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Sport in South East London The jewel in the crown of sporting life in South East London is probably the ICC Champions Trophy, which is held annually at The Brit Oval, Kennington.

The ICC Champions Trophy is one of two major tournaments in international cricket, the other being the Cricket World Cup. This tournament is a lot shorter than the world cup and the all-action event is full of fast scoring and lots of fun. Eleven teams are joined by the USA for the major games and exciting showcase final.

South East London is also home to two successful football clubs and bitter rivals Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace who both play in the premiership.

Athletics fans from across the world flock to the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium. This flagship stadium was built in the late 1960s and heralded a serious commitment to sport in England. Almost 40 years later and it now hosts some of the best athletics events at local and international level, as well as offering excellent facilities to the local community. The four tennis courts can be rented by players for a small fee and the impressive 400m flood-lit eight track lane is often used for school galas and junior competitions as well as world-class events.

Indoor facilities at the stadium include four swimming pools, an indoor track, a boxing hall, four badminton courts, five squash courts, a climbing wall, a fitness club, and a massive indoor arena that can hold corporate or sporting events. There’s plenty to see and do here and you never know which sporting professional you might see in action. The Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium can be found at Ledrington Road.

Those who prefer to really get stuck into a sport should head to London O’s American Football Club to see this lively spectator sport in all its glory. The team is based at Hawkstone Road.

Sporting females also have plenty of opportunity to get involved on the playing field. Places such as Blackheath WRFC are always looking for new members and welcome those who have no experience on a rugby pitch.

Children will also find a range of activities in the area to get them out and about and feeling healthy.

Here are some contact details for local leisure centres where anyone looking to get active should find a fun activity to try.

Organisation: Arches Leisure Centre
Address: Trafalgar Rd, Greenwich SE10
Telephone: 020 8317 5000

Organisation: Meadowside Leisure Centre
Address: Tudway Road, Kidbrooke, SE3
Telephone: 020 8856 0101

Organisation: Wavelengths Leisure
Address: Giffin Street, Deptford, SE8
Telephone: 0208 694 9400

Organisation: Ladywell Arena
Address: Silvermere Road, Catford, SE6
Telephone: 0208 314 1986

Organisation: Camberwell Leisure Centre
Address: Artichoke Place, Camberwell, SE5
Telephone: 020 7703 3024

Organisation: Dulwich Leisure Centre
Address: East Dulwich Road, Dulwich, SE22
Telephone: 020 8693 1833 45

Organisation: Elephant and Castle Leisure Centre
Address: Elephant and Castle, SE1
Telephone: 020 7582 5505 22

Organisation: Surrey Docks Watersports Centre
Address: Greenland Dock, Rope Street, SE16
Telephone: 020 7237 4009

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Crystal Palace Stadium

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