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New football facility dedicated in honour of former councillor

Isobel's husband Richard Taylor receives engraved spade at ground-breaking ceremony

Friday 3 March 2017 It’s the third “Parklife” football facility to be created in Sheffield, as part of a national partnership with The FA. And today a groundbreaking ceremony took place at the new football hub and community fitness facility on the site of the former Westfield school in Westfield Crescent, Mosborough, which will be officially named the Isobel Bowler ...

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Visitor numbers soar at new leisure centres

The new swimming pool at Thorncliffe Leisure Centre

22 February 2017 New figures have revealed massive increases in participation rates at Sheffield’s new state-of-the-art leisure centres. Graves Health and Sports Centre and Thorncliffe Leisure Centre both opened last year, operated by Places for People Leisure (P4P) in partnership with Sheffield City Council. P4P has also carried out a near-£1m transformation of Wisewood Sports Centre, in Laird Road, Wadsley, ...

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Special Olympics National Games mural set to be launched in Sheffield

Special Olympics mural - resized

14 February 2017 A special piece of artwork and outdoor mural to celebrate Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield in August 2017 is being unveiled today in Sheffield City Centre. This very exciting and ground breaking collaboration between professional Sheffield digital artist Greg Harris, local art students with intellectual (learning) disability and athletes from Special Olympics GB sees famous Sheffield ...

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Sheffield’s golden girl Grace is new Sheffield legend

Golden girl Grace Clough reveals her Sheffield Legend star

Thursday 22 December 2016 A gold-winning athlete from this summer’s Rio games was honoured by her home city – by becoming the 20th person to receive a Sheffield Legends star outside the Town Hall today. Former High Storrs pupil Grace Clough, aged 25, won Paralympic gold in the mixed coxed fours rowing team in Rio in September and was in ...

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England’s second FA football hub opens at Sheffield sports centre


3 December 2016 Our city is known as the birthplace of football. And that sporting heritage was built upon again today (Saturday, 3 December) with the opening of England’s second Parklife grassroots football hub. New facilities at St George’s Park Thorncliffe, in High Green, are part of The FA’s scheme to address poor facilities in grassroots football and an example ...

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Boxer Kell Brook opens revamped Wisewood Sports Centre

Kell Brook packs a punch with the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Denise Fox

23 November 2016 A sports centre which underwent a near-£1m transformation has now been officially opened to the public by Sheffield’s champion boxer Kell Brook. Wisewood Sports Centre, in Laird Road, Wadsley, has been overhauled by operator Places for People Leisure (P4P), which also runs Sheffield’s newly-built leisure centres at Graves and Thorncliffe. The old gym floor has been expanded ...

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British Figure Skating Championships return to iceSheffield

2015 Senior Men's Champion, Phillip Harris

Brush up on your Bolero – because Britain’s brightest skating talents will return to iceSheffield for the 2016 British Figure Skating Championships at the end of the month.   Hundreds of figure skaters will be heading to Sheffield from 29 November to 4 December, with Britain’s best all skating to be crowned champion in their respective categories. The competition, which covers all ...

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Graves Health and Sports Centre is new home for Olympian

Olympic medallist Bryony Page with coach Paul Greaves, Janet Crowther and Lucy Horan, at Graves Health and Sports Centre

Friday 4 November 2016 There’s a spring in the step at Sheffield’s newly developed Graves Health and Sports Centre as they welcome Olympic Trampoline Silver Medallist, Bryony Page to her new training home. Page, who took the trampolining silver medal for Team GB in Rio this June, made the move to Graves following the opening of a brand new gymnastics ...

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Sheffield kicks off grassroots hub programme

New FA grassroots football hub at Graves in Sheffield

Wednesday 26 October 2016 Sports Minister Tracey Crouch and Sport England Chairman, Nick Bitel have joined FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn and Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox to officially open the country’s first Parklife grassroots football hub at Graves in Sheffield. The Parklife Football Hubs Programme is part of The FA’s bold plan to address poor facilities in ...

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New £7million Leisure Centre set for June opening

Thorncliffe Health & Leisure Centre is nearing completion.

Tuesday 15 March 2016 State of the art, new Thorncliffe Health and Leisure Centre in High Green, Sheffield will open its doors to the public on Wednesday 1 June. The £7million development will incorporate a 6 lane x 25m swimming pool plus dedicated learner pool, a major fitness suite and studio plus specialist health and research facilities as part of ...

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Sheffield to host BUCS Nationals for further 3 years

BUCS Nationals runners lining up for the 60m heats at EIS Sheffield

Friday 19 February 2016 British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) has agreed a deal with the City of Sheffield to host the BUCS Nationals in Sheffield for a further three years. The agreement which includes the 2016 BUCS Nationals, starting today, is signed in conjunction with a city partnership consisting of Sheffield City Council, Sheffield International Venues (SIV), Sheffield University and ...

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Pioneering football scheme set to grow

The FA chairman Greg Dyke and Cllr Isobel Bowler at the Thorncliffe site where one of the first Parklife football hubs will open

24 November 2015 A national Football Association (FA) grassroots scheme, in which Sheffield is leading the way nationally, is set to take a further step forward. In what is the first of such partnerships in the country, Sheffield City Council has teamed up with The FA to invest in a number of new football hubs across the city, in a ...

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Sheffield set to host 2016 Olympic trials

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre

19 November 2015 Britain’s best divers will arrive in Sheffield next summer – with their only aim to secure their place on the plane to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games. The British Diving Championships 2016 will take place at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre from 10 to 12 June and will see Olympic nominations up for grabs. The ...

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Half term sporting fun kicks off

Activity Sheffield generic

27 October 2015 From ghost walks to bug hunting, traditional crafts to rounders, children from across the city are invited to take part in Activity Sheffield sessions throughout the school half-term holiday. Following on from the successful “Your Summer Holiday in the Park” events which were held during the summer break, Activity Sheffield is continuing to make the most of ...

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