Cambridge: birthplace of the laws of football.
Given the coronavirus crises Cambridge Sports Tours is not running walking tours or other events where the safety of its participants may be compromised.
HOWEVER we have started to go online - with next event due at 6pm Saturday 12th September 2020 entitled 'Cambridge's Golden Sporting Age: a tradition unshared?' including a live Q&A. Go to page 4 of Open Cambridge Festival brochure for more info.
ALSO a book on the history of sport in Cambridge is due for publication in early 2021
Click on any of the pictures below from my Instagram feed for some Cambridge Sports stories
Cambridge Sports Tours supports Street Child United ( - using the power of sport to change the negative perceptions and treatment of street children everywhere). Cambridge Sports Tours makes donations from the tour income it receives, as well as take part in STUs fundraising activities. For example over £400 was raised at an overnight sleepover at Cambridge United in February 2018 - for the coldest night of the year!
Your Tour Guide
Nigel Fenner established Cambridge Sports Tours in 2017 and since then has provided tours and sporting experiences to corporate businesses, language schools, schools and the general public as well as made presentations to local history societies, the Society of Tour Guides and the Open Cambridge Festival.
Nigel is DBS checked and can provide tailored risk assessments for school groups. Cambridge Sports Tours holds Public Liability Insurance for up to £5 million for guided walking tours and sports coaching, where this is required.
Nigel Fenner was a student at the University of Cambridge where he played football against Oxford University at Wembley stadium, so securing his 'Blue'. Nigel also played for Arsenal Youth.
He has also played and coached a range of other sports for example winning his oar when rowing for Downing College, playing fly half to Gareth Edwards and being the pre-season fitness trainer to Ian Botham and Somerset County Cricket Club. Cycling is his current passion, including cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats.
Nigel is also related to Francis P. Fenner, who as a local tobacconist and talented cricketer, created Fenner's Cricket Ground in the mid 19th Century.
Nigel is a qualified teacher, and sports scientist, who has lived and worked locally for over 35 years mostly for local charities - with young offenders, people with disabilities, and more recently with young people excluded from mainstream education.
"This is a talk given by a local treasure and amusing eccentric."
"Nigel has a great wealth of knowledge....I really enjoyed his anecdotes and stories, as well as his very informal and engaging style."
"Nigel is an excellent guide......He introduces a new way of looking at Cambridge – from a sports history point of view, looking at Town and Gown through his many sporting stories and excellent knowledge of the historical background."
"Nigel is great company...."
"Throughout the tour Nigel was very engaging and encouraged a lot of questions, and friendly banter, from his audience."
"Nigel has a very inclusive and friendly approach and took the trouble to find out what everyone was interested in and wanted to find out about."
"He is also a considerate host, checking on our welfare and needs, on what was a very cold day."
In the absence of Nigel Fenner other suitably qualified and experienced Guides or Sports Coaches will lead Cambridge Sports Tour sessions.
If you want a history (rather than sports) tour of Cambridge, Cambridge Sports Tours highly recommends Cambridge City Tours.
If you would like to find out more information, I would be more than happy to help. Please fill out the form below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
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