Sports

Beth Tweddle’s gymnastic curriculum comes to Sheffield schools

Former Olympian Beth Tweddle’s gymnastics programme is to be made available to school children in Sheffield from September following a successful launch in the North West. The new 10-week online programme focuses on physical literacy, as well as the values of friendship, respect and determination. The programme is aligned to Key Stages 1 and 2, with outcomes across the educational curriculum. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield boy completes second marathon challenge

A nine-year-old boy from Sheffield who has cerebral palsy and autism has raised over £137,000 for charity by walking two marathons. Tobias Weller, known as Captain Tobias, was cheered by hundreds of fans including Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill as he used a walker to cover the 52 miles on the street of Abbey Lane. The money will be shared between Sheffield Children’s Hospital and the Paces special school where he attends. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield speedway hopeful of autumn return

Sheffield Tigers Speedway club is hoping to be back on track in the autumn when they are also due to return to the top flight of the British speedway championships for the first time in over 20 years. Sheffield Live! reporter Jeremiah Malikebu spoke to Peter Mole, co-owner of Sheffield Tigers Speedway.

Sheffield Sharks keep fans engaged under lockdown

Sheffield Sharks are among the city’s sports teams maintaining their readiness for a return to action and meanwhile keeping their fans engaged with some highlights of past performances. Sarah Backovic, managing director at Sheffield Sharks spoke to Sheffield Live! about the impact of the lockdown on the city’s basketball team. Jeremiah Malikebu reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield kicks off Home of Football campaign

A launch event at Sheffield Town Hall has blown the starting whistle on a campaign for recognition of Sheffield as the Home of Football. The Sheffield Home of Football Group unveiled a 180 page document citing the city’s place in early footballing history and setting out proposals outlining how the city could benefit. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Nick Partridge, trustee of the campaign and head of Sheffield Libraries, Archives and Information Services.

Sheffield hosts underwater hockey championship

Hundreds of athletes from 13 countries have been in Sheffield to take part in the world’s underwater hockey championship which is being held at Ponds Forge. The hectic sport which began in the 1950s is becoming increasingly popular with more than 100 teams across the UK. Team GB’s U24 and U19 are taking part in the competition and will be hoping to qualify for the final on Saturday. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Junior football club launches new kit

Sheffield United’s Junior Blades 1981 have been handed a boost ahead of their new football season kick off. The grassroots under 9’s football team debuted its new football kit on Thursday, designed and donated by mobile network operator Giffgaff. The volunteer managed club are now using their new kit to train and prepare for the forthcoming season. Bailor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Seniors world snooker set for the Crucible

The ROKiT World Seniors Snooker competition is set to come to Sheffield for the first time with snooker legends Stephen Hendry, Jimmy White and Joe Johnson among 20 players from 16 countries competing for the trophy. The competition will run for five days from 14 August. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Paralympic athletes compete for boccia cup

The Boccia England (BE) Cup brings together paralympic athletes for a weekend of competitive games held at the English Institute of Sports. The BE Cup is a by invitation competition for athletes who have excelled in previous competition performance. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!