Canoe Slalom World Championships Alert


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Our latest London newsletter is out and topping the bill is the Canoe Slalom World Championships at Lee Valley White Water Centre.  Read all about it ⬇️ and subscribe here to receive your free monthly copy of the No.1 guide to sport in London! 

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🔥 Marking your card. What’s hot in the capital this month including CANOE SLALOM and next week’s ICF World Championships at Lee Valley, GOLF and the European Ryder Cup team are out in force at Wentworth this week while in ROWING the River Thames is all set for the Great River Race this Saturday.

📢 Tickets are on sale now for a TENNIS special featuring Great Britain v Sweden in a Billie Jean Cup Cup Play-Off tie at the Copper Box Arena in November.

🎬 On with the action ⤵️



World-class golf on the West Course can only mean one thing.  The BMW PGA Championship is back at Wentworth this week with a mouthwatering cast.  

All 12 members of the European side selected to take on United States in the 2023 Ryder Cup are in action on the Virginia Water fairways.  This weekend’s play is sold out however general admission tickets are available for Rounds One and Two taking place on Thursday and Friday respectively.

🚣‍♀️🚣‍♂️ ROWING

Known as London’s River Marathon hundreds of crews are set to take part in the Great River Race on Saturday 16 September, a spectacular boat race taking place over a 21.6-mile route on the River Thames.

Up to 250 traditional boats of all shapes and sizes – with crews from all over the UK and Europe – will race from London Docklands to Ham in Surrey.  Setting off around 10am there are numerous spectator vantage points from the bridges in central London.  Spectating is free!



Lee Valley White Water Centre is the place to be for the 2023 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships taking place form Tuesday 19 to Sunday 24 September.  Led by Great Britain’s top stars, including Olympic medallists Mallory Franklin and Joe Clarke MBE, the finest canoeists in the world are set to do battle on the iconic Lee Valley course built for the London 2012 Olympics. 

300 athletes from across 50 countries are taking part.  Coveted World Championship titles are at stake.  In addtion athletes from all nations will be competing to qualify boats for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.  The canoe and kayak action takes place across six days and tickets are available.  Check out our full spectator preview here.

👀 That’s a flavour of this month’s action in the capital. 

For the full rundown including rugby union (England Women v Canada at StoneX Stadium), football (Premier League action including the North London Derby between Arsenal and Spurs), cricket (Middlesex CCC at Lord’s) and the return of the new basketball season (featuring London Lions) visit our What’s On page now!


🎾 The Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the place to be on 11-12 November to see Great Britain v Sweden in a high stakes Billie Jean King Cup Play-Off tieIn 2019 a Great Britain side including Katie Boulter, Johanna Konta, Heather Watson and Harriet Dart defeated Kazakhstan 3-1 in front of more than 11,000 fans across a memorable weekend at the Copper Box.  A result that saw GB return to the World Group for the first time since 1993.  

Fast forward to 2023 and following defeat to France in this year’s qualifiers the GB team meet Sweden in the play-offs this November.  The winners will advance to next year’s qualifiers and keep alive their dreams of competing at the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in 2024.  A sell-out London crowd is expect.  Get your tickets now to be part of the action!  


See you next time as we look ahead to the best of the action coming up in October including a last chance to see horse racing legend Frankie Dettori on British soil as he makes a final appearance at Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse before heading to the USA. 

Yours in sport,
Team SportonSpec