How ludicrous. Of course it isn't. Maybe the ones you know, but there are many people who have no interest in sport. We may have larger participation numbers in junior sport but that is only becuase of the climate I would say. Bazza, Happy Pixie is absolutely correct, you cannot 'convert' a working holiday visa into a residency. You must be out of the country to apply for a permanent visa and many people get caught with that rule.