricket consisted of two teams of 11 players, one ball, and a wooden bat. While one team was batting, the other team was scattered on the field waiting for their turn to bat. The objective of the game was to score more runs than the other team by hitting the ball and running the the other side of the field before the ball got there. You were considered "out" if the ball got to the other side before you did. Cricket was a very fun form of entertainment for older boys. Rugby
The sport of rugby was primarily based on the sport of football(soccer). Rugby came into view after a football player picked up the ball and started running with it(a violation in football), but the beginning of a new sport. In order to play rugby you must be skilled in passing, catching, tackling, and kicking. Rugby is played on a big field. The objective of the game is to score more points than the opposing team in 80 minutes of play. You can score points by getting the ball into the opponents goal zone(similar to an american football touchdown), kicking the ball between the goal posts after a "touchdown"(similar to an american football extra point), kicking the ball between the goal posts in the middle of the game(similar to an american football field goal), and by a penalty kick after the other team commits a foul.
Many people in the victorian era made up fun games that were considered hobbies or pastimes. These fun activities ranged from singing and dancing to croquet and street games for poor children.

Croquet was a popular activity for women in the victorian era, although men would occasionally play as well. Women were considered to lack strength and technique in anything that they did. Croquet did not require either, therfore it was considered a women's game. The game consisted of a wooden mallet, a wooden ball, and hoops made of bich branches which were stuck into the ground. The object of the game was to wack the ball through the hoops using the mallet.
Common game of croquet common cricket player common game of rugby common football team Singing and Dancing
Singing and dancing was a very popular hobby in the victorian era. Many people thought it was a way of expressing themselves to others. As time went on many people came up with new songs and new dances to go along with them.
common ballroom dancing street games
Many poor children were less fortunate and played games out in the street. They often played leap frog, jumped rope, played hopscotch, and they also played tag. Many new games were often made up by the children such as marbles and whipping tops. Marbles was played with nuts or pebbles, a circle was drawn and many nuts or pebbles were located in side of the circle, these were called nibs. The children took turns flicking a larger nut or pebble into the cicle, called the shooter. The child who knocked the most pebbles out of the circle was the winner. Another popular street game played by children was whipping tops. The game of whipping tops was played with wooden pegs and a two-three foot long string. The string was wound around the pegs and then pulled away as fast as possible. The wooden pegs would begin spinning and the peg that spun the longest was declared winner. Both of these games were very popular for poor children

common whipping top
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