The English are great lovers of sport; and they are neither playingnor waching games, they like to talk about them. However, there isimportant thing about sport in Britain which we must know. Today, the big-timesport is professional and famous players can make much money.
Lat's take Football for example. It is the most popular team game inBritain. It is played in most of the schools, and there are thousands ofamateur teams for young men in all parts of the country. But for most ofthe public football is a professional game which is watched onsaturday afternoons at the stadium.
Professional football is a big business. Every large town has one ormore professional clubs.
Rugby football is played with an oval ball which may be carried in hands. Theplayers of the other team try to stop the man running with the ball bythrowing him on the ground. There are fifteen players in each team.
Sport competitions gather big crowds in Great Britan All people inGreat Britan are ond of sport and Englishmen know that if they train hardSport will make them strong and healthy.