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Sheffield Hallam University Student John O’Groats To Lands End Cycle

Liam Flynn, Sheffield Hallam University student, is currently cycling the length of the UK over 12 days in aid of Alzheimer’s Society. Read his journey updates here.

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Sports Ball Nominees Announced



Sports Ball 2014 nominees

Winners will be announced at the Sports Ball, Saturday 31st May. Tickets available from Pod 4.

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A full set of medals for Team Sheffield Hallam at the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships

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Over the bank holiday weekend members of the Sheffield Hallam University Athletics Club attended the British University and College Sport (BUCS) Outdoor Athletics Championships, held at Bedford International Athletics Stadium. With many athletes carrying injuries and key competitors at other events chasing Commonwealth Games qualifying marks, Sheffield Hallam University Athletics Club were extremely proud to have 3 stand out medal winning performances.

As reigning champion from 2013, Karla Drew won gold in the 100metre hurdles increasing her overall tally of BUCS Individual medals for Sheffield Hallam to 6.  Earlier in the year at the BUCS Indoor Championships in February, Drew also won the 60 metre hurdles and helped the women’s 4x200m relay squad to a bronze medal.

History was made for Sheffield Hallam in the men’s flagship 100metres as Hallam athlete, Ben Shields, not only reached the final but went on to win bronze.  Shields lined up against 2012 Olympian Adam Gemili and after a strong opening 40metres fought hard to remain in contention throughout the race. A photo finish decision was needed to award Shields bronze but he was only 0.04 seconds away from clinching sliver with a time of 10.62.

Joe Dunderdale won the silver medal in the javelin, which added to his silver in 2013 and a memorable gold in 2012 where he threw a massive 74.39m in front of 40,000 spectators during the stadium’s official opening event.

There were promising signs for the rest of Team Sheffield Hallam’s squad as Gemma Dawkins (800m), Dominic Walton (800m) and Natasha Hatswell (1500m) all made it through to their respective semi-finals, with Dawkins narrowly missing out on the final. Both Women’s relay teams made it to the final and finished 6th in both.

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Sports Ball tickets on sale now!


We are counting down to the biggest sporting celebration of the year! The Sports Ball! The Sports Ball is on Saturday 31st May at the Ponds Forge International Sports Centre from 6.15pm – 3am and includes a dinner, entertainment and DJ. Tickets are on sale now in Pod 4 so get yours before they all sell out!

More information here!

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Two BUC’s Champions, Five cup winner, six league victors, ONE Team Sheffield Hallam



Written by  Rory Nicklin

Team Sheffield Hallam could be in for one of their most successful BUC’s campaigns for almost a decade, as they currently sit in 17th place overall.

On Wednesday the 26th of March Sheffield Hallam once more became the kings of British University volleyball, when the men’s first team produced one of their greatest performances, beating bitter rivals and reigning champions Northumbria University in a breath-taking five set epic.

“The last two years we’ve lost to them 11 or 12 times” Alex Jenkins, Hallam volleyball captain said after the match. “It means everything, we’ve been training hard all year round and to finally beat them in the final is just unbelievable”.

Earlier in the day, the women’s water-polo team were crowded queens of the pool after winning all three of their round robin matches, overcoming Cardiff University in their final game 10-4.

The men’s lacrosse team made it three out of three wins when they beat Cardiff 18-4 in the BUC’s trophy final, adding to their league title. The team will now hope to regain promotion back to the Northern Premier division, when they take on either Nottingham Trent or St. Andrews University in the play-off finals in April.

Read the full story by Rory Nicklin SHULifeSport here.

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Sheffield Varsity Ice Hockey Promo 2014

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University of Sheffield claim first ever Varsity boxing title


The University of Sheffield claimed their first ever Varsity boxing title over Sheffield Hallam at the Octagon on Saturday taking a three point lead overall in the Varsity competition.

Read full match report by SHULifeSport here.

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Varsity Tenpin bowling is back!


Last night saw the latest instalment of the Sheffield Varsity 2014 fixtures – tenpin bowling. For the first time in years we saw the Sheffield Hallam University tenpin bowling team compete against the University of Sheffield tenpin bowling team for that all important Varsity point.

All those following the action live from firth Park or through @SheffVarsity saw the two universities level pegging after the first two games. However despite a valiant display from Team Sheffield Hallam the University of Sheffield won the next four games resulting in an end score of 30v11 to the University of Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield now lead 4v2 in the race for the Varsity 2014 trophy, however it is far from over! There is a massive point up for grabs in Saturday’s boxing match at the Octagon, so make sure you get your tickets today, sing loud and sing proud! Hallam ’til I die!

For all of your Varsity news and updates follow @SheffVarsity or go to

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Wheelchair Basketball

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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.

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Sheffield Half Marathon & Fun Run

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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.

Good Luck!

Half Marathon Entry Form 2014

Fun Run Entry Form 2014

2014 Sponsorship Form


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