Burslem - Sports

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The major football club Port Vale F.C. is based in Burslem at Vale Park. The team currently plays in League Two, England's fourth division.

Near to the town is Burslem Golf Club - a 9-hole course which once had singer Robbie Williams as a Junior Captain. It was opened on September 28, 1907 by vaudeville entertainer and golfer Sir Harry Lauder. On September 29, 2007 his great-nephew Gregory Lauder-Frost as guest-of-honour rededicated it for another century in a formal ceremony.

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    There be some sports are painful, and their labor
    Delight in them sets off. Some kinds of baseness
    Are nobly undergone, and most poor matters
    Point to rich ends.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

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