Sport Category

25/09/2019

Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan, MBE, nicknamed ‘The Rocket’, was born in the West Midlands in 1975 and grew up…

20/08/2019

Speedway

Speedway is the sport of racing motorbikes with a specification that would be very dangerous on the…

18/07/2019

Torvill and Dean

Jayne Torvill, OBE (1957-) and Christopher Dean, OBE (1958-), from Nottingham, are the most successful couple in…

07/07/2019

Bowls

The sport of bowls is centuries old, as evidenced by the well-known story of Sir Francis Drake…

17/05/2019

British Racing Green

Napier cars were the first to adopt the colour known as British Racing Green (BRG) for their…

12/05/2019

Barmy Army

The Barmy Army is a large group of exuberant supporters who follow the England national cricket team…

03/05/2019

Netball

Netball has its roots in women’s basketball from the USA, but it developed to suit the inclinations…

02/05/2019

Croquet

Croquet originated in the British Isles and was showcased at London’s 1851 Great Exhibition by John Jaques…

20/04/2019

Sir Ian Botham

A larger-than-life personality, Sir Ian Botham, OBE, nicknamed ‘Beefy’, is an English cricketing hero who continued to…

18/04/2019

Darts

Darts is thought to have originated in the 1500s as an indoor version of archery, hence the…

11/04/2019

Football

Football is the most popular sport in the UK to play and watch. It began in the…

03/04/2019

Real Tennis

Real tennis, or just ‘tennis’ to its aficionados, came long before lawn tennis, but is a rather…