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!
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.
Para ice hockey club, the Sheffield Steelkings, have been awarded a national lottery grant to help with training and to encourage people with disability to take up the sport. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
City centre cycle racing has returned to Sheffield with roads closed in Arundel Gate, Tudor Square, Pinstone Street and Norfolk Street for the National Circuit Series grand prix. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
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.
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.
Boccia England’s Cup Play Offs North was held at Ponds Forge International on Saturday with participants competing to qualify for the final of the competition due to take place at the English Institute of Sports in May. Boccia England aims to promote participation in the sport and to help disabled athletes achieve their full potential. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
A youth football club in Burngreave has been granted funding to help tackle extremism and keep young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire has awarded £4,500 to Aden Steelers Football Club from his Community Grants Scheme. The club encourages young people in north east Sheffield to take part in sports activities. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
The week-long British Figure Skating Championship 2017 is being held at Ice Sheffield and will see top performers compete for UK titles and to stake their claim for a place at the Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to technical controller Ann Findley.
The Sheffield Sharks have announced they will extend captain Mike Tuck’s contract for the 2017/18 season but with an extra twist. The 6’7″ power forward has held the role of captain for the last five years and has recently been given a marketing role with the Sharks alongside his playing career. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!