By Delaney Gilbride

Are you and your significant other sports junkies? Do you watch your favorite sports together all the time? Well, instead of watching or playing the usual on your date nights, why not spice it up a bit and learn about a new sport this weekend? When choosing which sports to watch, make a list of all the ones you and your partner are interested in learning. Then, you can narrow your choices down from there. However, if you can’t put your finger on what you and your boo want to learn…

Here’s a list of three unique sports that are interesting to learn, fun to watch, and exciting to play:

1. Team Handball: This sport is a combination of basketball and soccer. The game involves two teams of six players and one goalie. Each team passes a ball and tries to throw it into their opponent’s goal.  The team with the most goals after two 30-minute halves wins the game.

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2. Polo: In Polo, players on horseback move a ball into their opponent’s goal by using a long wooden mallet. Each team has four players who have specific responsibilities throughout the game. The main purpose of the game is to score the most goals by hitting the ball through the goal.

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3. Cricket: This sport is extremely similar to baseball, and it’s played with two teams of 11 on an oval-shaped outdoor area. The centre of the area has a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket (a set of three wooden stumps) at each end. To score a run, a striker must hit the ball and run to the opposite end of the pitch, while his non-striking partner runs to his end. Both runners must touch the ground behind the popping crease with either their bat or their body to get a run.

Have a favorite sports date of your own?  Comment below and share with our readers. Until then, enjoy your next weekend date!