Remember this post from a few weeks ago about Visit England’s #HomeofSport?
The votes are in and with 38% of the votes the winner is……..
It comes as no surprise really (and I’m not just saying that as a follower of Nottingham Forest FC).
Nottingham received more public nominations than any other English destination.
Judges said venues like the football and cricket grounds, as well as Holme Pierrepont, the National Ice Arena and Nottingham Tennis Centre, combined with sporting history like Ashes wins and the success of Nottingham Forest film I Believe In Miracles, had secured the title.
The news comes just months after Nottingham was also crowned England’s City of Football.
Sadly then my hometown of Rugby – the birthplace of rugby football, didn’t win the title.
It was a tall order admittedly but it was great just to be recognised and one of the six shortlisted destinations to come up against such heavyweights such as London, Manchester and the winners, Nottingham.
And besides Rugby is very much in the spotlight at the moment (finally!) with the Rugby World Cup with visitors from around the world visiting where William Webb Ellis first started the game.