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The must-see sports for contractors this May

Last updated on Friday, April 29, 2016

Written by Alex Cadman

Choosing a career as a contractor allows many individuals extra freedom and flexibility to enjoy their hobbies. If you are a contractor, you are not restricted to the traditional office rota, and working when and where you want is a bonus. So this May, use your extra time to catch up on your favourite sports.

Among the many benefits of contracting, flexibility to choose working hours and office locations allows you a lot more freedom to schedule your work life around your personal life and interests. In short, contracting helps to improve the elusive work-life balance.

May is packed with exciting sport to watch and enjoy, including Formula 1, Champions League, Rugby Union and more. Since one of the many benefits of contracting is the flexibility to work when you like to have more time for hobbies and interests, you will have plenty of opportunities to catch your favourite sports on TV this month. Read on to find out what’s on in the month of May.


  • 22-29 May: Modern Pentathlon World Championships, Bern, Switzerland


  • 9-22 May: European Aquatics Championships, London, UK


  • 7 May: Amir Khan v Saul Alvarez (WBC world middleweight title fight), Las Vegas, USA


  • 19-23 May, England v Sri Lanka, first Test, Headingley, UK
  • 27-31 May: England v Sri Lanka, second Test, Chester-le-Street, UK


  • 6-29 May: Giro d’Italia, Italy


  • 3-4 May: Champions League semi-finals (2nd leg)
  • 5 May: Europa League semi-finals (2nd leg)
  • 7-8 May: Football League season ends
  • 12-20 May: Football League play-off semi-finals
  • 18 May: Europa League Final, Basel, Switzerland
  • 21 May: FA Cup final, Wembley, UK - Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace
  • 28 May: Champions League final, Milan, Italy
  • 28-30 May: Football League play-off finals, Wembley, UK

Formula 1

  • 13-15 May: Spanish GP, Barcelona, Spain
  • 26, 28-29 May: Monaco GP, Monte Carlo


  • 26-29 May: PGA Championship, Wentworth, UK


  • 6-8 May: European Championships, Brandenburg, Germany


  • 14 May: Rugby Union – European Champions Cup Final, Lyon, France
  • 20-21 May: Rugby Union – Premiership semi-finals and Pro12 play-offs
  • 20-22 May: Rugby Union – World Rugby Sevens Series, London, UK
  • 21 May: Rugby League – Super League Magic Weekend, Newcastle, UK
  • 28 May: Rugby Union – Premiership final, Twickenham, UK
  • 29 May: Rugby Union – England v Wales


  • 22 May-5 June: French Open, Roland Garros

If you are a sports fan, May will certainly keep you busy as there will always be something to watch. Unlike a permanent employee, as a contractor you have the benefits of flexibility and freedom that allow you to make time to watch your favourite sports. 

Make sure you keep an eye on our blog and LinkedIn page for more sports updates as events unfold.

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