BY Seth Dunford

18 Jul

Major Upcoming Sport Calendar

This page shows the key upcoming fixtures, across all sports, for the next 12 months. Read on to find out what you must not miss this year.

Best Sport in August 2023

Forecasted to be another warm month like July, there is an abundance of sports to enjoy in the hot weather.

Football in August

Women's World Cup

With the end of the biggest tournament in Women's Football finishing in August, it surely won't disappoint.

Key Fixtures:

Semi-Final 1, Tuesday 15th August
Semi-Final 2, Wednesday 16th August
Final, Sunday 20th August

Community Shield

After City won the treble last season, Arsenal (the runners-up in the league) are their opponents in the community shield. Will Man City win one of the two trophies they didn't manage to last season or will Arsenal get in the way?

Man City v Arsenal, Sunday 6th August

Premier League

The top football league in England kicks off for another season. With some big summer signings, new managers in charge of dugouts and a new team in Premier League history, this season is set to be as fascinating as ever.

Key Fixtures:

Chelsea v Liverpool, Sunday 13th August
Spurs v Man United, Saturday 19th August

Cricket in August

The Hundred

The 100-ball format is back for a third year with 8 teams playing across the whole of August. With 4 different teams making the finals in 2021 and 2022, will Trent Rockets manage to retain their title?

Key Fixtures:

Trent Rockets v Southern Brave, Tuesday 1st August
Southern Brave v Birmingham Phoenix, Wednesday 16th August
Trent Rockets v Manchester Originals, Thursday 17th August

The Women's Hundred

With the Oval Invincibles having won the title for the past two consecutive years, will they make it three from three or will Southern Brave finally win in the final?

Key Fixtures:

Birmingham Phoenix v Trent Rockets, Saturday 5th August
Southern Brave v Oval Invincibles, Saturday 19th August

Boxing in August

There are some key boxing events with a number of titles and potential fights on the line, the key boxing matches are set to be explosive.

Key Fights:

Anthony Joshua v Dillian Whyte II, Saturday 12th August
Oleksandr Uysk v Daniel Dubois, Saturday 26th August

Best Sport in September 2023

Despite the weather getting progressively worse, the sport does not. A World Cup begins and some big games in the Premier League will surely blow away any summer blues.

Rugby Union in September

Rugby World Cup

The pinnacle of rugby. The 4-yearly event kicks off at the start of September. From the defending champions South Africa to the hosts France, there are a number of nations that can win the tournament.

Key Fixtures:

France v New Zealand, Friday 8th September
England v Argentina, Saturday 9th September
South Africa v Ireland, Saturday 23rd September

Football in September

Premier League

The second month comes around and there are even more exciting fixtures to look forward to. A key fixture is the North London derby where Arsenal will be wanting to bear Spurs yet again.

Key Fixtures:

Arsenal v Man United, Sunday 3rd September
Arsenal v Spurs, Sunday 24th September
Spurs v Liverpool, Saturday 30th September

International Friendly

A 150-year rivalry will play their 115th game against each other when England travel up to Hampden Park for a special anniversary match.

Scotland v England, Tuesday 12th September

F1 in September

The wide corners of Italy followed by the humidity of Singapore and ending with the unique figure of 8 layout in Japan, the gripping Grand Prix in September cannot be missed.

Key Races:

Italian Grand Prix, Sunday 3rd September
Singapore Grand Prix, Sunday 17th September
Japanese Grand Prix, Sunday 24th September

Boxing in September

With one fight having the WBO 'Interim' belt on the line and the other having 4-Super-Middleweight World Titles, the two key boxing games this month should not disappoint.

Key Fights:

Zhilei Zhang v Joe Joyce II, Saturday 23rd September
Canelo Alvarez v Jermell Charlo, Saturday 30th September

Best Sport in October 2023

October is filled with tournament-deciding matches, some of the biggest Premier League rivalries and another World Cup begins.

Rugby Union in October

Rugby World Cup

The end of October is upon us and the World Cup games have an added element of pressure. Which team will manage to win the Webb-Ellis Cup?

Key Fixtures:

Semi-Final 1, Friday 20th October
Semi-Final 2, Saturday 21st October
Final, Saturday 28th October

F1 in October

The penultimate month of the year of F1 and the three races should not disappoint. Qatar is hosting a Grand Prix for only the second time and Max Verstappen will be returning to the US Grand Prix and Mexican Grand Prix where he won both last year.

Key Races:

Qatar Grand Prix, Sunday 8th October
United States Grand Prix, Sunday 22nd October
Mexican Grand Prix, Sunday 29th October

Cricket in October

Cricket World Cup

The start of the Cricket World Cup begins and reigning holders England are keep to keep hold of their title. Will they manage to or will hosts India or Ashes rival Australia take it away?

Key Matches:

India v Australia, Sunday 8th October
England v South Africa, Sunday 21st October
India v England, Sunday 29th October

Rugby League in October

Betfred Super League Grand Final

The game that every rugby team in the Northern Hemisphere wants to be in and also wants to win.

Final, Saturday 14th October

Football in October

Premier League

October has three of the biggest rivalries in the Premier League. The Merseyside derby, London derby and Manchester derby will be highly competitive and will not want to be missed.

Key Fixtures:

Arsenal v Man City, Saturday 7th October STC
Liverpool v Everton, Saturday 21st October STC
Chelsea v Arsenal, Saturday 21st October STC
Man City v Man United, Saturday 28th October STC

Boxing in October

Despite no title being on the line for Fury v Ngannou, it is the battle of two of the greatest heavyweights in the world.

Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou, Saturday 28th October

Best Sport in November 2023

Fireworks night seems fitting for this month given the explosive games that are available to watch.

F1 in November

Into the final stretch of the F1 2023 season and there are only 3 Grand Prix races left. Surely Brazil, Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi will be full of action.

Key Races:

Brazilian Grand Prix, Sunday 5th November
Las Vegas, Sunday 19th November
Abu Dhabi, Sunday 26th November

Cricket in November

Cricket World Cup

The Cricket World Cup is slowly coming to an end but the games are still if not more exciting than the first few fixtures.

Key Fixtures:

England v Australia, Saturday 4th November
Semi-Final 1, Wednesday 15th November
Semi-Final 2, Thursday 16th November
Final, Friday 19th November

Football in November

Premier League

3 months into the league and the games are still as exciting as ever. Another London derby surely won't disappoint.

Key Fixtures:

Spurs v Chelsea, Saturday 4th November STC
Chelsea v Man City, Saturday 11th November STC
Man City v Liverpool, Saturday 25th November STC

Best Sport in December 2023

A month where some sports have a hectic schedule and others it is their break before the new season starts.

Football in December

Premier League

Football around Christmas time is known for being busy and hectic. There are so many games to watch and enjoy over the festive period.

Key Fixtures:

Man City v Spurs, Saturday 2nd December STC
Man Utd v Chelsea, Wednesday 6th December STC
Liverpool v Man Utd, Saturday 16th December STC

Darts in December

PDC World Darts Championships

The biggest darts tournament is back at Alexandra Palace. The spectacle event is ready to entertain fans again and won't want to be missed.

Friday 15th December to Wednesday 3rd January

Best Sport in January 2024

After the mad rush of December, many sports tend to go quiet around this month in the UK. However, there are international tournaments to enjoy.

Football in January

Premier League

The transfer window opens. It will be potentially a busier month off the pitch than on the pitch due to only 2 game weeks scheduled. Despite this, the games are far from boring.

Key Fixtures:

Man Utd v Spurs, Saturday 13th January STC
Newcastle v Man City, Saturday 13th January STC
Liverpool v Chelsea, Wednesday 31st January STC

African Cup of Nations

Despite having to move the tournament by 7 months due to the rainy season in Ivory Coast, AFCON finally gets underway. Will the tournament be as exciting as 2 years ago when Senegal beat Egypt in the final on penalties?

Saturday 13th January to Sunday 11th February

Best Sport in February 2024

February has the return of some iconic tournaments and games. Every weekend there is an exciting game to watch and enjoy.

Rugby Union in February

Six Nations

The Six Nations is back and Ireland are hoping to retain the trophy. Will Ireland achieve a successive Grand Slam or will another nation triumph?

Key Fixtures:

France v Ireland, Friday 2nd February
England v Wales, Saturday 10th February
Scotland v England, Saturday 24th February

American Football in February

Super Bowl LVIII

The most watched annual sporting event. Every team in the NFL wants to win this decorative trophy but who will?

Super Bowl LVIII, Sunday 11th February

Football in February

Premier League

Over halfway through the season and the excitement of games keeps building and building. There is another London derby to end the month.

Key Fixtures:

Arsenal v Liverpool, Saturday 3rd February STC
Man City v Chelsea, Saturday 17th February STC
Chelsea v Spurs, Saturday 24th February STC

Carabao Cup Final

The first football trophy to win in the calendar year. With the past 3 Carabao Cup Finals being far from a disappointment, this game is surely to be an exciting watch.

Final, Sunday 25th February

Best Sport in March 2024

Whilst one tournament is coming to an end, another season is just beginning.

Rugby Union in March

Six Nations

The final few games of the Six Nations are upon us. With England taking on the current champions, these games will not want to be missed.

Key Fixtures:

England v Ireland, Saturday 9th March
Ireland v Scotland, Saturday 16th March
France v England, Saturday 16th March

Formula One in March

The start of the 2024 season gets underway in Bahrain. It will be no slow start to the season with the second Grand Prix being at the fastest street track in F1.

Key Races:

Bahrain Grand Prix, Sunday 2nd March
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, Sunday 9th March
Australian Grand Prix, Sunday 24th March

Football in March

Premier League

From a Manchester derby, to another London derby and the top two of last season playing against each other, the Premier League is packed full of sensational games.

Key Fixtures:

Man City v Man Utd, Saturday 2nd March STC
Arsenal v Chelsea, Saturday 16th March STC
Man City v Arsenal, Saturday 30th March STC

Best Sport in April

April is filled with some sports having their biggest events of the season. It surely will not disappoint.

Golf in April

The Masters

One of the main events in the golf calendar. Which golfer will win the ever-famous green jacket?

Monday 8th April to Sunday 14th April

Horse Racing in April

The Grand National

The famous Grand National Steeplechase takes place at Aintree for another year. A number of horses and riders will battle it out to be the 'Grand National Winners of 2024'.

Key Date:
Randox Grand National Steeplechase, Saturday 13th April

Football in April

Premier League

The penultimate month of the Premier League season arrives and each game matters. The added pressure on the final standings will make it unmissable.

Key Fixtures:

Man Utd v Liverpool, Saturday 6th April STC
Spurs v Man City, Saturday 20th April STC
Spurs v Arsenal, Saturday 27th April STC

F1 in April

The F1 heads to Asia and the Chinese Grand Prix returns after not being present in 2023.

Key Races:

Japanese Grand Prix, Sunday 7th April
Chinese Grand Prix, Sunday 21st April

Best Sport in May 2024

The month of many finals which will keep you on the edge of your seats.

Football in May

Premier League

The final three game weeks are upon us. The main question: who will be champions and who will be getting relegated to the Championship?

Key Fixtures

Liverpool v Spurs, Saturday 4th May STC
Man Utd v Arsenal, Saturday 11th May STC

FA Cup Final

The final of the world's oldest national football competition. All teams in the EFL have competed and only two teams remain. Who will manage to win the third silverware of 2024?

Final, Saturday 25th May

FA Cup Women's Final

With 16 goals in the last 5 FA Cup Finals, the women's final is one that never disappoints.

Final, Saturday 11th May or Sunday 12th May

Europa League Final

With a place in next year's Champions League on offer, the final will be worth the watch.

Final, Wednesday 22nd May

Europa Conference League Final

The relatively new league for European Football has its third final being held at the Agia Sophia Stadium in Athens.

Final, Wednesday 29th May

Rugby Union in May

European Rugby Champions Cup Final

The top two rugby teams in Europe will battle it out at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to be crowned the 'Best Rugby League Team in Europe'.

Final, Saturday 25th May

F1 in May

May is filled with F1 events as three Grand Prix occurs. Will Max Verstappen win both the Miami and Monaco Grand Prix again?

Key Races:

Miami Grand Prix, Sunday 5th May
Emilia Romagna, Sunday 19th May
Monaco Grand Prix, Sunday 26th May

Best Sport in June 2024

As the weather starts to get better, there are more exciting games to watch and enjoy.

Football in June

Champions League Final

Two teams will be up against each other both wanting to be named as the 'Best Team in Europe'. The final, taking place at Wembley, will create an atmosphere that cannot be missed.

Final, Saturday 1st June

UEFA Euros 2023

The 17th Euros will take place in Germany across June and July. Will Italy be able to defend their title or will England seek to amnend mistakes from 2021?


Saturday 14th June to Sunday 14th July

Cricket in June

T20 World Cup

England are hoping to retain their title of T20 World Champions in the USA and West Indies. Will they be able to or will another team take the title?


Saturday 1st June to Sunday 30th June

Best Sport in July 2024

The hottest month of the year and the major sport event returns ... The Olympics.

Tennis in July


The most prestigious Grand Slam returns to the All England Tennis Club for another summer. Will Alcaraz and Vondrousova both be able to retain their titles?

Summer 2024 Olympics

The 4-yearly global sporting event is back and this time it is in Paris. For many sports, it's the most honourable title you can win.

Key Dates:

Opening Ceremony, Friday 26th July
Olympics, Friday 26th July to Sunday 11th August