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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...

Sheffield on its marks for Move More Month

28 June, 2016

On your marks, get set…!Thousands of people across Sheffield are gearing up to take part in a world-first programme which is aiming to get the city on the move in the run up to the Rio Olympics.The inaugural Move More Month kicks off this Friday, 1 July, with a range of free and discounted activities designed to encourage the people of Sheffield to get active and record their physical activity.Movements can be logged on smart phones by a free Move More Sheffield app. Once downloaded, the app will automatically track activity and clock up users’ Move More Minutes, for each minute o...

Sheffield health and wellbeing champion honoured at SIV awards

28 June, 2016

A Sheffield-based exercise instructor has been honoured for his outstanding commitment to improving the lives of people with chronic health conditions.Richard Archer, 45, who helps run the Exercise Referral Scheme at Concord Sports Centre, in Shiregreen, was named health and wellbeing champion at a special awards event hosted by SIV at Sheffield City Hall.SIV is the operating name of Sheffield City Trust - the health and wellbeing charity which runs sports and leisure venues across Sheffield including Concord, Hillsborough Leisure Centre and the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffi...

Sheffield trampolining gymnasts qualify for NDP Finals

10 June, 2016

Eleven Sheffield gymnasts have qualified for the 2016 Trampoline and Tumbling National Development Plan (NDP) final in Telford.The youngsters, who train at SIV’s Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Concord Sports Centre and Springs Leisure, will represent the city at the NDP event at the International Centre from 8 to 10 July. It follows a regional qualification event in Birmingham.Eliza Clarke, level 2, and Elizabeth Tingle, level 3, will be competing in the 9-10W group, Eliza Saxton, level 8, Mikaela O’Sullivan, level 2, Millie Evans, level 4 and...

SIV shortlisted for leisure industry ‘Oscar’

19 May, 2016

Sheffield leisure operator SIV has been nominated for a prestigious national award. SIV, which is part of the not-for-profit Sheffield City Trust, has been shortlisted in the Operator of the Year category at the ukactive Flame Awards 2016. SIV operates facilities including Ponds Forge International Sports Centre and Hillsborough Leisure Centre, both celebrating their 25th birthdays this year, the English Institute of Sport Sheffield and Concord Sports Centre. The city leisure operator was recognised for its innovative projects to get more people more active and provide pathways so they stay...

Red v Blue battle to celebrate steel city’s football fitness scheme

17 May, 2016

Football fans from rival Sheffield clubs will come together at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield) for an event celebrating the success of a city fitness scheme.Sheffield United and Wednesday fans will go head-to-head in the special Red v Blue tournament at EIS Sheffield on Saturday 21 May.The challenge is the culmination of the latest Steel City Fit Club (FC) programme – a 12-week course of low-impact, football-related fitness sessions for people across Sheffield who want to get more physically active.Steel City FC launched in 2015 and is being run by SIV, which is ...