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Legacy Park artwork brings new look to Sheffield’s East End

29 January, 2016

Legacy Park artwork brings new look to Sheffield’s East End There’s a new look in Sheffield’s East End as the city’s Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) starts to take shape. Artwork has been installed around the unique London 2012 legacy project, which is set to become an internationally recognised centre for health, wellbeing and innovation. It can be seen along the front of the site on Attercliffe Common and showcases the venues and activities that will take place on the OLP when it’s fully operational in 2017. Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Res...

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Fans celebrate fitness scheme success with celebratory event

26 January, 2016

An event to celebrate the success of the first of four programmes set up to get more inactive Sheffield football fans into sport and physical activity has taken place. A celebratory ‘RED v BLUE’ event was held at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield to mark the success of the first ‘Steel City Fit Club’ programme, which was run by SIV and will be followed by three more 12-week courses. The event included table tennis sessions and other physical activities. SIV is part of the not-for-profit organisation Sheffield City Trust (SCT), which has the primary objective of...

Jessica’s Rio dreams on track after training facility investment

25 January, 2016

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill’s Rio 2016 preparations are on track following a major upgrade of training facilities at the English Institute of Sport - Sheffield (EIS Sheffield). Venue operator, SIV, UK Sport and Sport England have jointly invested in a new Olympic-standard 130m sprint track in the Athletics Arena at EIS Sheffield – where Jess trains under coach, Toni Minichiello. To support Jessica and her fellow British athletes, the six-lane track has been re-laid with a high-tech material to simulate the conditions they will be competing on at the Rio 2016 Ga...

Wildcats get active with free roller hockey sessions

19 January, 2016

Wildcats get active with free roller hockey sessions A series of free beginner roller skating and roller hockey sessions are being held in Sheffield to get more young people playing the sport. SIV has teamed up with the Sheffield Wildcats Roller Hockey Club to put on the weekly starter training sessions for city school children at Concord Sports Centre. The sessions are funded by the Big Lottery Fund #wildcatsgetactive initiative. SIV is part of the not-for-profit Sheffield City Trust (SCT) whose primary objective is to improve the health and wellbeing of Sheffield people by providing facili...

Sheffield health patients celebrated at UK-first facility

22 December, 2015

Sheffield health patients celebrated at UK-first facility A group of Sheffield patients who have turned their lives around through exercise have been celebrated at a special event. The 14 Exercise Referral patients who use Concord Sports Centre’s fitness facilities to improve their health were invited for a VIP tour of the venue’s new National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM). Their photos and inspirational stories appear throughout the UK-first NCSEM, which opened at Concord in September. It has been designed to bring together clinical services, sport and exercis...

Golden girl celebrated with third Hall of Champions honour

18 December, 2015

Sheffield golden girl Jessica Ennis-Hill has been honoured by the city’s sports venue where she trains with a special event celebrating her World Championships success. The Olympic heptathlon champion has been re-inducted into the Hall of Champions at the English Institute of Sport – Sheffield (EIS Sheffield). The 29-year-old already appeared on the wall of fame at EIS Sheffield after winning gold at London 2012 and World Championship gold in 2009. But she was honoured for a third time having triumphed at the 2015 World Athletics Championships, in Beijing, where she recorded 6,...

Rebecca Ferguson Reschedules City Hall Performance

17 December, 2015

Rebecca Ferguson's scheduled performance at Sheffield City Hall on Wednesday 10th February 2016 has been postponed. A rescheduled performance will take place on Friday 11th November 2016. All tickets remain valid for the new date. Customers who cannot attend the new date should contact their point of purchase for a refund. The following is a statement from Rebecca Ferguson: "Hi, I hope you are all good. I have been working on my new album and it is sounding great! I am so pleased with how it's all going. It's almost complete - I can't wait for you to hear it and to perform it live. I ...

Bryony bags Rio 2016 spot for Team GB

10 December, 2015

Bryony bags Rio 2016 spot for Team GB Sheffield-based trampoline star Bryony Page has secured one of two places for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Bryony, 24, who trains at Hillsborough Leisure Centre, earned the spot for Great Britain after making the world final in Denmark. She finished fifth at the 2015 Trampoline, Tumbling and Double-Mini Trampoline World Championships. Kat Driscoll placed seventh making it the first time GB have earned two female trampoline spots at an Olympics. University of Sheffield graduate Bryony, originally from Cheshire, is a European and World team gol...

Experienced marketer makes move to city leisure charity

8 December, 2015

Experienced marketer makes move to city leisure charity Leisure charity Sheffield City Trust (SCT) has appointed Stuart Ridley as its new head of marketing and communications. Stuart, who has more than 15 years industry experience working for major national brands including Thorntons, Stanley Black and Decker, McCain Foods and Heinz, joins from The Kings Foundation where he was head of marketing. He will be responsible for the implementation of new marketing strategies, customer relationship management, digital marketing, brand communications and social media across the SCT group. Stuart,&nb...

Ice, ice babies!

7 December, 2015

Ice, ice babies! There are pen-grins on ice at a parent and toddler skating club in Sheffield this Christmas! iceSheffield, based on Coleridge Road, in Attercliffe, is offering under-fours the chance to get skating with its popular parent and toddler Penguin Club. Exclusive to iceSheffield, it gives tots aged 18 months to four years the opportunity to set foot on the ice and learn key skills such as balance, coordination and confidence this festive season. Little ones take part in 30-minute weekly lessons with penguin skating aids, hockey sticks and interactive toys. Tony Richardson, 46, of...

City leisure trust first to achieve top energy efficiency certificate

7 December, 2015

A Sheffield leisure charity has become the first in the UK to be awarded a prestigious energy efficiency certificate. The Sheffield City Trust (SCT) Group, which operates 17 sports and entertainment facilities, including Sheffield City Hall and the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield) has been accredited with the ISO 50001 energy certificate. It is the first sports and leisure trust in the country to achieve the energy standard, and follows on from the Trust’s achievement of the Carbon Trust Standard in 2014 – which was also a first by a sports and leisure trust. I...