Sports

Sheffield bids farewell to boxing legend

Hundreds attended the funeral of boxing legend Brendan Ingle at Sheffield Cathedral. Ingle Brendan died in May, aged 77 at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, from a brain hemorrhage. The Irish born former boxer trained four world champions from his Wincobank gym, including Johnny Nelson, Naseem Hamed, Junior Witter and Kell Brook. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Cycling biog premier at Sheffield DocFest

Time Trial, a documentary film about former cyclist David Millar, has had its UK premier at Sheffield’s DocFest. Millar is the only British rider to have worn all Tour de France jerseys and one of nine to have worn the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification. The film follows the highs lows of Millar’s career leading up to his last encounter. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Working Win offers work related health care

A government funded programme to trial a new approach to work related healthcare is underway in Sheffield City Region. The Working Win scheme will offer personalised and intensive support to people in work or seeking work and who are experiencing mental or physical health challenges. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Junior Disability Snooker prepares for launch

The National Junior Disability Snooker Championships are set to launch in Sheffield at the weekend, with the competition entering its fifth year. Staged by the Stephen Harrison Snooker Academy the tournament has reached such high demand that applicants are being turned away and the organisers are fundraising to expand. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to founder Stephen Harrison.

Free health checks offered at football clubs

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.

Dozens take part in Tinsley charity race

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!

English Institute of Sport hosts disability sports celebration

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.