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Sporting history unveiled by Lord Mayor of Sheffield

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain (centre), unveils the Youdan Trophy in the presence of its sculptor, Graham Ibbeson (left), and Keith Hackett of You-Are-The-Ref.com

3 July 2015 Football fans have until Thursday, 30 July to catch a glimpse of a piece of Sheffield’s football heritage. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain, unveiled the Youdan Trophy at Sheffield Town Hall yesterday (Thursday, 2 July). The bronze statue is the work of Barnsley’s ‘people’s sculptor’ Graham Ibbeson, the man famed for his life-size Dickie ...

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Ponds Forge to undergo multi-million pound refurbishment

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre resized

4 June 2015 A state-of-the-art gym and brand new changing facilities will be introduced at one of Sheffield’s biggest leisure venues as part of a multi-million pound refurbishment. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, operated by not-for-profit organisation Sheffield City Trust (SCT), will be kitted out with the latest fitness equipment and its new spinning studio will make it one of ...

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Planning permission granted for first of city’s new football hubs

Tuesday 14 April 2015 A multi-million pound grassroots football project is set to get underway in Sheffield, after planning permission was granted for the first of the new pitches this afternoon. In what is the first scheme of its kind in the country, Sheffield City Council and The FA are set to invest around £9.6m in a new wave of ...

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Building work begins on new £16m Graves leisure venue

Councillor Isobel Bowler and colleagues from partner organisations mark the start of construction work at the new Graves leisure venue.
L-R:  Alistair Copeland, of Sport England, Dr Robert Copeland, of NCSEM, Coun Isobel Bowler, Kelvin Pollard, Construction Director of BAM, Andy Smithson, Project Manager of BAM and Kamran Tirmizey, of Places for People Leisure.

Tuesday 17 March 2015 It was hard hats at the ready today as building work officially began on a new £16m redevelopment at Graves tennis and leisure centre in the south of Sheffield. In what is the biggest investment in leisure facilities in the city in the last 20 years, two new state-of-the-art leisure venues are now under construction both ...

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Building work commences on new leisure venue for north of city

Artist's impression of North Active leisure centre

Tuesday 10 March 2015   Construction work has now begun on the new £7m “North Active” sports 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. Operator Places for People Leisure was selected earlier this year ...

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Cool Sheffield councillor’s a good sport

Skater Judith Annette, Mandy Parker, general manager of iceSheffield, Councillor Isobel Bowler, coach Nancy Pattison and skater Abigail Weldon.

Tuesday 10 March 2015 A Sheffield City Council member skated into action to encourage more local women and girls to get involved in sport and physical activity. Councillor Isobel Bowler, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, took part in an ice skating lesson at iceSheffield to show her support for This Girl Can. This Girl Can is a national ...

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