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Sheffield children benefit from £40,000 investment in sporting activities

20 July, 2017

Sheffield City Trust (SCT) has announced a huge investment in initiatives to get the city’s children active this summer. SCT’s operating arm, SIV, will offer free swimming and skating lessons as part of a £40,000 fund aimed at getting hundreds of children playing sports and learning a new life skill. With children spending more time around swimming pools during the school holidays, Concord Sports Centre will run more than 100 hours of free swimming lessons throughout the summer to help improve safety around the water. Through the lessons, SIV are aiming to help as many kid...

Try Tai Chi with SIV!

6 June, 2017

Try Tai Chi with SIV! Residents of Sheffield can now try their hand at Tai Chi with Sheffield’s leading leisure operator, SIV. Provided as part of SIV’s Exercise Referral Scheme, Tai Chi classes offer a low-impact, relaxed approach to fitness aimed at improving balance, coordination, and strength. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow flowing movements and is widely practised around the world. Tai Chi is suitable for all ages and abilities as it does not put as much pressure on your bones and joints...

Take aim and vote at Tapton Golf Course

6 June, 2017

Take aim and vote at Tapton Golf Course It’s the latest in political opinion polls… As the General Election nears, golfers at a North Derbyshire golf course are being given a unique opportunity to indicate how they might vote.  Tapton Golf Course, at Chesterfield, operated by SIV, have installed voting target boards at the driving range representing the political parties – Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Other. Golfers can take aim for the party they will be voting for ahead of the General Election on Thursday 8 June. Matthew Orwin, golf manager at Tapto...

Safety and Security at our Venues

26 May, 2017

Following the tragic events this week in Manchester, we have reviewed our security arrangements and procedures across all SIV venues.  The safety and security of all our users remains our highest priority.  As we operate many of the city’s key venues, we are in regular liaison with officers from the government’s anti-terrorism unit as well as South Yorkshire Police to ensure we are constantly up to date with current security levels.  Key members of our venues teams have SIA (Security Industry Authority) training and qualifications, providing our teams with regular su...

Sheffield Health and Wellbeing charity reveals startling Sugar tax results

5 May, 2017

An innovative approach by a major leisure operator in the UK to introduce the government’s sugar tax initiative on unhealthy fizzy drinks has seen remarkable results.Health and wellbeing charity Sheffield City Trust, which operates 11 sports and leisure venues in Sheffield, confronted this major health challenge head on by adding a 20p charge to all drinks with added sugar sold at cafes and vending machines at its SIV leisure facilities.In less than nine months there has been an 11 per cent swing towards purchasing low and non-sugar drinks at a time when overall drinks sales increased. C...

Sheffield’s BME communities urged to attend screening

25 April, 2017

24 April 2016  Sheffield’s BME communities urged to attend screening Areas in Sheffield that have large BME communities have worryingly low cancer screening rates. Cancer screening is one of our strongest weapons in the fight against cancer.  The sooner the cancer is detected, the sooner the cancer treatment will start, and the more effective treatment will be.  Communities in Burngreave, Tinsley and Darnall, which have large black and minority ethnic communities, have been identified as areas where people are not attending cancer screening.  In addition, communit...

High flying Amelia excels thanks to sporting competition

21 April, 2017

A young girl from Sheffield is impressing sport coaches with her gymnastic talents having never tried the sport before. Amelia Davison, 6, from Chapeltown, was one of 10 youngsters to win SIV’s ‘Search for a Star’ competition after wowing judges with her entry video. She is now enjoying a year’s free coaching at Hillsborough Leisure Centre, where she is now familiarising herself with the gymnastics equipment. Aside from gymnastics, Amelia also takes part in street dance, swimming, karate and musical theatre Amelia’s mum, Katy, said: “Amelia has always ha...

Sheffield mum hails ‘brilliant’ sport and fitness accessibility scheme

3 April, 2017

A Sheffield mum-of-two has heaped praise on a health and fitness scheme which enables people with physical and learning disabilities, as well as mental health conditions, to take a family member, carer or friend to Sheffield sports venues as support for free. SIV, which runs many of the sports and leisure venues across Sheffield, recently revamped its ‘Plus One’ scheme, an initiative which gives people who need additional support when using an SIV venue due to a disability or a mental health condition the opportunity to take with them a family member, carer or friend when exercisi...

Run Blind Girl Run...

16 March, 2017

There will be thousands of runners in this year’s London Marathon but it’s a fair bet than none of them will have laughed as much in training as visually impaired Nicky Gardner from Sheffield and her guide Craig Rush. Nicky, 51 had only run on a treadmill until Craig, her fitness instructor at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre asked her:  “Why don’t you run outside?”  She replied “Who’s going to take me?” Craig, 46, went away and watched videos of blind runners and their guides saw how it was done and took Nicky out for a tr...

British Wheelchair Basketball announces intention to move Elite Training Centre to Sheffield

10 March, 2017

The preferred partner for the training hub of the GB wheelchair basketball performance teams has been announced with a potential move north to the English Institute of Sport Sheffield, operated by SIV, from September 2017.British Wheelchair Basketball’s Elite Training Centre is the base for the NGB’s innovative National Lottery funded centralised training programme. Following both GB teams’ outstanding success at the Rio Paralympics, the new Elite Training Centre will be crucial in underpinning their journey to achieve podium positions in Tokyo 2020.The centralised programme ...