Hillingdon's sporting history
Look back at events, achievements and read interesting facts about Hillingdon's sporting history.
Read about Hillingdon's athletics and cycling history.
Chris Finnegan MBE was introduced to boxing at a young age by his older brother, Terence.
Hillingdon has a long history with football. Uxbridge Football Club was established in 1871, making it one of the oldest football clubs in the South East.
In the 1860s, a new kind of enclosed racecourse began to appear in London's suburban areas, including West Drayton, Streatham, Bromley and Harrow.
Swimming has always been a popular sport and pastime in Hillingdon.