Sports

GB wheelchair basketball recognised in Hall of Champions

The GB men’s wheelchair basketball team have been inducted into the Hall of Champions at the English Institute of Sport in recognition of their 2018 World Championships win in Hamburg. The team profile joins the likes of Anthony Joshua and Jessica Ennis in the Hall of Champions gallery. Its the first time the team has won the World Championship trophy and they are one of the youngest teams in the world with an average age of 27. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Haj Bhania, GB Men’s Wheelchair Basketball coach.

Festival of sport brings communities together

More than 80 young people from across Sheffield joined a festival of sport at the weekend bringing together some of the city’s most disadvantaged communities. The event, a collaboration between several city-wide organisations and hosted at Sheffield University’s Goodwin Centre, featured a 5-aside football tournament, BMXing, grafitti workshops and film-making. The multi-sport festival was designed to give young people a chance to learn new skills and to improve links between communities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield boccia athlete celebrates olympics gold

Sheffield boccia athlete and radio presenter, Sam Hindley, has returned from the Special Olympics GB 40th Anniversary Games with both a gold and a silver medal. The games held at the University of Stirling, Scotland, has been the biggest sporting event of the year for people with intellectual disabilities and also marks the 50th anniversary of the worldwide Special Olympics movement. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!

Freestyle football comes to The Moor

World record beating freestyle footballer Dan Magness was in the streets of Sheffield showing off his skills and entertaining shoppers. Magness has won several Guinness world records for his freestyling moves. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Youdan Trophy football tournament underway

The Youdan Trophy has launched its fourth international youth football tournament in Sheffield with local and UK under 14s and under 16s academy teams competing with international visitors from Ireland, the USA and Oman. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to founder and director of the event Jock Waugh.

Sheffield fans disappointment after Croatia defeat

Thousands of football fans gathered at Devonshire Green on Wednesday night to watch England go down 2-1 to Croatia in the World Cup semi-final. The match was shown on a giant screen open to the public. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh asked fans for their reaction after the final whistle.

Cliffhanger returns to Sheffield

The festival of the outdoors is back in Sheffield with three days of action and adventure. The event will be held across city centre locations including the Peace Gardens, Tudor Square, Millennium Square and the Winter Gardens. Azz Mohamed reports for Sheffield Live!

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!