In Australia, the lions share of the participation in rock climbing lives with adult recreation. It's simply known as a 'life sport' because of the ability to engage at all ages and the data supports it.
However, around here it's the opposite. The youth dominate participation and we see that as a healthy sign for our sport. There's a clear bridge being built between the youth and adults and it's League that is the framework that forms the binding glue.
Forever young is a mind-set but it can be seen daily in practice throughout our community in all clubs.
Many sports peak in the teenage years by way of participation but we can assure you that that's not the case around here. And that too we see as a very healthy thing!
6 Nov 23