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!
Slavisa Jakanovic spoke to Sheffield Live! following his appointment as Blades manager, taking over from Chris Wilder. After the disappointment of relegation Blades fans will be hoping Jokanovic can take the team back into the Premiership . Azz Mohammed reports.
With Spring arriving Love to Ride South Yorkshire is encouraging people to get on their bikes for better mental and physical health. Sheffield Live spoke to David Bocking from Love to Ride in South Yorkshire about the Ride it Out campaign. Azz Mohammed reports.
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!