Less than a year after its launch, Sheffield City Football Club is to join division two of the Sheffield and Hallamshire County League. The new club, set up during the first peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, is offering a range of football and coaching opportunities. It first set up to offer coaching for young children and started two teams for under eights. Now it has produced an adult team that is set to join the county league. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to chair, Ashley Greenwoood and vice chair Danny Turner.
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!
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 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 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!
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 Wednesday have appointed Garry Monk as their new boss. The 40 year old, ex-defender, and former Leeds manager was unveiled at Hillsborough on Friday. Alan Biggs reports for Sheffield Live!
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!
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!
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!