Top 10 sporting events in London for April 2017

The clocks have gone forward and it is now officially British summer time, I just hope the British weather knows it. Lots of sport this month with the University Boat Race and the London Marathon all taking place. There is also a Wembley cup final, and lots of top soccer matches at all the London clubs. See below for our top 10 sporting events and if you need tickets for any of the sport or need transport to get there, then give Harmony Cars a ring on 079786 374498 or email howard@harmonytaxis.com for more help.

No. 1. 2nd April 2017 “The Cancer Research UK Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races Free”. One of the biggest free sporting spectacles in London, The Boat Races create a festival atmosphere on the banks of the river Thames. Up to 250,000 people flock to the riverbanks every year to join in the celebrations and watch the Oxford University and Cambridge University eight-oared rowing boats race along the famous 4.2-mile (6.8km) Championship Course between Putney and Mortlake. The women’s race begins at 4.35pm, followed by the men’s race an hour later at 5.35pm.

No. 2. 2nd April 2017 “CHECKATRADE TROPHY FINAL 2017: Coventry City v Oxford United” at Wembley Stadium. The Checkatrade Trophy returns to Wembley for a 33rd year and we are guaranteed a new holder after last year’s winner Barnsley were promoted to the Championship. We know that Coventry City will return to the national stadium for the first time in 30 years where they will face Oxford United in the final. Kickoff at 14.30 pm.

No. 3. 2nd April 2017 “Premiere league Arsenal v Manchester City” At The Emirates stadium. These two teams are both fighting for points to guarantee them champions league football next season. Manchester city still have a chance of winning the Premiership so they will want the win. Kickoff at 16.00 pm.

No.4. 5th April 2017 “Premier league Chelsea v Manchester City” at Stamford Bridge. With the end of the season in sight both teams need a win. Chelsea are clear at the top of the Premiership with Tottenham and Manchester City close behind , City have to win if they are to catch Chelsea and become Premier champions . Kickoff at 19.45 pm.

No.5. 5th April 2017 “Premier league Arsenal v West Ham United” at The Emirates stadium. Another London derby, both teams need the points so this should be a very exciting game. Kickoff at 19.45 pm.

No.6. 8th April 2017 “World Cup Of Gymnastics” at The O2. The world’s best gymnasts including double Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock compete in an all-around competition. Men battle it out over six testing apparatus – floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars and the high bar – and the women compete on vault, uneven bars, beam and floor. Tickets are from £15 to £60.

No.7. 22nd April 2017 “Premiere league West Ham v Everton” at Olympic stadium. Everton still hoping for a top six finish so that they can get European football next season so a win is vital if they are to keep their hopes up. Kickoff at 15.00 pm.

No.8. 23rd April 2017 “Virgin Money London Marathon 2017”. Every year, more than 38,000 people run the 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London, with 253,930 people from the UK applying for a place in the this year’s marathon. Some run for personal achievement, some to raise money for their favourite charity, and many run in outrageous fancy dress. Previous years’ costumes have included a giant penguin, a London bus, Superman and a wide range of animals, including a rhinoceros or two. The Virgin Money London Marathon is open to all abilities, from beginners to professional athletes. Celebrities who have run the London Marathon in previous years include Princess Beatrice, Gordon Ramsay, Agyness Dean, Ronan Keating, Jenson Button and even astronaut Tim Peake in the International Space Station.

London Marathon Route The first half of the route runs just south of the Thames starting at Greenwich and Blackheath. After crossing the river on Tower Bridge, runners pass some of the capital’s most famous landmarks, including the Tower of London and Big Ben, before finishing in front of Buckingham Palace. With such vast and impressive scenery, it’s no wonder the organisers have dubbed it a “historical jog around London”.

No.9. 29th April 2017 “JOSHUA V KLITSCHKO IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the world” at Wembley Stadium. It will be the second time in three years Matchroom Boxing have partnered with the national stadium to bring boxing to an enormous stadium audience. In 2014 a packed house saw Carl Froch knock out George Groves in a highly anticipated rematch. Joshua was the opening fight of that memorable night as he despatched Matt Legg inside a mere 86 seconds. No doubt the current IBF World Heavyweight Champion would love a repeat of that performance.

No.10. 30th April 2017 “Premier league Tottenham Hotspurs v Arsenal” At White Hart Lane. Always a tense exciting game, many see this match as the only real London derby. Spurs need the win to stay in touch at the top of the Premiership, Arsenal also need the win so that they can end the season in the top four to guarantee them Champions league football for next season. Both teams see this game as their own local cup final so expect goals. Kickoff at 16.30 p.m.

 

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply