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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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Hundreds of children come together for mass skipping event

Fern Howard and Beth Crolla, both nine, from Anns Grove Primary School

Children from seven schools across Sheffield took part in a mass skipping event at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre today (Thursday 22 October). The event, which followed individual skipping days at the schools held over the past month, was organised by Activity Sheffield in conjunction with Jump Rope UK, a national body which promotes skipping as a good way to ...

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Pioneering sport and exercise medicine facilities officially opened

Official opening of National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) at Concord Sports Centre, Sheffield by Sir Andrew Cash and Rt Hon Richard Caborn with Eileen Cooper, a patient on Concord’s exercise referral scheme

17 September 2015 A health facility created with Olympic Legacy funding was officially opened by former Sports Minister Richard Caborn today (Thursday 17 September). New facilities at Concord Sports Centre, as part of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) bring together clinical services, sport and exercise specialists and health professionals to make it easier for physical activity ...

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Revamped courts launched as part of successful city tennis programme

Jeff Hunter (former professional player and MD of Premier Tennis) and Sam Salt (head coach at Graves Tennis Centre) take on junior players Conor Tordoff and Joseph Newman-Billington at the revamped courts at High Hazels Park

14 September 2015 Revamped tennis courts have been officially opened at High Hazels Park in the north of Sheffield, as part of the city’s new tennis programme. The new courts were launched by Clive Betts MP, ward councillors and representatives from the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), Premier Tennis and Places for People at an event and exhibition match on Saturday, ...

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Building work well underway on new leisure venue for north of city

Construction underway at North Active - resized

 7 August 2015 Construction work is now well underway on the new £7m Thorncliffe Leisure Centre development in High Green. This development at Thorncliffe Recreation Ground, along with the new Graves project in the south of Sheffield, will be the first leisure developments in the city in a decade. Building work is being carried out by Kier Construction. Councillor Isobel ...

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Junior football club set to move into new home

30 July 2015 They call it the beautiful game – and after playing in a number of the city’s parks for three decades, a junior football club is now set to have a beautiful new home of its own. Following an open advert seeking expressions of interest from football clubs for the Steel City Sports Ground in Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield ...

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Sheffield FC – coming home to where it all began

Chairman of Sheffield FC Richard Tims, Leader of Sheffield City Council Julie Dore and Councillor Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for neighbourhoods

Football is coming home to Sheffield. Sheffield FC, the world’s first football club, is returning to the city at the Olive Grove Sports ground where the founders of Club developed the first set of rules and played their first games of football on the fields back in 1857. The move to where it all began, which spawned the modern game ...

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Sheffield Grand Prix 2015 – interview with Gary Clifton

Tom Scully took the top prize at the fourth annual Sheffield Grand Prix, which took place in the city centre on Wednesday 22 July. Around 7,000 people turned out to enjoy the British Cycling Elite Circuit Series race, which took in a route around Pinstone Street, Furnival Gate, Arundel Gate and Surrey Street. An event village, complete with stalls, refreshments, children’s ...

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Sports manager appointed at new-look Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre

Alasdair Ford

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre, which is operated by Places for People Leisure in partnership with Sheffield City Council, has appointed a new sports manager. Alasdair Ford, who will be based at the new £16m leisure centre in the south of the city to develop  tennis and gymnastics provision, has more then 20 years experience in the leisure industry, including tennis coaching ...

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