England: most popular sports in 2021, by monthly participants
Running, fitness and gym are most popular
When it comes to regular participation, meaning at least twice in the past 28 days of questioning, running is the most popular form of taking part in a sports activity, with approximately six million people in England running regularly. Fitness is the second most common sport with 5.5 million regular participants, followed by going to the gy.
Children prefer to go swimming or play football
Taking a look at children and adolescents sport preferences, swimming is most popular among 5 to 10 year olds and football is ranked highest with 10 to 15 year olds.
The UK offers a variety of sporting opportunities
Other than football and swimming, the United Kingdom (UK) provides a variety clubs with membership opportunities for many different sports such as tennis, golf, riding as well as various winter and water sports.