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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.

ITU World Triathlon Series

On 9th & 10th June 2018, Leeds was once again the proud host of the major sporting event: ITU World Triathlon Series

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

The event presents individuals of all levels of ability the opportunity 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 race along a course from Roundhay Park down to Leeds City Centre

Age Group Race Leeds 2016 6- Dave Tyrell - British Triathlon
Stage 1 - Tour de France - Credit Welcome To Yorkshire


Leeds has gained a reputation 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 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. The third edition of the race took place between 3rd - 6th May 2018.


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. 
Headingley has been hosting international cricket since 1899 and in 2018 the famous old ground will host three internationals; England vs Pakistan Test Match 1st June, England vs New Zealand Royal London Women’s One-Day International 7th July and England vs India One-Day International 17th July.
Yorkshire Cricket at Headingley – Credit VAUGHN RIDLEY/SWPIX.COM
Billy Bremner Statue outside Elland Road


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.


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
9th Green - Moortown Golf Club - James Drake Photography



Leeds is home to a number of great places to golf including Leeds Golf Club, South Leeds Golf Club and the award-winning Leeds Golf Centre.

The city is also surrounded by a wealth of high quality courses. The high, well-drained uplands of the moors and dales that sit to the north of Yorkshire’s most dynamic city offer a perfect landscape for golf. Within a half hour’s drive of the city centre there is an abundance of courses to suit every golfing taste. Find out more here.