Rugby on Visit England’s Home of Sport shortlist

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Karl Quinney

After three months and 2,000 public nominations, VisitEngland’s Home of Sport shortlist has been revealed with six top English sporting destinations open to public vote today . 

And Rugby, the market town in Warwickshire which lays claim to being the birthplace of the game, has been nominated!

Iconic view of The Close, Rugby School, birthplace of rugby football Iconic view of The Close, Rugby School, birthplace of rugby football

The search to establish England’s ultimate sporting capital began in June when VisitEngland asked the public to nominate their top sporting experiences and venues across the country.

Over the following weeks, more than 2,000 submissions came in from across the country, and spanned everything from favourite running routes and personal fitness challenges to stadia holding tens of thousands of fans and even choice pubs for watching the action.

A VisitEngland panel then selected the leading destinations according to their offering of sporting venues and attractions, the breadth of their sporting experiences, diverse and…

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