Spring 2016: which sporting events should you look out for?

Posted on February 14th, 2017 by Dave in categoty Social

2015 was a huge year for sport but many are estimating that this year may be even bigger. Nowadays, sporting events are almost an integral part of the calendar year and the United Kingdom plays host to many of the top events, competitions and tournaments on the planet.

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From international rugby union to Group One horse racing, sport fans and punters will be treated to top quality action and many will get involved in UK betting on many of these events at online bookmakers, such as Betway. We take a look at just three of spring’s greatest sporting events.

Wembley Stadium – Capital One Cup Final

On February 28th, Liverpool will face Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in the first major final of the football season. Last year, Chelsea defeated London rivals Tottenham Hotspur to win the competition but the trophy will have a new home up north this year.

With a capacity of 90,000, plenty of fans will travel from all over the country to watch the event and it will certainly be one of the highlights of the calendar – particular for football fans. While the competition doesn’t boast the glamour of the Premier League and the excitement of the FA Cup, it’s still a tournament to take very seriously and neither side will want to lose.

Twickenham Stadium – The Six Nations

Every year, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France and Italy compete against one another in the Six Nations. In 2016, England will begin life under new head coach Eddie Jones with two fixtures at Twickenham Stadium – one against Wales and the other against defending champions Ireland.

Rugby union punters will believe England can turn their form around under Jones and may back them via online bookmakers such as Betway to emerge victorious in 2016. The Six Nations is an iconic part of the year and you can enjoy UK betting at its best this spring throughout the tournament – it’s sure to be an incredible spectacle no matter who wins!

Cheltenham Racecourse – The Cheltenham Festival

In March, Cheltenham racecourse will host one of the biggest and most prestigious horse racing festivals in the world. Every year, the most renowned jockeys, trainers and top-rated horses feature in the four-day festival as they compete for some of the most lucrative prizes in the sport.

While horse racing may not be for everyone, it is very difficult to beat the thrill of a live racing experience and there is also plenty of additional entertainment on-site for those who aren’t overly keen on the racing. If you’re unable to actually attend the event, terrestrial television will cover all four days of the meeting so you can still get your racing fix!