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National public health charity supports charge on sugary drinks

15 August, 2016

A leading national public health charity has given its backing to a move by Sheffield City Trust (SCT) to introduce a charge on unhealthy fizzy drinks. The UK Health Forum has welcomed the decision made by the health and wellbeing charity, SCT, to add 20p to the cost of all drinks with added sugar sold at cafes and vending machines in its 11 SIV leisure facilities. The not-for-profit trust became the first of its kind in the UK to introduce a charge on unhealthy sugary drinks last month. Every penny raised contributes to the organisation’s Health Fund which will invest in obesity and ...

Venue first as rink hosts global ball hockey championships

12 August, 2016

A Sheffield ice rink swapped pucks for balls when it hosted an international sporting event for hundreds of competitors from all over the world. iceSheffield’s Olympic-standard competition pad was replaced by dry, hard flooring for the International Street and Ball Hockey Federation (ISBHF) 2016 World Junior Championships. Eighteen teams and 600 players and coaches took part in the tournament held over seven days at iceSheffield, which is operated by SIV, bringing more than £750,000 to the local economy. Ball hockey, a team sport played all over the world, is a variation of ice ...

Councillor gets a move on at Moorfoot

12 August, 2016

Sheffield councillor Cate McDonald made her move by testing out a new fitness facility at The Moorfoot Building.  Cllr McDonald tried out a Stretch and Core class in the Health and Wellbeing Space at Sheffield City Council’s Moorfoot office. SIV runs a range of weekly fitness sessions at a subsidised rate for council staff before and after work and during lunchtime from the office building on The Moor. Employees can take part in classes including Body Conditioning, Yoga, Zumba, HIIT Training and Boxing Circuit. The health and wellbeing programme is being delivered by SIV in part...

Olympic Legacy Park celebrated in London 2012

5 August, 2016

Sheffield’s Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) has been included in a national report celebrating the impact of London 2012 on sport and healthy living, economic growth and community cohesion. The OLP - which is set to become an internationally recognised centre for health, wellbeing and innovation – is featured in the Government’s Inspired by 2012: The legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games report. Published by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport ahead of Rio 2016, it recognises the OLP as an example of legacy best practice, bringing together elite, professional and co...

Olympic training facilities inspire 02 conference

3 August, 2016

A team from leading mobile phone and broadband provider 02 were going for gold with a unique event at the home of Olympic and world champions. The group of 115 staff from 02’s national online division hosted its quarterly conference in the Indoor Athletics Arena at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield). Delegates listened to a motivational speech by Sydney rowing gold medallist, Ben Hunt-Davis, on the same track where Olympians including Jessica Ennis-Hill have been preparing for the Rio Games. The conference was designed around EIS Sheffield’s pole vault, hig...

Sheffield selected to host key national swimming events

26 July, 2016

Sheffield’s world-class aquatics venue has been chosen to host the two biggest events in the domestic swimming calendar next year. Ponds Forge International Sports Centre’s Olympic-size 50m pool will stage the 2017 British Swimming Championships and British Para-Swimming International Meet. Britain’s best swimmers and para-swimmers with ambitions of competing at their respective World Championships in 2017 will converge on Sheffield for ten days of competition next April. The British Championships, taking place from 18 to 23 April, will be used as the British sel...

Leisure operator to become first in UK to introduce sugar tax

21 July, 2016

The health and wellbeing charity which operates 11 sports and leisure venues in Sheffield is set to lead the UK by being the first to introduce the government’s sugar tax initiative on unhealthy fizzy drinks.In a ground-breaking move, Sheffield City Trust is adding a 20p charge to all drinks with added sugar sold at cafes and vending machines in its SIV leisure facilities.SIV, part of the not-for-profit Sheffield City Trust, will reinvest every penny in obesity and diabetes prevention programmes for young people, pledging a minimum of £25,000 to the initiative. In May 2016, the cha...

Charity smiling after SIV’s serves up £2,000 donation

20 July, 2016

A donation of more than £2,000 has bought a smile to the face of a charity which helps disabled and disadvantaged children to enjoy sport. SIV raised £2,445 for A Smile for a Child with a raffle and auction at its Annual Awards evening held at Sheffield City Hall. 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 facilities for sport and leisure activities. Raffle prizes included a night in the penthouse suite at the Copthorne Hotel, tickets to Leeds Festival and an ev...

Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport

18 July, 2016

A glittering gala dinner at the home of Sheffield’s Olympic and world champions will celebrate the city’s past, present and future sporting success. More than 1,000 guests, including stars from the world of sport such as IBF welterweight champion, Kell Brook, are expected to attend Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport. The inaugural Olympic Legacy Park event, will take place in the centre of the Indoor Athletics Arena at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield on Wednesday 5 October. This will be the first time a gala dinner has been hosted on the same track where...

Help Sheffield health project win National Lottery funding

7 July, 2016

A city healthy-living initiative has been nominated for a National Lottery award and is calling on the people of Sheffield to help it win!The SIV, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United ‘Steel City Fit Club’ is battling it out with six other organisations from across the UK to be named Best Sport Project after reaching the finals of the prestigious National Lottery Awards.The innovative project beat off stiff competition from more than 600 applicants to reach the voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards and the chance to win £3,000.The winner will also rece...