Reasons for survival of Ethnic sports

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  • Reasons for survival of Ethnic sports
    • Tourism
      • From the earliest of days, people from surrounding villages would travel by foot to attend. With improved transport, people can now travel from further afield and may receive media attractions
    • Festival/ritual
      • Evidence of Pagan or Medieval rituals, with costumes, singing and dancing. A carnival atmosphere
    • Traditional
      • A celebration of the past
    • Occasional/annual
      • Escape pressures of modern living. Return to simple 'olde worlde' of life, often on bank holidays
    • Relatively isolated
      • Ethnic or cultural identity, inaccessibility of some local areas, allowing local customs to prevail
    • Social
      • Pub focussed, enjoyable
    • Local
      • Unique to area, increases local pride
    • Rowdy
      • Celebration, often physical games


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