THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD

PHYSICAL

A chance to focus on your health and fitness and have fun along the way

The Physical section of DofE

The Physical section is a chance for you to focus on your health and fitness and have fun along the way. As long as you pick something that requires a sustained level of energy and physical activity, the possibilities are endless.Improve your football, rock climbing or dance skills or try a completely new sport or activity. Join a team or do it on your own. You don’t have to be super fit or world class – with the DofE, it’s about setting your own challenges, giving 100% and being the very best you can be.

It has been an experience that I have enjoyed immensely and that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Edward, Bronze Award holder

Physical with DofE - it's your choice...

When completing each section of your DofE, you should develop a programme which is specific and relevant to you. Many of the DofE programme activities can be adapted to meet the needs of young people with disabilities and some, referred to as adapted sports, are unique to disabled people. Below is a list of programme ideas that you could do or you could use it as a starting point to create a physical programme of your own.
Airsoft • Archery • Athletics (any field or track event) • Biathlon • Triathlon • Pentathlon • Aquathon • Bowls • Boxing • Croquet • Cross country • running • Cycling • Fencing • Geocaching • Golf • Gymnastics • Horse riding • Modern pentathlon • Motocross • Orienteering • Paintballing • Pétanque • Roller blading • Roller skating • Running • Static trapeze • Supercross • Ten pin bowling • Trampolining • Wheelchair fencing • Wrestling

Canoeing • Diving • Dragon Boat Racing • Free-diving • Kite surfing • Kneeboarding • Rowing & sculling • Sailing • Skurfing • Sub aqua (SCUBA diving & snorkelling) • Surfing/body boarding • Swimming • Synchronised swimming • Underwater rugby • Wakeboarding • Windsurfing

Ballet • Ballroom dancing • Belly dancing • Bhangra dancing • Ceroc • Contra dance • Country & Western • Flamenco • Folk dancing • Jazz • Line dancing • Morris dancing • Salsa (or other Latin styles) dancing • Scottish/Welsh/Irish dancing • Street dancing • Breakdancing • Hip hop • Swing • Tap dancing

Badminton • Matkot • Racketball • RacketlonRackets • Rapid ball • Real tennis • Squash • Table tennis • Tennis • Wheelchair tennis

Aerobics • Cheerleading • Fitness classes • Gym work • Medau movement • Physical achievement • Pilates • Pole dancing • Running/jogging • Walking • Weightlifting • Wii-fit • Yoga

BMX • Caving & potholing • Climbing • Free running (parkour) • Ice skating • Mountain biking • Mountain unicycling • Parachuting • Skateboarding • Skydiving • Snow sports (skiing, snowboarding, snowkiting) • Speed skating • Street luge

Aikido • Capoeira • Ju Jitsu • Judo • Karate • Kendo • Mixed martial arts • Self-defence • Sumo • Tae Kwon Do • Tai Chi

American football • Baseball • Basketball • Boccia • Camogie • Cricket • Curling • Dodge disc • Dodgeball • Fives • Football • Frame football • Futsal • Gaelic football • Goalball • Handball • Hockey • Hurling • Ice hockey • Kabaddi • Korfball • Lacrosse • Netball • Octopushing • Polo • Quidditch • Roller derby • Rogaining • Rounders • Rugby (union/League) • Sitting Volleyball • Sledge hockey • Sledge ice hockey • Softball • Stoolball • Tchoukball • Tug of war • Ultimate flying disc • Volleyball • Wallyball • Water polo • Wheelchair
basketball • Wheelchair rugby

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