The republic poseses several footbal, cricket asnd rugby teams. It also has a basketball team and plays host to the National Hunt horse race. The national sports are Football and Rugby.
The first Culture, media and sport minister was the Federal Labour MP for West Bromwich East, (OTL) Tom Watson. Arthur Ramsbottom his sucsesser as both a local Federal Labour MP and minister is Arthur Ramsbottom.
The leading football clubs are-
- West Bromwich Albion
- Hereford United Football Club
- Worcester City F.C.
- Stourbridge F.C.
- Dudley Town F.C.
- Dudley Sports F.C.
- Gornal Athletic F.C.
- Lye Town F.C.
- Bromsgrove Rovers F.C.
- Alvechurch F.C.
- Reddich F.C.
- Pontypool F.C.
- Pershore F.C.
- Evesham United F.C.
- Merthyr Tydfil F.C.
The Worcester Warriors, Malvern RFC, Pontypool Rugby Football Club, Ebbw Vale RLFC, Blaenavon RFC and Stourbridge Rugby Club are the nation's 6 Rugby Union teams.
The Worcestershire County Cricket Club, Bromsgrove Cricket Club, Herefordshire County Cricket Club and Lye Town Cricket Club are the 4 national cricket teams.
The MCC has sofar chosen not to take action against Gloucestershire County Cricket Club after its sanctions busting 1998 and 2005 cricket maches with Herefordshire County Cricket Club (which Gloucestershire wone on eacch occasion).
The Worcester Wolves national basketball team.