Sport in Great Britain
Contents A little about Great BritainProfessional football is a big business Cricket and others kinds of sports
A little bit about Great Britain Sport is very important part of life in Great Britain.
A little bit about Great Britain Thousands of people devote their leisure time to outdoor and indoor games: athletic, mountain climbing, boxing and other sports.
Outdoor games played in GB are team games such as football, cricket, and hockey, and games in which individuals or couples try their skill, for example golf. The number of spectators shows that the most popular of the team game is football and cricket, and the most popular individual game is lawn-tennis.
Football Professional football is a big business. Every large town has one or more professional clubs. It is the most popular team game in Britain. It is played in most of the schools, and there are thousands of amateur teams for young men in all parts of the country. But for most of the public football is a professional game which is watched on saturday afternoons at the stadium. A lot of boys love this game
Cricket One of the most British games is cricket. It is often played in schools, colleges, universities and by club teams all over the country. Summer isn’t summer without cricket.
Rugby football is also very popular and mainly amateurs play it.
Next to football, the chief spectator sport in British life is horseracing. A lot of people are interested in the races and risk money on the horse, which they think will win.
Britain is also famous for motorcar racing, dog-racing, boat-racing, and even races for donkeys.
Tennis tournaments at Wimbledon are known all over the world. The innumerable tennis courts of Britain are occupied by people between the ages of 16 and 60 . Indeed sport in one form or another is an essential part of daily life in Britain