Sports

Kell Brook returns to the ring

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook will return to the ring to face Sergey Rabchenko in Sheffield on 3 March and is seeking to make a comeback after his defeat last year against Errol Pence. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

5k fun run planned at Rother Valley

An obstacle course fun run, featuring giant mazes, walls, gauntlets and slides, is set to come to the Rother Valley Country Park in September. The Gung-Ho 5k is open to both children and adults with participants encouraged to raise sponsorship funding for local and national charities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Steel City derby ends in goalless draw

Jos Luhukay’s first match in charge of the Owls ended on a positive start with a goalless draw at Bramall Lane on Friday night. Sheffield Wednesday took a point from the match despite going down to ten men in the second half. Owls captain Glenn Loovens was sent off for a second bookable offence but the Blades, who won 4-2 at Hillsborough in September, could not make the breakthrough. After the game, both managers spoke to Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh.

Funding boost for Aden Steelers

A youth football club in Burngreave has been granted funding to help tackle extremism and keep young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire has awarded £4,500 to Aden Steelers Football Club from his Community Grants Scheme. The club encourages young people in north east Sheffield to take part in sports activities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

TV wrestling deal announced at Sheffield Arena

5 Star Wrestling and FreeSports TV channel have announced a broadcast deal that will see the return of weekly free-to-view live wrestling on TV including from Sheffield’s Fly DSA Arena. The deal was announced at the Arena which will also host one of the first events in the series on 15 February. Love Island’s Adam Maxted and former WWE World Champion Jack Swagger are among celebrities and wrestling stars that have signed up. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Luhukay asked to take Owls to premiership

Jos Luhukay has been officially unveiled as the new manager of Sheffield Wednesday with the challenge of returning the team to top flight football. The Dutchman, who has spent most of his managing career in the lower leagues in Germany, arrived at Hillsborough after Carlos Carvalhal left the club by mutual agreement on Christmas Eve. Owls chairman, Dejphon Chansiri, has asked the new manager to “finish the job” by getting the club back into the Premier league. Luhukay’s first match will be against arch rivals Sheffield United on Friday. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Extreme sports centre gets go ahead at former ski village

Sheffield’s ski village and surrounding area is set to be brought back to life as a ramped up Extreme branded sports, leisure and entertainment destination, Sheffield Council has confirmed. The Parkwood area is to be transformed with the prospect of bringing thousands of visitors and hundreds of jobs to the city as part of a £22.5m development across the 28 acre site that will include new mountain bike tracks and the re-instatement of Sheffield’s much-loved ski slopes. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!