Sports foster friendships
Playing sports that involve interactions and teamwork is often considered the best way to foster new friendships. To play on a field with others and work towards a common goal allows players to socialise and learn new things about each other, which can be difficult for some in other social settings.
Breaking the barriers around disability
Sports not only transcend languages and culture, but also social barriers and stigmas attached to people with disabilities. In many societies, disability is viewed as a tragedy and deficit. But sports can change that notion. Through sports, differently-abled people can showcase their skills and capabilities that will encourage societies to rethink their presumptions. It can also bring big changes in the differently-abled by enabling them to realise their hidden potential, and bringing to light the fact that they are no different from others.
Sports and healthy life go hand in hand
Many individual sports such as rock climbing, swimming, and running demand discipline and focus. This not only motivates people to practise for long hours, but also inspires them to maintain a healthy life. A body that is put under a rigorous training everyday needs a healthy diet to function and perform. When people see individual sports and healthy food can’t work without each other, they are motivated to eat what is right for their body.