Preston's sporting legacy is rich and varied, crossing all sorts of sporting disciplines. Here's a selection of our most famous sporting celebrities:
1. Stuart Pettman
Stuart Pettman (born 24 April 1975) is an English former professional snooker player. The Preston native has qualified for the World Championship three times, in 2003, 2004 and 2010.
2. Andrew Flintoff
Andrew Flintoff MBE (born 6 December 1977), also known as Freddie Flintoff, is an English television and radio presenter and former international cricketer.
3. Graeme Thomas
Graeme Thomas competed at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Chungju, where he won a bronze medal as part of the quad sculls with Sam Townsend, Charles Cousins and Peter Lambert.
4. Laura Massaro
Laura Jane Massaro MBE (née Lengthorn; born 2 November 1983) is a retired professional squash player from England. She retired after the British Open, in May, 2019.