10 summer sports events you won’t want to miss

With winter sports all wrapped up, the summer sport season can begin! We’ve brought you ten of the biggest events to keep an eye out for below. Get your shorts and white socks ready for Summer Sports 2023!


When: 3-16 July 2023
Where: All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, London, England

Whether it’s from Henman Hill or the comfort of your living room, Wimbledon always proves to be a staple of the Great British Summer. Grab your strawberries and cream and get serving.

Summer Sports - Andy Murray Serving

Men’s Cricket – Ashes 3rd Test: England vs Australia

When: 6-10 July 2023
Where: Headingley, Leeds

One of cricket’s biggest grudge matches never fails to disappoint. Don’t bowl a wide – tune in for the seemingly endless cricket action!

Summer Sports - England V Australia Cricket

A Night at the Darts – Edinburgh

When: Friday 7 July 2023
Where: O2 Academy Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

Who doesn’t love a night at the darts? Get your fancy dress sorted and get ready for the ultimate spectator sport.

Summer Sports - Dart Game

2023 UK Athletics Championships Manchester

When: 8-9 July
Where: Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester, England

See the best athletes in the country prove they’re at the top of their game as they go for gold.

Summer Sports - 100m Dash 2022 Athletics Championships

Netball World Cup

When: 28 July-6 August 2023
Where: Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa

England’s Vitality Roses head to Cape Town to compete with the rest of the best in the world of netball in what is sure to be a thrilling tournament.

Vitality Rose Netball

Rugby Union – Wales vs England + England vs Wales

When: Saturday 5 August 2023/12 August 2023
Where: Principality Stadium, Cardiff/Twickenham Stadium, London

These pre-world cup summer fixtures are only friendly in name alone. There’ll be no holds barred for when these two titans of international rugby meet on the pitch.

Owen Farrell kicking in the England vs Wales 2023 Six Nations game


Tour De France 2023

When: 1-23 July 2023
Where: France and Basque Country, Spain

Cycling’s Grand Prix for 2023 is set to be bigger than ever, with scorching conditions that’ll really put the champions to the test.

Tour de France 2023

Silverstone Festival

When: 25-27 August 2023
Where: Silverstone Circuit, England

Feel the G-force as cars reach unreal speeds at Britain’s best racetrack for the world’s best historic motorsport festival.

Silverstone Festival 2022

2023 US Open

When: 28 August-10 September 2023
Where: USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York City, US

One of the biggest hardcourt tournaments in international tennis closes out August. Don’t miss it!

US Open 2022

Rugby World Cup

End your summer with the biggest event in international rugby union – the 2023 World Cup. Hosted in France, England have everything to prove from a shaky Six Nations, which should at least make for good viewing.

England Vs Wales 2023 Six Nations Game

With these major tournaments and much more happening all over summer 2023, this is sure to be one exciting season. Keep your eye on the calendar and be sure to check out Mecca Bingo to take advantage of our fantastic promotions during half time!