This on-going series investigates the important place sport occupies in culture. Sport clubs prepare their team for more than exercise and endurance, they manifest cultural structures and norms. Sport reflects culture and teaches it. Analysing sport serves as a gateway to the topic of competition, individuality and community. As primal as sport can seem it is also as artificial as our everyday life. There are unwritten rules, and rules that cannot be broken without consequence. There are expectations of the individual as well as the group. Social skills are refined and individual strengths are channelled to serve the goal of the group. What happens on playing fields is a ritual, which simplifies and represents complex cultural foundations.

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