Cultural factors weighing heavy on immigrants' kids

Inducting migrant children into Australian sporting traditions may improve their health, say researchers

‘Tis the season, everybody. Of course, I mean the cricket season.

Beach cricket

We’re a nation of sports obsessives, and although some of us have transitioned into a coaching role — shouting at the television from the couch — most young Australians try their hand with bat, ball, racquet or something more exotic at some point. 

Now researchers have suggested that inducting second- or third-­generation immigrants into the great Australian sporting traditions might be one way of improving their health.

A retrospective study