A Guide to Sport and sporting events in Gloucestershire. There are many sporting events in the county including, Gloucester Rugby Club, Cheltenham Horse Racing, Gatcombe Horse Trials and Cheltenham Town FC to name a few. The county has some great facilities, including countless golf courses.
Sports Clubs in Gloucestershire
- Gloucester RFC – A premiership rugby club based in Kingsholm.
- Cheltenham Town FC – The top football club in the county.
- Gloucestershire Cricket Club – The top cricket club or the area.
- There are also many local amateur clubs for most sports, including rugby, rowing, tennis, squash and more.
The go-to venue for winter sports in the Ski Centre on Robinswood hill in Gloucester, where they have a dry ski slope.
There are many types of events relating to sports in Gloucestershire, some are international quality to watch or others for people of all abilities to take part in.
Cheltenham Gold Cup
Cheltenham Race Week is the most famous horse race in the South West. Thousands of people traverse the globe to see this spectacle.
Gloucester 10k Road Race
The Gloucester 10K is an exciting running event for runners who simply want to get up and go. The course is traffic free and as flat as they could make it! For many people this event is a fitness challenge, a run in memory of a loved one or as a training event for a Half Marathon.
Festival of Polo
The Festival of the world’s oldest sport takes place annually in June each year, which includes matches and other entertainment.
Gloucester Rowing Club on the Bristol Road hosts an annual regatta on the canal on the last Saturday of August each year. The spectacle includes races for many abilities and boat sizes, from single sculling to larger crews of 8 racing.