Ahhh, finally it’s summer. And if you’re a sports fan, you’ll know that summer comes with some of the best sporting events in the UK.
Whether you love playing football, watching horse racing, or cricket betting, there really is something for everyone this summer. Here are just a few of the events you can check out:
Glorious Goodwood runs from the 1st until the 5th of August 2017. You’ll experience five days of action a the Qatar Goodwood Festival, which is one of the world’s largest race meetings. Many women go for the fashion, which is a standout every year, and the horse racing betting is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many.
English Test Matches
These matches go on throughout the summer. Early August sees England vs South Africa, followed by England vs West Indies. If you love cricket, be sure to pick up tickets to one of the many matches throughout the summer.
European Champions League Final
Located in Cardiff, this is the ultimate prize for club football in Europe. Super clubs like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Barcelona often fight over the prize, but Zidane’s men already took it away again this year.
Women’s Cricket World Cup
Unfortunately, women’s cricket gets only a tiny portion of the press that men’s cricket enjoys. The women’s world cup has been a fixture since 1973- longer than the men’s event. The cup is currently being held by the Australians, and the games have been running since the 24th of June. They’ll continue until the 23rd of July so it’s not too late to grab tickets.
Henley Rowing Regatta
This is the most famous rowing regatta in the world. With 200 international standard races, it’s a must if you love history- the first regatta was held all the way back in 1839. The races are held over five days, and it’s just as much about socialising as it is about sporting, with more than 300,000 visitors each year.
Henley runs from the 28th of June until the 2nd of July, and online tickets are still available.
What would summer sport be without Wimbledon? These tennis championships are arguably the most famous. Sure, the French and US opens draw massive crowds, but Wimbledon has been running for 140 years, and lasts for a fortnight every year. This year was the most fortunate for Roger Federer, who claimed his eighth Wimbledon title.
This is professional golf’s oldest championship, and first began in 1860. The British Open is often held at the famous St Andrews golf course in Scotland, although this year it will be at Royal Birkdale, for the first time since 2008. There are only a few days left though, so jump online and see if you can get some last-minute tickets at a steal.
As you can see, there are many summer sporting events in the UK. What’s your favourite event? Leave a comment below and let me know.