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Whether you're here to support one of our local teams or visit one of the many international matches held in Leeds throughout the year, you'll love how easy it is to get close to the action.

COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE WORLD TRIATHLON

On the 11th & 12th June 2016, Leeds was once again host to a major sporting event: The Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Series. 

Representing the pinnacle of international triathlon competition, the International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series saw elite Olympic-level athletes competing around the globe to become world champion.

The event presented individuals of all levels of ability to swim, bike and run on the same course, in front of the same crowds on the same day as the world’s best triathletes as they raced along a course from Roundhay Park down to Leeds City Centre

Cycling in the countryside - Richard Moran Photography Ltd

Cycling

Leeds has set itself as the city for major sporting events over recent years.

One such event was the Grand Départ of 2014's Tour de France, which set off from just outside Leeds Town Hall. We loved the event so much it lead to the creation of the Tour de Yorkshire. 

The Tour de Yorkshire is a new race being held by Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) and Welcome to Yorkshire (WTY), supported by British Cycling and Leeds is set to host one stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, with a mass sportive for amateur cyclists to be held in May, giving keen cyclists the chance to experience stretches of the Grand Départ route

Cricket

Since its formation in 1863 Yorkshire County Cricket Club has strived for a sense of pride, belonging and tradition, alongside a string of excellent results, which has meant the club is regarded as one of the best in the world.
 
Based at Headingley Stadium, YCCC regularly compete at home, with both T20 matches and the LV county championships. Headingley also hosts a number of international games and will welcome India, the current International Cricket Club World Champions, to play against England in this year’s hotly contested final of the One Day International series. 
 
The club is also hosting a number of international test matches across 2016.
Yorkshire Cricket at Headingley – Credit VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM
Billy Bremner Statue outside Elland Road

Football

 
Leeds United FC was formed in 1919 and is traditionally one of the biggest clubs in UK football, drawing in large crowds of supportive fans for their home games. 
 
Based at Elland Road Football Stadium, Leeds United currently play in the Championship and has produced a long line of exceptional players, including Billy Bremner, Norman Hunter and Rio Ferdinand.
 
The club has had a long history of success, with passionate fans and in the coming season, Leeds United hope to conquer the Championship as they move into a new era with a new owner and new manager.

RUGBY

Headingley Stadium is also home to Leeds Rugby:
 
Leeds Rhinos is the city’s professional Rugby League club, a member of the Super League and is the third most successful rugby league club in the UK, having won the championship nine times, as well as three World Club Challenge titles.
 
Yorkshire Carnegie is an RFU Championship team and has an exciting programme of matches and a vision to produce and sustain a Premiership team in Yorkshire, based on Yorkshire talent, Yorkshire Carnegie are an exciting team with big plans and a dedicated fan base.
Super League XX Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Friday 20 March from Headingley Carnegie. Rhinos Paul AIton and