The emerging sports in Brussels.

Posted on 19.05.2014

Want to practice a REALLY original sport in Brussels? Take a look!

Disciplines in their own right…, often practised for a long time, these sports, which we hardly speak about, until they emerge shyly to the surface.

Like all sports, there are necessary rules, values and endurance.

Want to practice a REALLY original sport in Brussels? Take a look!

 

The ultimate Frisbee

Everyone knows about the plastic disc which we like to play with our children. But did you know that it is also played in a team, very physical ??

During the “ultimate Frisbee” matches, two teams of 7 persons must advance on the sports field exchanging the disc and attempting to reach the end of the zone. One doesn’t only “play” the “ultimate Frisbee..one runs, jumps and turn : a real spectacle !

Mooncatchers, http://www.ultimatemooncatchers.blogspot.be

Ixelles Air Raiders, http://www.xlr8rs.be

Belgian french-speaking Federation of Flying Discs http://www.fbfdv.be

 

Underwater Hockey

This sport has two teams of 6 players equipped with snorkels, masks and flippers. Everyone with a snorkel, must, with the help of a stick, put a puck in one of the two underwater  goal posts located at the end of the swimming pool.

Brussels Underwater Hockey, http://www.buwh.be

Training in the swimming pool of the VUB (Pleinlaan, 2 - 1050 Ixelles) and at the Calypso (av Léopold Wiener, 60 - 1170 Boitsfort). 

The roller Derby

Finally a mainly feminine sport ! This discipline, entirely practiced on roller skates on a round rink, consists of passing the players of the opposite team, without being pushed neither to the ground nor outside the rink.

 

Roller Derby League of Brussels, http://www.rollerderby.be/?page_id=10   

Training in the Charles Vandeputten stadium ((Boulevard de l'Abattoir, 51 - 1000 Bxl).

 

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