Sports events are an important part of any culture, and Wales is no exception. The year of 2023 promises to be an especially exciting one for both sports enthusiasts and those looking to attend spectacular events to feel the thrill that sport awakens in us all.

Top flight sporting competitions continue to draw in an impressive number of spectators from all over the world. As a result, Wales is increasingly becoming a major destination for large-scale tournaments. Here are our top five picks from the sporting calendar of Wales you simply cannot miss in 2023.

  1. Six Nations Rugby

The Men’s Six Nations rugby has already established a dominant presence in the international rugby community. Lesser known but still worthy of attention and admiration is women’s Six Nations Rugby. Hosted across England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and Wales, this renowned event gathers some of the top-flight rugby players from around the world in an atmosphere known for its passionate energy. On March 25 and April 15, Cardiff Arms Park will be the venue for Wales vs Ireland and Wales vs England matches. Make sure to pay a visit and click here to find out more about Six Nations Rugby betting opportunities.

  1. Welsh Gymnastics Artistic Open

Home to some of the most graceful and agile athletes, Welsh Gymnastics Artistic Open 2023 is bound to provide an exciting weekend of athletic action on March 11 and March 12. The event will be held at Sport Wales National Centre and for the first time will include a British Gymnastics selection test for the major championships of this year. The tickets are already available, so make sure to get yours before they sell out.

  1. Ironman Wales

On September 3, the town of Tenby (Pembrokeshire) will host Ironman Wales, a long-distance triathlon. This year’s race will features a 2.4 mile sea swim, in addition to a 100+ mile hilly bike route along Pembrokeshire coastline and an exhilarating marathon. Only the most durable athletes will be able to finish this breath-taking courses, but they won’t be alone, as Ironman Wales is famous for its spectator support. New memories and lasting impressions are guaranteed to all the visitors of Tenby on that day.

  1. EURO Qualifiers

Leading up to UEFA EURO 2024, a number of fascinating matches will take place in Wales, as the local team defends against prominent European teams. The football action will begin in March and last all the way to November with matches, such as Wales vs Latvia (March 28), Wales vs Armenia (June 16), and Wales vs Turkey (November 11) being just several of the highlight’s for this year’s qualifiers. The announced fixtures will take place at Cardiff City Stadium and are bound to be intense and highly competitive matches that will give football fans a rare chance to witness some of the finest teams.

  1. Welsh Grand National

The Welsh Grand National belongs to some of the most renowned horse races in the United Kingdom. This year, it is expected to take place on December 27th at Chepstow Racecourse in Monmouthshire, Wales. Attracting some of the top horses and jockeys worldwide, this race boasts a competitive atmosphere that has become an iconic part of the racing calendar of Wales. In 2023, it returns for its 18th edition, and with some of the most professional jockeys and well-trained horses, the race is bound to be intense.

Wales boasts an exciting sports landscape. From rugby and football, to athletics and horse racing, there’s something for everyone here. And for those who enjoy betting, Wales boasts a vibrant selection of competitive events with high odds, which adds to the anticipation during matches. Become a part of the excitement and witness all the action for yourself this year!


Image: Ironman Tenby, Geograph