Learn about the most popular sports in Canada nowadays (Part 2)
The rugby leagues have gained popularity across the country since their reintroduction. The Canadian Rugby Championship hosts some domestic and professional competitions.
The rugby league has four teams in the championship zone. The Rugby League has attracted more than 13,000 senior players and many young players across the country, especially in British Columbia.
Football is the most popular sport in the country in terms of participation rate with over 2.7 million people participating in the game in 2006.
There are 1,450 clubs across 12 regions. An armament competition called the National Championship is held annually with a senior men’s team competing for the Challenge Cup while the Women’s Championship for the Championship.
Although Canada has no penalty for participating in test matches, the national team is allowed to participate in one-day international matches. The country already has a very competitive female cricket team and the U-19 has participated in three U-19 World Cup events.
The world’s oldest baseball park is still active at Labatt Park in Ontario. This country has only one major Federation, the Toronto Blue Jays. More than 70 Canadian towns have played against some major league teams.
Several independent league teams also exist in the country and join the Can-Am Federation and the American Association. Canada was also represented at the Canadian national baseball team’s international competition.
Football in Canada is a form of net football played by two teams of twelve players per team. Football in this country originated from rugby but has since evolved into Canadian football. The sport is also played at the local school and university level while the sport is also played at the senior tournament level throughout the summer.
Lacrosse is declared a Canadian national game in 1859 and a summer sport in 1994. Lacrosse conducts high-level and junior-level championships in both field and lacrosse boxes.
There are two professional lacrosse leagues in the country, the National Lacrosse League for the lacrosse league and the large Lacrosse League for the lacrosse league. Great successes in lacrosse are recognized and awarded by the Lacrosse Hall of Fame of Canada.
Hockey is a year-round Canadian sport of all levels. Modern ice hockey in Canada dates back to the 19th century and is a popular pastime for the country with participation from all ages. Some of the popular titles for the national championship in the country include the Memorial Cup and the Allan Cup for teenagers and seniors respectively.