Nottinghamshire Sports Heritage

What is National Sports Heritage Day?

National Sports Heritage Day takes place on 30 September each year.  

With such a proud sporting heritage to boast about in Nottinghamshire, we realised we needed a week of activities to showcase everything the county has to offer.

The week of events will raise awareness of Sports Heritage in Nottinghamshire by publicising the history behind our sports clubs, museums, archives, sports grounds and sports personalities. 

Why should I get involved?

For participants, it’s a great way of getting into sport whilst learning about Nottinghamshire’s legendary sporting heritage.

For sports clubs and heritage sites, the week of events is a great way of working together to attract new customers who might not have thought, or been aware, about how to get involved in a specific heritage site or sports event.

Why Nottinghamshire?

Following on from the success of last year’s flagship event, Nottinghamshire is still the only county in the UK to be celebrating its sports heritage on a county wide scale.

In Nottinghamshire our sports heritage is legendary. We have more sports facilities per head of population than anywhere else in Europe and we are home to iconic sporting heroes and impressive sports grounds.

Get Involved

If you are interested in holding an event, exhibition or activity relating to Nottinghamshire Sports Heritage 2016, please contact our Heritage Tourism Officer, Laura Simpson at

Further information can also be found on the National Sporting Heritage Day website.


There are no events currently scheduled for Nottinghamshire Sports Heritage Week 2016, however please check back periodically for any updates. 

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