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Sport and Leisure facilities and events

If youíre feeling sporty, try windsurfing, hire a jet ski or ride the wild water slides at King Alfredís Leisure Centre. Spectators can enjoy county cricket, football, horse and greyhound racing and world-class windsurfing championships.
The sweeping Sussex Downs are a fabulous setting for sporting activities hang-gliding over the dramatic Devilís Dyke, golf overlooking the sea, mountain biking and walking.

Click here for listings of Brighton & Hove's sport organisations, clubs and associations

Sports Champions of Brighton & Hove

Chris Eubank, former WBO Super-Middleweight boxing champ.
Sally Gunnell, Olympic gold medallist in the 400-metre hurdles at Barcelona in 1992.
Steve Ovett, 800-metre gold medal winner at the 1984 Moscow Olympics (a statue honors him in Preston Park).
Nik Baker, top windsurfer.
Karen Pickering, Olympic swimmer and Commonwealth Games medallist.

Sports Links
Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Brighton and Hove's almost premier football club since 1901.
Brighton Racecourse The South Coast's premier horse racing location on the Sussex Downs it offers a great day out.
Hove Lagoon One of the countries top multi activity watersports centres.
The Sussex County Cricket Club Once called 'The Cradle of Cricket' Sussex was the first First-Class County established in 1839.
Brighton Rugby Football Club All abilities welcome.
Brighton Bears Basketball Club
Sussex County Lawn Tennis Assocation Get into tennis for the summer
Mid Sussex Golf Club Lies just over the Sussex Downs from Brighton
Brighton Squash Club Look no further for all levels of squash
Brighton Sailing Club Situated between the piers on the Seafront

Paragliding fun...Here are some sporty/leisure ideas...

If that sounds too much, or you'd rather watch others go red in the face, there are plenty of spectator events to choose from - see the links above or in our listings here.
Or take a gentle stroll with a guide from Brighton Walks.

Enjoy a flutter? Brighton Racecourse has plenty of fixtures or try Goodwood near Chichester, Fontwell near Arundel, and Plumpton, near Lewes. Or if you'd rather go to the dogs, there's Coral Greyhound Stadium in Hove.

Other sporting/leisure events to watch out for inlcude the annual London to Brighton Bike Ride and the 10K Road Race on the front.

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