Former premiership referee Mark Clattenburg has called for video technology to be introduced in football. Clattenburg spoke to Sheffield Live! after the under-14s final of the Youdan Trophy in which Sunderland beat Sheffield United 2-1. Clattenburg quit the premiership earlier this year to become head of referees in Saudi Arabia. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Former top english referee Keith Hackett has called on businesses to take more notice of the Youdan Trophy football competition. The event, now into its third year, attracted 40 top flight academy teams with Seattle winning the under 16s title while Sunderland won the under 14s with a 2-1 victory over Sheffield United. Hackett told Sheffield Live! the competition is gaining exposure at a fast rate and teams may have to be turned down in future years. Azz Mohammed reports.
The Youdan Trophy finals have taken place at Hallam Sports Park with Seattle winning the under-16s final and Sunderland the under-14s champions. Around nine hundred players from across the world came to Sheffield for the third year of the academy football tournament. Sunderland beat Sheffield United 2-1 in the under 14s final whilst reigning champions Seattle Sounders retained their title with a 4-2 victory over Everton in the under-16s. Former premier league referee Mark Clattenberg took charge of the under-16s final. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Bookies favourite Judd Trump faced a surprise challenge from world number 54 Rory McLeod in the World Snooker Championship 2017. In an interview with Sheffield Live! on the eve of the tournament, Trump reflected on being the poster boy for the next generation, nights out in Sheffield, and the challenges of a big tournament. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
World Snooker promoter Barry Hearn says players have made “amazing improvement” over 40 years of the top international competition. Over seventeen days, 32 players will compete for the coveted World Snooker title at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre with Hearn predicting “a huge number of century breaks”. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
The snooker championship returns to the Crucible Theatre and celebrates the 40th year of World Snooker in Sheffield. World Snooker promoter Barry Hearn has vowed the tournament will remain in the city for at least a further 10 years. Mark Selby lifted the trophy last year and is favourite again this year. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!