Community 05.11.18

Sheffield United Women make debut at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

The Blades took on Leicester City Women in the FA Women’s Championship fixture and recorded their third victory of the season with a 1-0 win – a testament to their hard work both on and off the pitch.
The new home for Sheffield United Women sees them positioned as the only women’s football club in the country that does not have to share a stadium with either their male counterparts or academy teams.
Project Lead for Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, Richard Caborn, said: “Sunday’s match was a great milestone for Sheffield United Women and Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park alike.
“We are very proud of the world-leading facilities offered at the Park and are delighted to be adding to the long list of sports taking place here – Sheffield United Women’s team are another boost to the Park’s impressive sporting credentials.”
The 3G pitch, specially created to meet the needs of a variety of users and available to hire for a range of sports, will also play a key role in research projects conducted by the adjacent Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre.  
It is also home to Sheffield Eagles Rugby League Football Club and used by students from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus and Oasis Academy Don Valley.
A planning application has been submitted for a Community Stadium, where developer Kevin McCabe’s Scarborough Group expect to be granted planning permission by the end of November to begin construction in the Spring.