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VisitEngland Home of Sport campaign

On 10 June, VisitEngland will launch a PR campaign entitled Home of Sport. The social media-led campaign will ask the public to upload photos of their own 'home of sport',­ be it Old Trafford or a village cricket green­ to help find the country's ultimate sporting capital.

To make sure that Leicester and Leicestershire's sports offering is included, please support the campaign by:

Sending images/suggestions of scenic sports grounds with amazing backdrops. These can (and probably will be) small local pitches

Uploading some of your own suggestions! Simply upload your nomination to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #homeofsport, and include details of the location. We are looking for sporting claims to fame (i.e birthplace of a sporting legend, or a sport or pastime) iconic venues, but also hidden gems (i.e walking trails with incredible views or cycle paths that follow ancient routes) 

Promoting the campaign through your social media channels using

Reaching out to local partners and sports organisations to tell them about the campaign and asking them to support #homeofsport

All nominations will be displayed on a Sports Wall at from 10 June.

Nominations close on 31 August. In September, VisitEngland will put a shortlist of
destinations out to public vote! England's Home of Sport will be announced on 23 October.

Please send suggestions for Leicester and Leicestershire directly via social media, using the #homeofsport hashtag or to Simon Gribbon at Leicester Shire Promotions at

Last updated September 2015