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WHAT SPORTS DO THEY PLAY IN THE UK
Many of the world's famous sports began in Britain Football Cricket Lawn Tennis
England's national sport is cricket Cricket is played on village greens and in towns/cities on Sundays from April to August
Football (Soccer) Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in England, and has been played for hundreds of years. Did you know? The first set of laws of the game of football, or soccer as it is known in the US, date from the formation of The Football Association in England in 1863.
Rugby originated from Rugby school in Warwickshire It is similar to football, but played with an oval ball. Players can carry the ball and tackle each other.
The world's most famous tennis tournament is Wimbledon
Did you know? Wimbledon is the oldest of all the major tennis tournaments beginning in 1877. The rewards of prize money began in 1968 when the total purse allocated was £26,150 (about $40,000).
Golf as we know it today originated from a game played on the eastern coast of Scotland .The modern game of golf originated in 15th century There are over 400 golf courses in Scotland
Netball is the largest female team sport in England. The sport is played almost exclusively by women and girls, although male participation has increased in recent years.
Over 3 million people participate in basketball in the UK. Basketball was invented in December 1891 by the Canadian clergyman, educator, and physician James Naismith.
Horseracing, the sport of Kings is a very popular sport Some of the best-known horse races are held at Ascot, Newmarket, Goodwood and Epsom.
Ascot, a small town in the south of England, becomes the centre of horse-racing world for one week in June. It's called Royal Ascot because the Queen always goes to Ascot. She has a lot of racehorses and likes to watch racing. Ascot Racecourse was founded by Queen Anne in 1711 and since that time, a further eleven monarchs have leant their patronage to the Royal race course. every spring in either late March or early April.
Did you know that It is a major event in the British social calendar. There is a dress code for attending Royal Ascot. Males must wear full formal morning dress including a top hat, women must not show exposed midriffs or shoulders and must wear hats.
Table tennis was invented in England in 1880. It began with Cambridge University students using cigar boxes and champagne corks. Although the game originated in England, British players don't have much luck in international championships.
In the nineteenth century, students at Oxford and Cambridge, Britain's two oldest universities, were huge fans of rowing. In 1829, the two schools agreed to hold a race against each other for the first time on the Thames River. The Oxford boat won and a tradition was born. Today, the University Boat Race is held
The Oxford –Cambridge boat race
The British also like fishing (angling), boxing, playing bowls, darts, badminton …..