Doing the season

The sporting season is about to kick into full swing as summer descends on Sussex. Title shows you how to get the best from your summer season as glitz and glamour come to the county’s most stylish sporting events

Aegon International Eastbourne – 20th-27st June – Devonshire Park
Eastbourne plays host to the woman’s championship, which is a premier event in the calendar for tennis players, especially in the week before Wimbledon. Courtside you’ll see fashionistas from across the county and fashion icons to have lifted the trophy previously have included Caroline Wozniacki, Monica Seles and 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli.

Photo: Clive Bennett

Photo: Clive Bennett

The Gold Cup – 19th July – Cowdray Park Polo Club
Widely recognised as the Home of British Polo, Cowdray Park plays host to the climax of the British Open Polo Championship when the Gold Cup Final is contested in front of up to 18,000 spectators. The tournament that every polo “patron” wants to win, the event has attracted celebrity guests, fashion icons and high-octane entertainment since its inception in 1956.

JTP_2014_07_31_Glorious-Goodwood_59Glorious Goodwood – 28th July–1st August – Goodwood Racecourse
This annual showpiece event where racing and glamour take centre stage is quite simply the sporting and social highlight of the racing season. The iconic five-day festival features a host of thrilling races along with the best-dressed competition, as well as entertainment, food and drink and much more throughout the glorious five days.

Sussex-CCC-FashionWomen’s Ashes NatWest Twenty20 – 28th August – The County Ground
The exclusive hospitality section at Hove is usually filled with high fashion and this will be at bursting point when England’s Women go head-to-head with Australia’s Women in the second T20 international this summer. It is the first international game to be played on the ground since England beat Australia in two One-Day internationals during the Southern Stars’ last visit in 2013.


Photo: Paul Hazelwood

Rugby World Cup – 19th & 20th September – American Express Community stadium
The world’s biggest rugby tournament returns to England for the first time in over two decades as the 20 best teams battle it out for the William Webb Ellis Cup. The Amex stadium will see South Africa, Japan, Samoa and the USA in action during the tournament and with some of the most fashionable rugby WAGs set to glitz up the tournament, it will be the rugby event of the year for more than one reason.




About Daniel White
Dan has written numerous articles for Title Sussex. He no longer works for Title Media and has made a confident career in the world of coffee!