In June 2013 SHU was granted the status of ‘Wheelchair Basketball HE Regional Centre (Yorkshire and Humberside)’ – one of only 8 institutions across the country to be awarded this accolade. Since then, we have incorporated Wheelchair Basketball as part of our Active Universities (Social Sport) programme, and have seen regular attendance at a weekly disability sport session for the first time at SHU. These sessions have been delivered in partnership with the Sheffield Steelers Wheelchair Basketball team, and are supported by 2 SDC students (Jacob Weeks & Samantha Tallentire) in the position of Higher Education Wheelchair Basketball Officer.
These sessions have allowed SHU to develop a base of regular participants, and subsequently our first ever competitive Wheelchair Basketball team – who in turn competed at the inaugural National University Championships held at the University of Worcester Arena on Sunday March 2nd 2014. This team achieved a bronze medal in this competition – a fantastic achievement I am sure you will agree! The eventual winners, University of Worcester, included many Team GB athletes in their squad – so competition was certainly healthy and our team have done the University proud. Please check out photos from the event here by clicking the link HERE. If you are interested in giving Wheelchair Basketball a try, then why not attend one of our weekly sessions on Wednesday 6:15pm – 7:45pm at Pearson Sports Hall.
Get Active Week may be over but it doesn’t mean that you have to stop! Why not set yourself a challenge. On Sunday 6th April 2014 is the Sheffield Half Marathon . This gives you plenty of training time! With a Hallam Active membership, you automatically receive free personal training, why not use this as a way to help you train? Call 0114 225 2449 for more information. If you don’t think you’d make it through a half marathon then why not start small and take part in the 3K Fun Run instead? This takes place on the same day as the half marathon. Its fancy dress with a £100 cash prize for the best costume!
If you would like to enter into the half marathon, you must download and complete the half marathon or fun run entry form below as appropriate. The deadline for entry into both races is the 25th March. There is an entry limit of 8,000 runners for the fun run so make sure to get your entries in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! There is also a sponsorship form below for you to download.
Half Marathon Entry Form 2014
Fun Run Entry Form 2014
2014 Sponsorship Form
Passionate about Sport? Interested in starting a career in the sport and fitness sector? If you answered yes to either of these questions you should consider running to become the next Sport and Physical Activity Officer in the Students’ Union Elections.
The Sport and Physical Activity Officer role is a full time, paid position. The position is open to all. Whatever year you are in! Whatever your experience! Whoever you are! The experience and skills you gain as Sport and Physical Activity Officer will boost your CV and make you stand out to future employers.
Interested? For more information see the role descriptions and candidate pack below.
Elections 2014 candidate roles
Elections 2014 nominations pack
Nominations are open from 8th February – 12 noon 21st February. Nominate yourself today here.
Don’t miss out on this sporting spectacular! For the first time ever the Varsity finals will be Ice Hockey, played at the Motorpoint Arena on Wednesday 2nd April. Come along and support Team Sheffield Hallam as they battle it out against the University of Sheffield for the Varsity trophy!
Tickets on sale now in Pod 4!
Sunday 23rd March 2014
10.30am start at the University of Sheffield’s Arts Tower
Back for its third year, the Sheffield Varsity 10k has a new route – starting and finishing at the University of Sheffield’s 21 storey Arts Tower. The three lap route will take you through two of Sheffield’s most scenic parks, Western Park and Crookes Valley Park. Runners then tackle the short but steep Harcourt Road hill before looping around back to the Arts Tower. Students, staff and alumni of both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield will go head to head over the 10km route. The current score is 1 – 1, who will be victorious in 2014? As always non-University runners are very welcome and all runners will be chip-timed and receive a free t-shirt. Get your trainers on, raise money for a fantastic Sheffield charity and make sure that your University wins!!
£18 per runner
£16 for UKA Affiliated runners
From General Sports
University Volleyball Clubs amalgamate with Sheffield VC to form the City of Sheffield Volleyball Club
After nearly a year and a half of negotiations representatives from the city’s three volleyball clubs, Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield University and Sheffield met on Friday to sign a service level agreement that amalgamated the three existing clubs to form a new club to be known as the City of Sheffield Volleyball Club
From General Sports
The new transport provision to the Sports Park is now in place (from 19th January) and tickets are priced at £3.00 for a return trip. A cheaper ticket is available for £2.50 if purchased with a valid NUS Extra Card. Transport will run on Monday and Wednesday only.
Click here for details of the Sports Park transport schedule.
For public transport please follow this link. Bus number 32 and 69 (both Sheffield to Rotherham) have bus stops close to the sports park.
Tickets for the Shuttle bus can be bought from POD4 in the Students’ Union and tickets are then handed to the driver when getting onto the bus.
It’s advised to not leave it until the last minute to buy your ticket because buses will leave on time.
It’s envisaged that many students will use the buses and a specific timetable has been designed to help teams arrive at the Sports Park in good time for training and fixtures.
The Glow in the Dark Volleyball Tournament which took place on the 14th December at Pearson Sports Hall was an end of year tournament to celebrate volleyball run by our Higher Education Volleyball Officer Hayley Bland.
Hayley wanted to run this tournament to showcase the sport and attract people to play who might not have played before. 9 teams entered, including 2 teams from the University of Sheffield. The hall was decorated with glow sticks and UV tape which shone against the UV lights. With the use of the UV volleyballs, players were able to see the balls and the games were exciting. We had a resident DJ playing some tracks, which added to the atmosphere. The night was a fantastic success! The winning team was ‘Josh Top Ryan Bottom’. We would like to thank Hallam Union, Sheffield Hallam Active and the Volleyball club for helping to run the event. From the entry fees we raised over £150 for RAG charities.
Varsity 2014 began in style with the first ever Winter Varsity abroad, held at the Alpe D’Huez, France. The Winter Varsity, aptly named Ashes to Alps, has made it from the ashes of the Sheffield Ski Village to the snow laded peaks of Alpe D’Huez. The snow sport clubs from Sheffield Hallam and the University of Sheffield battled it out for the first Varsity points of the year. The clubs competed in four events; Ladies Ski Race, Men’s Ski Race, Snowboard Race and Snowboard Freestyle. Despite SHUSnow putting in a wonderful performance in the first three competitions the University of Sheffield were victorious. The Snowboarding Freestyle event drew in quite a crowd, with the University of Sheffield confident they would match last year’s 4v0 score. However SHUSnow dug deep and pulled together as a team to win the event and grab back one precious point. The scores now stand at #SUVarsity 3 v #HallamVarsity 1. We look forward to the next Varsity instalment, the American Football Steelbowl at Goodwin Sports Centre on Sunday 2nd February.
Hallam Ultimate in partnership with Frisbee Focus, a Physical Education University project, have been teaching the sport of Ultimate Frisbee to primary school children in the Sheffield area culminating in a tournament, with each participating school competing against one another.
All 8 schools came together, at the English Institute of Sport, in what proved to be an incredibly successful day in which all the children thoroughly enjoyed playing the sport. Every school embodied the true meaning of Ultimate Frisbee; competitive performances and a desire to win but also to display fair play and spirit towards your opponents.
Both Hallam Ultimate and Frisbee Focus share a desire to promote the sport of Ultimate Frisbee and inspire a new generation of Ultimate Frisbee Players. The tournament has shown the great potential and wide spread interest in the sport. Chris Pursell, Hallam Ultimate Frisbee team Chair, said, “The tournament was incredibly successful and we are very excited about how the sport is becoming more popular and how we can develop the sport in Sheffield.”
As a legacy to this tournament, Sheffield Steal, Sheffield’s very own Ultimate Frisbee club, have pledged to create junior training sessions, the first steps to creating the first fully fledged junior Ultimate Frisbee programme in Sheffield.