With the shock defeat of defending champion Mark Selby, and the World Snooker Championships moving into the second round at the Crucible, Sheffield Live! takes a look at this year’s behind the scenes preparations. Azz Mohammed reports.
Free health checks are to be offered to fans at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium in an initiative in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University & Weston Park Hospital. The third session took place prior to the Blades home game against Middlesborough with the club hoping it can encourage fans to adopt a healthier life. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Rachel Cholerton, from Sheffield Hallam University and Dave McCarthy, operations manager at Sheffield United.
Over 100 people took part in a 5k fun run, a 10K race, and a half marathon to raise money for breast, ovarian and prostate cancers and a charity supporting children with facial deformities. The event was held along the Tinsley Canal Towpath. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Council and disability sport charity, Within Reach, celebrated seventeen years of partnership with festival of sport including wheelchair basketball, athletics and boccia. Over four hundred children and adults were joined by special appearances from public figures, including athletes and local councillors. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Mike Elliot, chair of Within Reach.
Boccia England’s Cup Play Offs North was held at Ponds Forge International on Saturday with participants competing to qualify for the final of the competition due to take place at the English Institute of Sports in May. Boccia England aims to promote participation in the sport and to help disabled athletes achieve their full potential. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Women athletes taking part in the Outdoor City Weekender gathered today at Sheffield’s iconic women of steel sculpture to pay tribute to the women who worked in Sheffield’s steelworkers during the two world wars. The outdoor activities festival runs from Friday through Sunday and includes climbing, bike riding and and a film festival. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to cyclist Hannak Johnson.
Sheffield boxer Kell Brook is set to goes head to head against Sergey Rabchenko with an attempt to reignite his career in a bout for the WBC Silver title at the FlyDSA Arena. Brook lost his IBF welterweight title to american Errol Spence last year and said he fell out of love with the sport but is now seeking to make a comeback. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Upcoming super lightweight boxer Atif Shafiq of Rotherham is set for a chance to make his name with a fight on the undercard before the forthcoming Kell Brook v Sergey Rabchenko confrontation on 3 March. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
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!
Sheffield is set to host, for the first time, the Britain’s Strongest Man event with the competition scheduled for the Fly DSA Arena on 27 January. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to heavyweight lifter Paul Smith.