Sports

Archibald and Pidcock take maiden titles in cycling grand prix

Sheffield’s centre was closed to cars and buses as the HSBC UK National Circuit Championships cycling event took place with Katie Archibald and Tom Pidock both first time winners. The cycling grand prix event, held in Sheffield for the sixth year, is one of the highlights of the elite road racing calendar with some of the country’s top professional riders going head-to-head for the prestigious red, white and blue national champions’ jerseys. Seventeen year old Pidcock continued his remarkable rise to prominence by winning the mens’ race while Archibald took the women’s title. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield hosts end of season goalball tournament

The English Institute of Sport played host to an end of season tournament and awards event for goalball, the only paralympic team sport designed for the visually impaired. Played with raised markings on the floor, blindfolds are used to ensure an even playing field as players locate the ball through sound. Goalball is played by men and women and Goalball UK has supported a highly successful national women’s team. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

 

Darnall schools hold community sports day

Primary and secondary schools in Darnall came together for an annual sports day at the City Athletics Stadium on Woodburn Road. The community event, open to parents and children, aimed to promote children’s engagement in sport and exercise. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Nicola Hopkin, PE teacher at Sheffield Park Academy.

£250m fund for grassroots tennis launched in Sheffield

A national investment programme to improve grassroots tennis facilities has been launched in Sheffield, one of the first cities to benefit. The programme, backed by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) will assist to revamp courts, improve training facilities and make the sport more accessible. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Tennis courts revived in Sheffield parks

Previously unplayable council-owned tennis courts in parks across Sheffield have gained a new lease of life thanks to investment from Parks Tennis and the Lawn Tennis Association. The refurbishment of 34 courts across 10 sites aims to bring low cost tennis to people of all ages and abilities. An online booking system will allow quick reservation with funds raised being used to maintain the courts. Sheffield Live reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Jeff Hunter, managing director of Parks Tennis and Paul Sheard of the Lawn Tennis Association.

British international students compete in COBIS Games

Hundreds of British international students have been competing in Sheffield this weekend as part of the Council of British International Students (COBIS) Games. The COBIS Games bring together british students studying at international schools across the globe for a weekend of sporting competition including swimming at Ponds Forge and athletics at the Woodbourne Road athletics stadium. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Second phase of Sheffield run routes open to the public

Sheffield Council have signposted seven new locations for running in the city’s parks and green spaces as part of the second phase of their Run Routes initiative. Launched last year as part of the Outdoor City project, the run routes are funded by England Athletics and encourage more people to take exercise outdoors. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Wrestling stars coach young basketballers

Youngsters at a basketball event to promote the forthcoming Special Olympics were joined by WWE stars Charlotte Flair and tag team duo American Alpha. With less than 100 days before the Special Olympics comes to Sheffield, the wrestling stars turned their hand to basketball for a special event at the All Saints Sports Centre before their headline bought at the Sheffield Arena. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!