Community 28.09.18

Sheffield sporting stars – shortlist announced!

Stars such as Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Grace Clough, Johnny Nelson, Mike Tuck and Ross Wilson are confirmed guests for the second staging of Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport, taking place on Thursday 4 October at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield.
Nominated individuals, groups or teams in the Sheffield City Region are as follows:
Young Sports Performer 2018 – sponsored by Hallam FM

  • Maisie Bond, the youngest member of the Swim England Diving Squad, who medalled in every diving competition she entered in 2017 and 2018
  • Yasmin Harper, a junior springboard diver from the City of Sheffield Diving Club, who represented Great Britain at the World Junior Diving Championships in 2018
  • Liam Kirk, the first English born and trained ice hockey player to be drafted into the National Hockey League (NHL) who has represented England and GB at elite levels

Disabled Sports Performer 2018 – sponsored by Sheffield Assay Office

  • Jack Hunter-Spivey, GB Paralympic table tennis player who is currently UK number one in his classification and is in the world’s top three, with 10 British titles to his name
  • Jack Shephard, Para-badminton World Champion who won gold at both the 2016 European Championships and the 2017 World Championships
  • Ross Wilson, GB Paralympic table tennis player who has medalled countless times in the past two years, including at the 2016 Rio Paralympics, the 2017 European Championships and the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Senior Sports Performer 2018 – sponsored by Burley Financial Services

  • Ross Haslam, who finished in the top 10 at the 2017 World Diving Championships, delivered impressive performances at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and took home Silver with Grace Reid in the mixed synchronised 3m springboard final at the European Championships
  • Nick Matthew, three-time World Champion squash player
  • Paul Smith, the youngest person to win England’s strongest man competition in 2016

Community Sports Volunteer 2018 – sponsored by The PFA

  • Anise Ahmed, who played a big part in creating junior football club Aden Steelers FC which has had a great impact on the local community
  • James Norton, who set up a couch to 5k group to encourage people to get into running
  • Dawn Wood, who plays a key role at Derek Dooley FC and supported the team in taking home gold at the 2017 Special Olympics

Community Amateur Sports Club 2018 – sponsored by Redbrik Estate Agents

  • Aston Swallownest JFC, which offers football for boys and girls at all ages and is due to start a junior pan-disability football team this season
  • Hallam Barbell, which has outreach programs including Olympic Weightlifting, Powerbelle, MindfullySTRONG and Strong4Life available to all aspects of the community
  • Wisewood FC, which is one of the largest junior football clubs in the region and resurrected the former playing fields of Wisewood School after years of neglect

Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity in Education 2018 – sponsored by Westfield Health

  • Beck Primary School, which provides pupils eight weekly after school sports clubs and more than 40 different sports subjects
  • Malin Bridge Primary School, where PE is a key priority in the school’s development plan, allowing it to establish an innovative curriculum that has developed staff and pupil skills
  • Nether Green Junior School, which has achieved two consecutive Gold School Games Marks and the PE and School Sport for All Award at the 2018 Sheffield Schools Active Awards

Move More Power of Sport 2018 – sponsored by Midlands Asset Finance

  • Community of Burngreave, which takes a collective community approach to using sport as a tool to impact social outcomes and community issues
  • Darnall Community Development Centre, a formerly derelict building converted into a community sport centre which provides community social and physical activity opportunities seven days a week
  • Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre, which offers a huge variety of sessions, classes and projects available to all parts of the community, to enable people to get active

A Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by One Health Group, will also be presented at the red-carpet event, hosted by Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.
The Rt Hon Richard Caborn, Project Lead for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, said: “We’ve got another exciting line up of sports people, clubs and teams for this year’s celebration. The variety and calibre of talent coming out of Sheffield is exceptional and we look forward to celebrating this next week.”
Headline sponsors are Meadowhall/British Land, with Sytner BMW, Sheffield Wednesday Football Club and Pinders also supporting the event.
For more details about the event please visit or call 0114 261 9604