P1 M1 Current Issues of Sport Essay

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| | P1 & M1 Current issues in sport Name of Sport: Football Describe the Pre- Industrial phase of development (Society and Sport in general) (P1) British sports and their codified rules began to end up across the world in the late 19th and early 20th century, for example association football. Majority of teams in the world still show the British origins in their names, such as AC Milan in Italy, Grêmio in Brazil, and Athletic Bilbao in Spain. Cricket became popular in several of the nations of the then British Empire, for example; Australia, South Africa and India. Baseball was known in the North-eastern United States, with the first rules being codified in the 1840s, while American football was very popular in the south-east, when baseball was spreading to the south, and American football was spreading to the north after the Civil War. In the 1870s the game split between the professionals and amateurs; the professional game then gained dominance. Baseball also helped out other sports such as Cricket, which had been popular in Philadelphia to Baseball. American football also has its origins in the English game, with the first set of football rules based directly on the rules of the Football Association in London. Harvard chose to play a game based on the rules of Rugby football. Some historians say that team sports are primarily an invention of Western cultures. There are many sports where modern rules were formed during the 19th century. This includes many different football codes, lawn bowls, lawn tennis and others. The big impact for this was the patenting of the world's first lawnmower in 1830. This allowed for the preparation of modern ovals, playing fields, pitches, grass courts, etc. Pre-industrial society was characterised by the limited of socialising/leisure time and sports were closely associated with the church of the holy days and festivals.

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