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History of swimming in the UK (Part 1)

The UK is well-known for swimming as a traditional game when the English swimmers have ever reached series of achievements in the history through international competitions.

To make clear about swimming in the UK, we collect some major events during the period of origins and developments. Following our article if you are interested in swimming of this nation.

In general, swimming in the UK is under management by the Swim England. They are the highest association to control and build up all issues about swimming like organization tournaments, training, practicing as well organizing competitions.

The Swim England was established in 1869. This was the only association to manage all swimming issues. The fact, this governing body did well their task and responsibility to push development of swimming with series of achievements and successes as nowadays.

This association had collected and evolved all clubs from across the UK to make the same style for development. By the time, the Swim England was grown and became the Amateur Swimming Association.

Specially, the Swim England was managed and sponsored by the Queen since 1953. The Queen- Majesty loved swimming. She was also a professional athlete. In her career, she had ever won the championship for two types: swimming and water. She contributed her effort to develop this sport stronger and more professional.

Until now, she was a source of positive inspiration for every swimmer in chasing their dream about swimming. Until now, the Swim England has celebrated her Majesty birthday annually.

In 2017, the Duke of Cambridge was taken over the patronage from the Queen. Although changing new management, the Council continued to maintain proper strategies to push swimming stronger.

In 2018, the Swim England was renamed as the Amateur Swimming Association. The Council takes in charge of charitable status and training athletes well.

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English football tournament you should follow (Part 2)

As introduced from the former article, English is well-known as a football nation with series of domestic tournaments.

Many English football competitions are followed by millions of football fans all over the world. So, many operators and businessman can do commercial transactions in football at there.

Now, we continue to share famous football tournaments for your reference. It’s great for someone loving the UK football and follow it fluently.

In the previous article, we refer to FA Cup which is top high-class tournament for all football clubs in the UK. Now, we discuss other tournaments.

2, The Football League Cup

The Football League Cup stands for EFL Cup which is served for any members in the Football League.

In general, it is a knockout competition when per team has only one opportunity to receive an official ticket into the further round. Once compared with FA Cup, it is considered as lesser because it is focused more technically while FA Cup limits some top-high clubs to join its tournament.

EFL was founded in the first match in 1960-1961 season, then decided to be held every year, as well FA Cup or the Premier League.

After these two events, EFL is ranked the third top-tier for one domestic football event. However, it was usually changed name due to requirements of sponsorship. The latest name of this event was the Capital One Cup.

During history of EFL, the biggest event was to collect all 92 teams in the English football league to participate. 

As annual schedule, it is held in early Fed, before starting the Premier League and FA Cup organized in May. So, some clubs consider EFL Cup as the first target to conquer in one season. So, it is welcomed and registered by many famous clubs throughout the UK.

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Top the most favorite sports in the UK (Part 2)

In this article, we continue to discuss top the most favorite sports in the UK for your reference. If you visit the UK, you can’t miss to discover or witness the following sports because it can express a part of the daily life for the UK.

From the former article, we refer two most famous sports at there: football and cricket. Now, we will check list other sports.

3, Rugby

Someone has mindset that the UK is the home of rugby due to its popularity. The fact, this sport is encouraged to play widely by the Government. Some places like the North West England, Yorkshire or Cumbria are ready to welcome this game as positive working.

In the first period of rugby, this sport is not really welcome because it is only served for the elite people. Then it is adjusted and changed to adopt to all walks of life.

So, everyone in the UK can play rugby comfortably anywhere. 

4, Tennis

Tennis is another popular game in the UK. Not only popularity as a daily game, this sport also reaches series of achievements at the international ranking. 

In the UK, it is well-known as the Wimbledon located in London since 1877 and still developed until nowadays.

Annually, the UK can earn millions of dollars from selling ticket and serving tourist for foreign fans to visit the Wimbledon. Estimated that tennis in the UK attracts millions of visitors in every year for cheering up some international tennis tournament at the UK.

5, Badminton

Badminton is considered as valuable heritage in the UK. The fact, the UK badminton association plays also an important role in management and development of the International Badminton Federation. They support and help other nations to train and organize professional badminton tournament.

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Top the best athlete in sport in the UK

The UK is famous for a sport nation. Any road, corner or pavement you can see someone is playing sport. We can list some famous sports which the UK dominate in the top ranking like basketball, tennis, auto racing or golf.

In this article, we continue to discuss top the best players in sports of the UK. Following it if you are interested in discovery beauty and success in sport of this nation.

5/ Lennox Lewis

Lennox Lewis is a great heavyweight player during his era. He had a successful career within a heavyweight ring. In history, he had ever defeated many temporary champions such as Evander Holyfield, KO’d Mike Tyson or Vitali Klitschko to come to the winning.

In 1993, he reached WBC Heavyweight champion. Then he maintained this record until 199. There were shattering events of the world.

6/ Steve Redgrave

Rowing is a strength of the UK when they have ever got many golds in Olympics. Steve Redgrave is the first rower repeated when we refer to rowing.

He had 16 years to be close with rowing career. So, he joined five consecutive games and receiving many glorious medals for him and the UK team, especially at the Olympic events.

Besides achievements in Olympics, he also reached three golds in the Commonwealth Games and nine golds in the World Championship.

7/ Chris Hoy

Moving to cycling, we have Chris Hoy who is considered as the greatest cyclist of the UK. Many medal records during his career can express all instead of wording, including six golds in Olympic, two golds in Commonwealth and 11 golds in the World Championship.

He had big effort to transform cycling as a professional sport besides a hobby in daily life. He inspired positive energy for new generation to access to pro cycling seriously.

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Top the best athlete in sport in the UK

The UK own a wide range of athletes in sports, especially they are strong and developed in almost sports. In this article, we continue to share top the best sport players at there. If you are caring to culture- sport-growth overall in this UK, you should follow our article. In general, sport is a major aspect to express special points in culture.

In the article, we have ever referred to Bobby Moore in football and Lord Coe in running. Now, we will discuss other names in auto racing and golf.

3/ Sir Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart is one of the greatest racing drivers in the UK, especially in the era with series of accidents and injuries of racing because of lack in technology and safety features. He is still outstanding and famous as a hero.

During his auto racing, he had total 3 titles in the UL Champions, won 27 race and 43 podiums.

His performance was extremely impressive and made more inspiration to new driver about strength, power and confidence of a men.

4/ Sir Nick Faldo

Nick Faldo is still considered as one of the most successful golfers in this nation when he owned series of trophies and titles such as 3 times for the Open Championships, 3 times for Master tournaments. He also was voted for the highest player in the ranking.

In general, he dominated his era in 19th century at the UK.

Especially, he also jointed the European Ryder Cup with his national team within 11 times. Then as a good result, he won and was voted for the successful player.

These titles were important and remarkable because it broke an eternal dominance of the USA during many times. This achievement deserved to be praise as heroes of the UK.

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Top the best athlete in sport in the UK

The UK always are famous with strength and achievement in sport. This nation is owning a huge number of great athletes in almost field of sport such as football, tennis, hockey so on.

To understand more detail about sports in the UK, we share top the best players at there. Following it if you are a fan of the UK. Actually, sport is an important aspect to discover more culture in the UK.

1/ Bobby Moore

Both life and career of Bobby Moore have become legend because he is considered as one of the most talented players in the UK with many trophies and achievements.

He was a footballer player for the national team and a captain of the West Ham club in a decade. He played at the defender during his career. He was the key person to inspire his teammate to reach the triumph in World Cup which made incredible event in his career.

Estimated that he had 108 times to wear national uniform and every time he was present in the field, he always expressed and played the most energy.

In 1993, all the UK people were disappointed and sad when he was died. Because the local felt sorry for a talented in the legend of this country.

2/ Lord Coe

Lord Coe was the greatest middle-distance runner in the UK as well in the world. He was an excellent player in the 1500 meters at the Olympics in 1980 and 1984. He kept the records for many fields such as 800m and 1000m.

He also was a potential person to share inspiration to the next generation about ability and passion for the athletics track.

Coe continued to express himself by overseeing the Olympic Game in 2012 held in London. He was extremely successful in this new role.

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Top the best footballer in the UK all time

Football is one of the most favorite sports in the UK. It is right when the UK people are confident that their nation is home of football. Because the international football growth history is close with the UK football growth history.

In this article, we refer top greatest footballer in the UK all time. They are also famous stars in international football history. The fact that the ranking is only list a small part of series list.

1/ Duncan Edwards

He has a terrible death in the tragic air crash at Munich when he was just 21 years old. He was a talented striker at Manchester United. Although he was only 151 appearances at the Champions leagues for the Manchester United, he made deeply impressive for everyone, especially fans of MU under the Busby Babes area in the 50s.

In general, he got 20 goals at the Champions Leagues with three lions and 5 special goals. He with MU team won 2 titles for Champion League, 2 times for FA Charity Shields and one time in semi-final of the European Cup. He was also the youngest footballer to be admitted at the Football League First Division.

Someone said that we couldn’t imagine that he still continued how to bright up in his talented performance if he didn’t face with death early.

2/ Gary Lineker

He was also a wonderful striker who played at Leicester City since 1978. Then he moved to Everton and Barcelona with series of achievements for these teams. In Everton, he successfully scored 30 goals in 41 games whereas he won titles in the Copa Del Rey in 1988 and the European Cup in 1989 for Barcelona. Then he continued to transfer contract to Tottenham Hotspur.

Estimated that he was the is third-highest goal-scorer, only behind Bobby Charlton and Wayne Rooney.

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Top the most fantasy football leagues in the UK to play with your team

If you are finding an online game to play with your team in free time, you can try some fantasy football leagues in the UK.

Almost fantasy football leagues have the same format as real leagues. So let it follow this article, we share top the most leagues as good recommendations.

3/ The telegraph fantasy football league

This league is also popular with the young in the UK due to the modern and good design. However, you need to pay fee to create some other teams.

Besides it, there is an useful site to update news, data and profile of teams. It’s good to understand your rival before battles. It’s a convenient feature for this fantasy league.

4/ The European fantasy league

If you are a fan of the Europe football league, you can like this fantasy competition. As a strong feature, you can choose a foreign team to fight. It’s optional.

Once you sign up to this league, you can set up a team, including British and European teams. It is a big league to practice your football skills.

5/ Mail fantasy football

The fact that, founder of mail fantasy football has to pay a lot of money for development and setting up this online system smoothly. This site always has updated news about other fields related to football leagues such as football start, coaches, schedules, story of fans so on. Therefore, players can reach articles and play online game easily. It has designed a new tab- most popular player which is considered as a massive help if any request’s player.

However, mail fantasy football usually show advertisings whereas playing online. It is the most drawback of this site when player feel a little irritating.

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Top the most fantasy football leagues in the UK to play with your team

The UK is well known with spirit and love for football so much. The UK local believe that their nation is home of football. Therefore, annually there are many leagues organized, including professional for athletes and amateur matches for spectators. They always enjoy the football festivals as a joy of life.

Enjoying with the football season, you can start with one fantasy football league. It makes more real emotion for you when you play a role for a football manager or a famous player. It’s great to play with your team to connect other closer.

In this article, we discuss top the most fantasy football leagues in the UK which are popular and easy to follow for any fan in the world.

1/ Fantasy Premier League

You can choose Fantasy Premier League or Fantasy League Classic. They are major options.

When you sign up in site, you should choose the category properly. Then start to log in some steps and play the game. You will play it as if you are a player on the match and choose how to play it as your style.

Almost people like this game because they have opportunities to become super stars in famous clubs of the Premier League like Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool.

2/ Sky Sports Fantasy

Sky sports fantasy is considered as one of the most popular fantasy leagues in the UK. It is welcomed new players to adapt fastest. Their system is clear to see profile of each team with ease. It means you are easy to choose a favorite team just by some minutes.

When you press the sign-up button, you are the right to create your team by yourself.

Besides it, you also see status of other players directly in their process. It’s great when see the live match of your teammates. Or you want to battle with them online, you can require an invitation. Then your rivals accept and start the game.

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Top popular sports in the UK

The UK is famous as home of sports because almost people in here love and enjoy sport daily as a good habit. Furthermore, sports in the UK are always on the top best ranking in the world.

In this article, we will discuss top popular sports in the UK which the local are favorite and usually play or watch it.

1/ Netball

One the truth that netball is the UK sport because it is not popular in the world. However, it is one of the major sports in the UK. Then it is held annually to exchange athletes in UK, Scotland and Wales. The biggest event of netball is the Netball Super League which was founded in 2006.

Besides it, there are smaller netball events which usually are shown on Sky sports. You can search this channel to follow netball matches.

2/ Ice Hockey

It is no doubt that ice hockey is originated from the UK. The International ice hockey federation is also located and allied with the ice hockey UK association to manage and organize ice hockey tournaments in the world.

This sport is famous in the UK therefore the ice hockey UK association is focused and invested high-quality infrastructure to serve both domestic and international players to practice and compete. Can lit some famous names such as Owen Nolan, Tony Han or GB Team.

3/ Rowing

The England prefer to join water sports like rowing. The Rowing Association is the highest organization about rowing. They are on behalf of Great Britain to manage, train as well organize competitions for professional and amateur players.

Rowing in the UK is also famous and usually on the top best teams in the international rankings.

There are some famous rowers like Geoffrey Taylor in the Thames Rowing club or Douglas Kirtland in London rowing club.

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