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Sport in the uk


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Sport in the uk

  1. 1. Sport in the UK 1
  2. 2. Introduction• Football is the most popular sport in the UK.• Some of Englands football teams are world famous, the most famous being Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.• Scotland, the home of golf has football as their major sport, The Welsh love their rugby more and Northern Ireland and Ireland share their love for Gaelic football and football.• Englands national sport is cricket. 2
  3. 3. Football (Soccer)• In the English Football League there are 92 professional clubs.• These are semi-professional, so most players have other full-time jobs.• The highlight of the year is the FA (Football Association) Cup Final each May.• The first unified rules for football were drawn up in Britain in 1846. 3
  4. 4. Tennis• It started at a small club in south London in the nineteenth century. It begins on the nearest Monday to June 22.• It is traditional for visitors to eat strawberries and cream whilst they watch the tennis.• Wimbledon is the oldest of all the major tennis tournaments beginning in 1877. 4
  5. 5. TennisAndy Murray Fred Perry 5
  6. 6. Golf• The game of Golf was invented in Scotland as early as the 15th Century.• The first rules of the game were also laid down in 1744.• There are over 400 golf courses in Scotland alone.• The most important golf club in Scotland is in the seaside town of St. Andrews, near Dundee. 6
  7. 7. Golf – Nick Faldo 7
  8. 8. Horse racing• Horseracing, the sport of Kings is a very popular sport with meetings being held every day throughout the year.• The Grand National is the hardest horse race in the world. (Aintree near Liverpool)• Ascot, a small town in the south of England, becomes the centre of horse-racing world for one week in June.• Its called Royal Ascot because the Queen always goes to Ascot. 8
  9. 9. Polo• Another equestrian sport is polo, brought to Britain from India in the 19th Century by army officers.• It is the fastest ball sport in the world.• Polo is played with four men on horses to a team.• A ball is hit with a stick towards the goal, one at each end of a 300 yard long by 160 yard wide field...( a yard is about 90cm) 9
  10. 10. Polo 10
  11. 11. Table Tennis (ping pong)• 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 dont have much luck in international championships. 11
  12. 12. The Boat Race• In the nineteenth century, students at Oxford and Cambridge, Britains 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. 12
  13. 13. The Boat Race 13
  14. 14. Boxing Day Hunts• Traditionally Boxing Day is a day for fox hunting.• The huntsmen and huntswomen ride horses. They use dogs too. The dogs (fox hounds) follow the smell of the fox. Then the huntsmen and huntswomen follow the hounds.• Was banned in 2006… 14
  15. 15. Boxing Day Hunts 15
  16. 16. Netball• 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. 16
  17. 17. Cricket• Cricket is played from April to August.• The rules of cricket became the responsibility, in the 18th century, of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), based at Lord’s cricket ground in north London.• The earliest rules of cricket were written in 1727 17
  18. 18. Cricket 18
  19. 19. Rugby• And as for rugby ... while playing football at Rugby School of England in 1823, William Webb Ellis picked up the ball in his hands and ran with it.• This sparked an interest, leading to the creation of rugby.• In 1871, the first Rugby Union was founded in London and firm rules of the game were established. 19
  20. 20. Rugby 20
  21. 21. Rugby 21
  22. 22. 2012 22
  23. 23. THE END 23