What’s coming up in the UK’s exciting summer of sport

It’s that time of the year again when the football leagues are concluded and attention is turned to the summer sporting calendar. And this year promises to be especially exciting, with a roster of tournaments in the pipeline.

Take a look at some of the biggest sporting events we can look forward to in the forthcoming months.

Wimbledon 2022

The much-loved annual tennis event is often seen as kicking off the summer sporting calendar. The 2022 Wimbledon Championships are taking place from June 27 to July 10 and will be the 135th time the championships have been held at the prestigious south London venue.

Novak Djokovic is the favourite to win the men’s tournament, having won the last three Wimbledon championships.

Naomi Osaka is favourite to win the ladies championships, but much attention will, of course, be focused on British sensation Emma Raducanu, dubbed as another favourite to win the contest.

UEFA Women’s Euros

The 13th edition of the UEFA Women’s Championships kicks off in England on July 6 and will run until July 31. The matches are being held in host cities across England. The Netherlands are the defending champions and Northern Ireland is participating at the event for the first time.

Attendance for the Women’s Euro 2022 is expected to shatter the Euro 2017 record that took place in the Netherlands. Over 700,000 tickets are available for the finals. England’s three group matches and the final at Wembley have sold out.

Legacy groups in the host cities are working to provide up to 500,000 new opportunities for women and girls to participate in grassroots football.

Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games are being held in Birmingham on July 28 to August 8. With a wealth of existing sports venues, conference halls and arenas, the Midlands’ city is ideal for a hosting a sports event as big as the Commonwealth Games.

The recently refurbed Alexander Stadium will be a key venue for the Games. The stadium is already an internationally renowned athletics venue, being home to UK Athletics.

The NEC, one of Birmingham’s three indoor arenas, will host Boxing, Judo, Table Tennis, Weightlifting (and Para Powerlifting) and freestyle Wrestling.

The Open Championships 2022

Taking place at St Andrews on July 10 – 17, is the 150th edition of the Open Championships. The world’s greatest golf players will descend on Fife in what is promised to attract record crowds at the milestone Open.

Founded in 1860, the Open Championships, commonly referred to as the Open, is the oldest golf tournament and is also one of the most prestigious.

It is estimated that this year’s Open will generate as much as £200 million in economic benefit to the host nation, when tens of thousands of golf fans from around the world will arrive at St. Andrews in Scotland.

Getting kids into sport during the summer

With the hive of sporting activity and excitement, the summer is the perfect time to get youngsters into sport. From canoeing to cycling, rounders to running, the summer months are greater for taking advantage of the many taster sessions put on at clubs and venues and getting youngsters active in the great outdoors.

From prestigious sporting events attracting tens of thousands of fans to small local community centres putting on taster sessions for families, it is vital that clubs have adequate insurance in place to keep players, spectators, and staff safe.

The Nelson Sports, Social, Health & Leisure product provides protection for a variety of sports clubs, private member social club, health and leisure.

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