In the United Kingdom, we are fortunate to have a multitude of different sporting events to watch this summer, across a wide range of different sports, from football to rugby, formula one and cricket. We have broken down the top 7 sporting events that you can catch as the summer months roll ever closer.
1. Fa Cup Final, Wembley Stadium
The FA Cup Final returns to Wembley on Saturday 18th May to once again bring a close to one of football’s greatest cup competitions. The FA Cup Final is the pinnacle of the 2018-19 football calendar and has produced some classic ties since its inaugural year in 1871. Wembley also hosts the Semi-Finals of the competition in April which sees clear favourites Manchester City take on Brighton & Hove Albion, and Watford plays the Wolverhampton Wanderers.
You can watch all the action of both the semi-finals and the final live on BT Sport.
2. Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, Wembley Stadium
The Rugby League Challenge Cup heads back to Wembley Stadium on Saturday 24th August to bring to a close one of the most famous cup competitions in rugby league. Last tears winners the Catalan Dragons stunned Warrington Wolves, and this year is likely to be another classic on August Bank Holiday Weekend. With five different winners in the last ten years, the competition this year is as open as ever and looks set to be another classic that you simply do not want to miss.
3. Formula One Grand Prix, Silverstone
The Silverstone Formula One Grand Prix takes place on Sunday 14th July and is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar. Lewis Hamilton is bidding to become only the second driver in Formula One history to win six world titles and will be looking to take home advantage at Silverstone this summer.
Silverstone is accessible by train from all over the country, making sure that no one misses out on the Formula One action this summer! You can find out more by getting in touch with National Rail.
4. Cricket World Cup, Multiple Venues Across the UK
The Cricket World Cup is coming to the UK across a number of different cricketing venues from the 30th May to the 14th July. England are favourites to win the competition, so what a great opportunity to go and cheer your country on to a World Cup victory in a town or city near you. It is set to be a fascinating competition, with a number of countries fighting to regain the crown from current champions Australia.
5. The Championships, Wimbledon
With what could be Andy Murray’s last Wimbledon, this year’s competition is hotting up to be as open as ever. Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and is often thought of as the most prestigious. Current champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber will be out to regain their singles titles in what is set to be an incredibly exciting tournament.
Fun fact: Strawberries and cream are a traditional food to eat at Wimbledon and during the 2017 tournament 34,000kg of strawberries and 10,000 litres of cream were consumed by supporters.
6. Netball World Cup, Liverpool
The Netball World Cup lands in Liverpool this summer with 11-time champions Australia look to continue their run of 3 championship wins in a row. England will be looking to stamp their mark on the competition and make home advantage count to win their first World Cup in their history, after finishing third last time out in Sydney.
Tickets for the Netball World Cup can be purchased through See Tickets, get in touch with their customer services team to find out more.
7. Tour De Yorkshire
Tour De Yorkshire returns for another year from the 2nd May – 5th May. The idea for the race arose from the Tour De France passing through Yorkshire in 2014, with the stage nicknamed “Le Tour de Yorkshire”. It is now a yearly legacy event, taking place across the first bank holiday weekend in May and last year was won by Belgian cyclist Greg Van Avermaet. This year’s tournament has also been upgraded to an HC status which is the highest status for any tournament that’s not part of a world tour.