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Watersports in Lancashire

Lancashire is home to some of the most popular beaches in the country. There are literally miles of golden sand, and although the temperature of the water is fairly cool is still attracts thousands of swimmers each summer. When the industrial revolution was at its peak in the area the water quality was questionable, but…

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The Indoor sports Arenas of Lancashire

As well as Lancashire being home to many of the country’s top outdoor sports stadiums, it is also home to many world class indoor sports arenas. These indoor facilities host a variety of sports and are able to accommodate a number of spectators who come to support their teams. The Manchester Velodrome is the home…

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The Amateur Sportsmen and Sportswomen in Lancashire

Lancashire is a county that is full of international sportsmen and sports women, yet it is also home to a population of over five and a half million people. The majority of the people who participate in sport do so as amateurs and have no hope of ever appearing on the international stage. This however…

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The Famous Sporting Venues in Lancashire

There are many world class venues for sport in Lancashire. With 13 teams in the Premier and football league all having their own all-seater stadiums, just the football teams in the region provide facilities that are as good as any area of this size has in the world. The football stadium facilities are headed by…

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Other Sports people from Lancashire

There are many famous sports people who come from Lancashire and most of them come from either rugby football or cricket which are the biggest sports in the county. There are however, other notable sports star that have featured in other sports and have come from the county. In Lancashire there are three golf courses…

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Horseracing in Lancashire

The race courses in Lancashire are situated in the Merseyside area of the county. Both Haydock Park and Aintree are renowned globally for the quality of the events that are on their racing calendars each year. Manchester racecourse was a venue for racing prior to its closure in 1963. There had been racing in the…

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Rugby Union in Lancashire

Rugby has always been a popular sport in the county although it did have to cope with several teams such as Wigan, St Helens and Salford breaking away from the Rugby Union code and going to play in the Northern Union in 1898, which later incorporated the Rugby League rules. However, this has still left…

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Rugby League in Lancashire

Some of the most successful sides in the Super League come from Lancashire. The Super League was formed in 1996 and now contains 11 sides from England plus the Catalans Dragons who hail from the South of France. Currently there are three teams who are from the Lancashire region. Wigan, St Helens and the Salford…

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Cricket in Lancashire – Part 2

Lancashire County Cricket Club have proved to be one of the strongest county sides in the country.  Since being one of the first 8 founder members in 1890 the side has won the County Championship on nine occasions. They have also won the Gillette Cup 7 times, the Benson and Hedges Cup 4 times, the…

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Cricket in Lancashire – Part 1

The home of cricket in Lancashire is the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Cricket has been played at the ground since 1857 when it started as the home ground of Manchester Cricket Club. In 1864 the Manchester Cricket Club became the Lancashire County Cricket Club playing unofficial county games until the official county championship started in…

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