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Sport

Croydon is one of London’s premier destinations for top-quality sport.

Crystal Palace, the borough’s professional football team, have been in the Premier League for the past three seasons, and the Eagles have had an illustrious history with the likes of Ian Wright, Johnny Byrne, Kenny Sansom, Geoff Thomas and current manager Alan Pardew among the greats to have worn red and blue.

Croydon has also been a host venue for the past two years for the UK’s leading professional team race series, the Pearl Izumi Tour Series, which has raced through the streets of the town centre in 2015 and 2016.

Croydon also makes great use of being one of London’s greenest boroughs with an outstanding selection of golf courses to choose from. They include The Addington, which commentating great Peter Allis named as having one of the best Par 3s in the country, with Croham Hurst, Addington Palace, Woodcote Park and Purley Downs among others which offer top-quality courses in beautiful settings.