Poster: Skate girl
Many young people in Sweden do sports in their spare time. Skateboarding is growing in popularity. Everyone is encouraged to take up sport, and 68 per cent of 13- to 15-year-olds are members of a sports club. Football, or soccer, is the most popular sport among both girls and boys. Then comes horseriding for girls. Boys prefer floorball, followed by swimming and ice hockey. Swedish children also enjoy listening to music and hanging out with friends. Singing and playing a musical instrument are popular extra-curricular activities. Twenty-nine per cent of girls and 26 per cent of boys aged 13-15 play an instrument in their spare time.