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We may not win very many international championships, but as a nation we are extremely passionate about sports. Whether it’s football, cricket and rugby or chasing cheese down a hill, we will support our team until the bitter end. Now, Visit England has launched a new campaign to find the home of sport in the UK.
Visit England asked people to vote for their home of sport ideas via their website and using the hashtag #HomeOfSport, and after thousands of suggestions a shortlist of six has been created, which includes;
Nottingham – with over 200 nominations Nottingham was definitely ‘the people’s choice’. It is home to Trent Bridge, archery and the Outlaw Triathlon.
Manchester – a key destination in football history, Manchester boasts the Old Trafford stadium, plus a hotel and museum dedicated to the sport.
Gloucestershire – home to some of the quirkier sports we Brits love, Gloucestershire has cheese rolling contests and river football to name just a few.
Rugby – at Rugby School in 1823 a new past time was born which would spread throughout the world – I think you can guess what they called it.
London – key to so many sporting moments, millions have flocked to London for Wimbledon, or to visit one of the many sporting arenas, and not to mention the 2012 Olympic Games.
Yorkshire – a dream destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors, Yorkshire made the shortlist for it’s amazing cycling, walking and climbing opportunities.
Unfortunately there can only be one winner and voting has now closed, so we’ll have to wait and see who claims the title on the 23rd October when the winner will be revealed.
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