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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...

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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...

World triathlete Paula aims to inspire women

6 July, 2015

A 57-year-old former accountant from Rotherham who qualified for a World Championship Triathlon in the USA is hoping to inspire more women to get into sport. Paula Fisher, from Whiston, came through qualifying races earlier this year and will now take part in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Chicago in September. Since getting into multi-sport events three years ago, Paula has used facilities such as the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EISS) and Ponds Forge International Sports Centre to gradually increase her fitness, enabling her to compete at a high level. She’s...

Team CP England Swimmers gather for training day at Ponds Forge

3 July, 2015

  Team CP England Swimmers gather for training day at Ponds Forge The 18 strong team of swimmers that have been selected to represent England in the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games are gathering for a team training day at Ponds Forge in Sheffield on the 4th July. The training day is organised ahead of the Games which are being held in Nottingham from the 6th – 16th August. The team, who are travelling from across the country, will get the chance to train together under the direction of their coaches; Paralympian and cerebral palsy swimmer Matt Walker, and Jill Stidever who won...

Gym changes during sports centre refurb

2 July, 2015

The next phase of work on a multi-million pound refurbishment project at Ponds Forge International Sports will start next week. A temporary Fitness Unlimited facility is being installed in the venue’s sports hall for members to use from 6 July to 20 September. The current gym will close for 11 weeks from Friday 3 July while work to install a state-of-the-art gym with large functional training zone and a new tiered spin studio takes places. Members changing areas will also be re-fitted creating more than 50 per cent more space. New showers and lockers will be installed and each changin...

“Disability doesn’t mean no ability” – meet the Sheffield fitness instructor

2 July, 2015

A group of disabled fitness instructors have become the first to join a new scheme in Sheffield encouraging other people with disabilities to get active. Sara Belshaw, Sancharie Sorefan and Scott Rotchell are part of the group who have started work placements with health and fitness charity, Sheffield City Trust, as part of the national InstructAbility course, which offers unemployed, disabled people the chance to train as gym instructors for free. The trio have completed their qualification and are now working at the Trust’s sport and leisure venues in Sheffield to engage more disable...