Sports and physical activities are great ways to get fit and stay healthy, meet people and learn new skills.

By joining a local sports club or activity not only will you feel better about yourself, but you can gain a sense of belonging by being part of a team or club. Many local sports clubs have a thriving social life. The social benefits of being in a club comes from structured activities and socials, such as evenings out and organised events. This aspect of being involved in a sports club is invaluable if you are new to the area or don't know many people in your local community.

Joining a sports club also helps develop valuable life skills such as co-operation, discipline, respect and tolerance, as well as teamwork.

Regardless of your age, culture, gender or ability, there is plenty on offer in Merri-bek.

Take a look at the different sports club across Merri-bek below.

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