Sheffield Wednesday’s new community football facility, costing almost £1m, looks set to be out of use for months following a suspected arson attack last weekend. Firefighters were alerted to Jubilee Sports and Social Club after a stolen car was driven on to the middle of the astro turf pitch and set alight. The facility was opened on 3 January 2023 and was paid for by grants from the Premier League, the Football Association and the government’s Football Foundation. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have appealed for anyone with any information about the incident to report it. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Marcus Brameld, community programme manager, at the club.
English and Swedish fans converged on Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening for the Euro 2022 semi-final. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to fans ahead of the match.
The Women’s Euro 2022 Roadshow brought hundreds of families and fans to a showcase in the Peace Gardens of the best of football, fitness and music. Sheffield is among the host cities for the Women’s Euro 2022 football tournament which is set to kick off in July. Organisers are aiming to inspire more communities, particularly young people and families, to get involved in the biggest European women’s sport event in history. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
With 200 days to go until the opening game of Rugby League World Cup, a 48 hour tour put the trophies on show in Sheffield and other host cities and towns. Many turned out for the event at Sheffield Peace Gardens where the men’s, women’s and wheelchair rugby trophies were on display. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Gary Clifton, events manager for Sheffield Council and Mark Aston, head coach for Sheffield Eagles.
In celebration of schools’ National Football Week, children at Ballifield Primary School in Handsworth have been taking part in football related activities. Last week the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 schools programme was launched, aiming to inspire and unite schools and pupils to get involved with the tournament and with a push to get more women and girls involved. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Sheffield United’s women’s footballer Ellie Wilson and primary school teacher Daniel Cassidy.
Sheffield’s Bryony Page has added her name to the history books once again by becoming the first British female trampoline gymnast to win a World Championships gold medal since Sue Shotton in 1984. Thirty year old Page won the individual gold at the Trampolining Gymnastics World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. The medal adds to her team gold from 2013 and silver and bronze Olympic medals from Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Page’s personal trampolining coach Paul Greaves.
Shahid Ali, coach for Allama Iqbal Cricket Club, told Sheffield Live! he is not surprised with the allegations of racism at Yorkshire Cricket Club but urges people to be cautious as investigations continue. His comment came as over 35 people have contacted Yorkshire Cricket Club’s whistle-blowing hotline since it was launched just a week ago. It was set up after Azeem Rafiq spoke up about enduring years of racism whilst playing at the club. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield’s Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Page is back in training and getting ready for the Trampoline World Championships to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, in November. Speaking to Sheffield Live! Bryony said she was very happy with the bronze medal which adds to her silver from Rio 2016. Team GB returned home on Monday after one of their most successful Olympics, finishing third in the overall medals table with 65, equalling their tally in London 2012 and just short of their 67 medal top performance at Rio 2016. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Sharks captain Mike Tuck has agreed to sign a one year extension to play a thirteenth season with the Sheffield basketball team. The thirty eight year old from Toronto Canada joined the club in 2009 and has won four major trophies. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Football Unites Racism Divides boss Simon Hyacinth expressed his disappointment after three of England’s players were subjected to racist abuse following the Three Lions’ defeat by Italy in the Euro 2020 final. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed in the penalty shoot out and were later targetted on social media. England manager Gareth Southgate described the abuse as unforgivable. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!