Now that football season is in full gear, Microsoft recently caught my attention with a link to its Office Templates pages focused on football-related projects. There, you'll find football party invitations for Word and Publisher, award certificates for PowerPoint, game stats charts for Excel, football official game cards for Word, play animations in PowerPoint, and more.
But autumn isn't only about football, and when I searched for other templates, I came across some other great finds. Among the soccer-related Office Templates, there are multiple invitations and Thank You card designs for Word and Publisher and several types of award certificates for PowerPoint and Word. Plus, I found a few Excel spreadsheet templates users created for the 2010 World Cup games that you could adapt to create your own soccer schedules.
When I used the search field at the top of the page to find templates for volleyball, tennis, cross country, and swimming, the results didn't yield as many projects as football and soccer had, but you and other users can change that by uploading templates of your own. Of course, when you type the word "sports" into the search field, you'll find several other Office templates you can easily adapt to work with almost any sport.
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