It’s Nick here and I have some news.
As you can see behind me, they are playing a game of cricket today. Cricket is a summer sport. And they like to play cricket in the spring and summer here in Australia.
Now recently, I have taken up boxing. (I have only just started taking lessons.)
I have taken up boxing. ボクシングをやり始めました。
If you take up a sport/a hobby/an activity, this means you start doing it for the first time.
Questions for you to think about
What sports would you like to take up?
What sports do you play?
What sports do you like to watch?
I like to watch cricket.