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Leisure operator brings £30m to city economy

28 August, 2015

Leisure operator brings £30m to city economy  A programme of major events including Lady GaGa, The British Juggling Convention, Derren Brown and SIBA BeerX brought £30million to the Sheffield economy, new figures have shown. The Sheffield City Trust (SCT) Group, which operates venues including Sheffield City Hall, the Motorpoint Arena and Ponds Forge ISC, hosted 1,500 events in 2014/15. The conferences, banquets, sporting and music events attracted 1.4 million spectators to Sheffield, generating 210,000 bed-nights in the city and achieving an economic impact of over &poun...

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Sheffield chaplain to swim the channels for charity

17 August, 2015

A Church Minister who is aiming to complete two gruelling swimming challenges for charity has praised a Sheffield sports centre for aiding his training. Alistair Beattie, 41, of Arbourthorne, Sheffield, is currently training to swim the English Channel, a straight line distance of approximately 21 miles, to raise money for Links International, a charity that provides safe water solutions for communities in the developing world. Alistair trains in the pool at Ponds Forge International Centre, which is operated by Sheffield City Trust (SCT), up to five times per week, combined with further tra...

Trampolining star Bryony’s high hopes for Rio

5 August, 2015

Rio 2016 will commence just under a year today on August 5 2016, and to mark the milestone, Grass Roots has teamed up with Sheffield City Trust (SCT) to take a closer look at some of the Sheffield-based athletes with hopes of representing Team GB at next year’s Games.First up in our ‘Ones to Watch’ is trampolining star Bryony Page.She trains up to eight times a week and has been crowned British Champion twice in two years, but recent University of Sheffield graduate Bryony Page is still not taking anything for granted ahead of qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Orig...

Sports campaign encourages girls to hit the golf course

5 August, 2015

A campaign to get more women and girls involved in sport and exercise has seen scores of Sheffield females take to the golf course. More than 30 women teed off at Beauchief Golf Course’s free give it a go session organised as part of This Girl Can. It was one of a series of free, female-only sports sessions put on by course operator Sheffield City Trust (SCT) – a charity working to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. It comes as the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and the amateur golf governing bodies England Golf and the Scottish Golf Union launch #ThisGirl...

Weather presenter Kerrie backs This Girl Can

4 August, 2015

An ITV weather presenter swapped the TV studio for a golf course to show her support for the This Girl Can campaign. Sheffield’s Kerrie Gosney, who presents the weather on a number of ITV’s northern channels, was introduced to golf by former European Tour golfer Fame Tate during a one-to-one lesson at Tapton Golf Course in Chesterfield. Kerrie, 40, of Fulwood, Sheffield, said: “I’m delighted to be an advocate for This Girl Can as it’s a fantastic campaign and I think any project that encourages women to ‘do’ should be celebrated. “Golf is a sp...

Female sports campaign fits the bill for businesswoman Suzanne

28 July, 2015

One of the Sheffield City Region’s most high profile businesswomen has given her backing to a campaign encouraging more women and girls to get involved in sport. Suzanne Liversidge, a partner at top city law firm Kennedys, has recently taken up fitness training and, as part of This Girl Can, is hoping to inspire other females to follow in her footsteps. The former president of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce demonstrated her new found sports skills during a special session in the gym at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. This Girl Can is a Sport England campaign which is being...

Colin Fry Reschedules City Hall Date Due to Illness

22 July, 2015

Colin Fry’s performance in Sheffield City Hall’s Memorial Hall on Thursday 23rd July 2015 has unfortunately been rescheduled due to illness. The show will now take place on Tuesday 29th September 2015. Popular medium and television personality Fry has been forced to take this regrettable action due to a chest infection. This, in addition to the effects of Colin’s terminal lung cancer, has made the performance tomorrow impossible. Colin is one of the world’s most recognised spiritualist mediums and healers. His 6ixth Sense tour follows his popular Living TV series &l...

British Championship gold for iceSheffield novice ice skater

21 July, 2015

A South Yorkshire school girl has become British champion just five years after taking her first steps on the ice. Lucy Hancock, 12, won gold at the British Solo Dance Championships, which were held at her home rink, iceSheffield, in the basic novice level category. She also placed first with Dillon Erdhardt in the solo dance couples category at the same competition. iceSheffield skaters picked up four more medals at the event - Gabriella Ducker won gold in Primary Ladies Solo Dance, Beginner Couples Elena Whalley and Billy Darren Wilson-French won silver and Alice Gavin and Dominic Barter ...

Derby golf course set for major investment after contract award

20 July, 2015

Major investment, cheaper rounds and new membership packages are on the cards from today (Monday, 20 July) at a Derby golf course. 7 Hills Leisure Trust, part of the Sheffield City Trust Group has been awarded the management, operation and development contract for the 18-hole Sinfin Golf Course, home of Derby Golf Club. The new operator, which already runs four other golf courses in Chesterfield and Sheffield, will invest a six figure sum in upgrading the 6,185 yards course and its facilities as part of a 15 year deal. 7 Hills Leisure Trust will introduce cheaper rounds during the week as w...

Retired couple boost fitness through charity’s GP referral scheme

13 July, 2015

Six years ago Willis Thompson’s heart condition left him struggling to do daily activities without feeling tired and becoming breathless. Now, the 67-year-old attends weekly gym, aerobics and circuit classes at Ponds Forge and has also taken up swimming at the leisure venue. Willis, of Hackenthorpe, underwent surgery to relieve his dilated cardiomyopathy. When he returned from hospital, his GP signed him up to Sheffield City Trust’s (SCT) Exercise Referral Scheme, along with wife Kathleen, now 64, who was suffering with arthritis. The award-winning scheme, which has transformed ...

Community Programme Launches Walking Football

9 July, 2015

The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme (SWFCCP) has a launched a new football project aimed at people over 50. The initiative, ‘Walking Football’, is designed to help people keep active and is aimed at getting those back to playing football who had to stop due to injury. Walking football is non-contact and anyone that sprints, runs or jogs whilst the ball is in play will be penalised with a free-kick awarded to the other team. Working in partnership with Sheffield International Venues and the Sheffield and Hallamshire FA, two locations in the North and South of the City h...