The world is full of sports fans and billions of us love the intense competition that comes with seeing professional athletes duke it out and do what they do best. From the beautiful game of football (or soccer depending on where you’re from) to easy going games like bowls, there are all manner of sports for you to become a fan of.
This year, there are also plenty of major sporting events for you to enjoy, giving you some very good reasons to get out of the house, enjoy the sunshine and watch the best compete for glory. Here are three exciting sporting events in England to keep an eye on.
The Grand National
Taking place between April 12-14 2018, the Randox Health Grand National 2018 will take place at the Aintree Racecourse in the fine city of Liverpool. The event, which takes place annually, is renowned as the world’s most famous steeplechase and an estimated 600 million people watch it on television every year.
The Grand National is always a grand reason to enjoy a day out and see whether the odds-on-favourite horse and jockey duo will take the title or whether an unlikely pick will win instead. If you aren’t lucky enough to enjoy the thrill of the horse racing event in person, then Grand National betting can also be just as exhilarating, letting you put money on the event that you’ll be watching from the comfort of the sofa in your very own home.
Wimbledon is another world-famous sporting event that draws huge crowds. Taking place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in the capital city of London, Wimbledon receives over 39,000 visitors each day of the event, with attendees loving the laid-back vibe on offer at this much talked about tennis event.
Taking place from July 2- 15, for two weeks, what seems like everyone in England becomes a huge tennis fan. Maybe you’ll be rooting for homegrown favourites or maybe you’ll find a new tennis up and comer to support, or will you be cheering on the superstars instead? The event is also an excuse to tuck into some delicious strawberries and cream!
FA Cup Final
This year, the World Cup is taking place in Russia, but even though the biggest event in football this year will be taking place right across the continent, English footie fans will still have plenty to celebrate come May 19. May 19 is the date of the FA Cup final (it also happens to be the date of the Scottish Cup final).
The semi-finals are set to be played in April and so the teams in the final have yet to be determined, but either way, you’re looking at a clash of epic proportions between two Premiership teams. This will be a good one to watch.
Whether you’re visiting them in person or just watching on TV, there are plenty of brilliant sporting events for you to enjoy. Maybe you will even find a new sport to love this year!