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.
Jos Luhukay’s first match in charge of the Owls ended on a positive start with a goalless draw at Bramall Lane on Friday night. Sheffield Wednesday took a point from the match despite going down to ten men in the second half. Owls captain Glenn Loovens was sent off for a second bookable offence but the Blades, who won 4-2 at Hillsborough in September, could not make the breakthrough. After the game, both managers spoke to Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh.
Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, spoke to Sheffield Live! ahead of the huge derby fixture at Bramall Lane against city rivals Sheffield Wednesday. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Former Sheffield player, now pundit, Jon Newsome and Radio Sheffield’s Rob Staton join Alan Biggs for the first live show of 2018.
Sheffield United youngster, David Brook has been selected to join the Wales national team for the forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches in October against Georgia and the Republic of Ireland. It’s the twenty year old’s first international call up. Blades manager Chris Wilder has been full of praise for Brook and said the youngster is very much his plan for the future.
David Brooks is ready to play a big part for Sheffield United in the coming football season according to Blades skipper Billy Sharp. Academy star Brooks who appeared for England under 19s this summer has joined the United first team squad and scored four goals in pre-season matches. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield United footballers Billy Sharp and Jake Eastwood joined Special Olympics Team GB footballers at Meadowhall in the build-up to the games. The Blades stars took penalties, posed for selfies and played head tennis with fans and Special Olympic athletes. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
A group of young Sheffield cancer patients have been taking part in a football competition for cancer awareness and fundraising. The charity event aimed to dispel the myth that enjoying life and playing sports must come to an end with a cancer diagnosis. Competitors took part in six-aside tournament, in which all teams had at least one person with cancer or having survived the illness. The event was organised by Clic Sargent and the Sheffield United Community Foundation. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Blades boss Chris Wilder was appointed last summer to spearhead United’s promotion campaign after the team’s six years in League One. Wilder came with a strong pedigree after winning League Two with Northampton Town last year. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Wilder before the Blades’ victory parade.
Thousands of people lined the streets to watch Sheffield United’s open-top bus parade in celebration of their League One title win. The victory parade began at Bramall Lane before the players boarded the bus and made their way through the city centre with the team later taking to the balcony of the town hall. The team gained 100 points en route to clinching the title, bringing to an end a six-year stint in the third tier of English football much to the relief of Co-owner Kevin McCabe. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!