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Olympic Legacy Park development enters final lap

The Olympic Legacy Park from above

Councillors have given the green light for a grandstand finish at the Olympic Legacy Park with a promise: “the best is yet to come”. Sheffield City Council, working closely with the Rt Hon Richard Caborn, has already spearheaded a new Academy, UTC, artificial 3G floodlit pitch and an impressive community park complete with run route, with Sheffield Eagles now confirmed ...

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Successful first year at Graves Health and Sports Centre

Graves - Newsroom size

30 August 2017 This Friday, 1 September, will mark the first anniversary of the new Graves Health and Sports Centre. Works began in April 2015 to transform the former Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre in to the £16m-state-of-the-art health facility. Funding was provided by organisations including Sheffield City Council, Sport England, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), British Gymnastics, National Centre of Sport and ...

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Sheffield celebrates Special Olympics’ athletes

Local athlete Alex Thompson helped light the Olympic torch at the Special Olympics opening ceremony at Bramall Lane

29 August 2017 Following the success of the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games, which saw more than 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities compete in Sheffield earlier this month, the Lord Mayor will be hosting a reception at the Town Hall on Thursday 31 August. The 2017 Special Olympics Games was country’s disability sporting event of the year. It showcased ...

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Tickets now available for star-studded Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

James Toseland with Special Olympics athletes

28 June 2016 Release originally published by Special Olympics Great Britain Special Olympics GB has announced the Opening Ceremony ticket sale arrangements and entertainment line-up. Iconic singer Tony Hadley will be headlining the Opening Ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 8 August at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium. The show will be hosted by three big-name stars – Downton Abbey’s ...

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City-wide investment in tennis adds to ace summer of sport

Councillor Mary Lea and Jeff Hunter, managing director of Parks Tennis, at the revamped courts in Hillsborough Park

27 June 2017 Tennis courts across Sheffield have been revamped for all to play on, thanks to investment from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and Parks Tennis. In what is the biggest investment in tennis in parks for any city in the country, courts at nine sites have been created, or else brought back into use after becoming, in many ...

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Sheffield swimmer makes waves in run up to Special Olympics

Robert and Megan Hattersley

23 June 2017 A Sheffield swimmer is making waves in the run up to the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games and training harder than ever in a bid to win more medals. “When I’m in the water I feel free”. That’s the effect swimming has on 27-year-old Special Olympics athlete and wheelchair user, Megan Hattersley, of Wadsley Bridge. ...

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Run Routes – meet leader Laura Inglis

Laura Inglis leading a run group in Bradfield

1 June 2017 “Running is a fabulous thing to do in Sheffield – and the new Run Routes make it even better.” That’s the view of Laura Inglis, 31, a qualified running coach who will be leading sessions on the new Run Routes at various locations across the city. Laura, who lives in Crookes, organises runs at Shire Brook nature ...

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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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