'Incredible evening' to celebrate Sheffield sport 

'Incredible evening' to celebrate Sheffield sport 

​Plans are well underway for what promises to be an incredible evening celebrating Sheffield’s sporting achievement at elite and grassroots levels.

The second staging of Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport is on Thursday 4 October at the English Institute of Sport – Sheffield.

With Sheffield sporting names from a wide range of sports already confirmed including figures from the Winter Olympics – Katie and Molly Summerhayes, Commonwealth Games – Mike Tuck as well as the recently held European Championships, it promises to be a spectacular night following the inaugural event two years ago when World boxing champion Anthony Joshua and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill attended.

Mountain biker Steve Peat, Olympic diver Freddie Woodward, who won Sportsman of the Year at the 2016 event, and the GB boxing Commonwealth Games medallists will be making an appearance.

The night will feature an exciting visual spectacular showcasing the fast-growing urban sports scene.

TV presenter Tanya Arnold will host the evening, interviewing many names from the world of sport. The event will recognise Sheffield’s contribution to the World Cup and will feature a poignant memorial to boxing trainer Brendan Ingle who died earlier this year.

The evening will see the presentation of seven awards for Senior Sports Performer, Disabled Sports Performer, Young Sports Performer, Community Amateur Sports Club, Community Sports Volunteer, Move More Power of Sport and Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity in Education.Also, a Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented.

The event is also a fundraiser for two local charities - The Children’s Hospital Charity, Sheffield and the Yorkshire Sport Foundation.

A very limited number of VIP table packages are still available, allowing you and your guests to enjoy an exclusive Champagne reception with sporting celebrities and a Sheffield sports star to dine at your table. VIP packages are £2,000 + VAT for a table of ten.

Standard table packages with a sparkling drinks reception and three course meal are £1,000 + VAT for a table of ten. Individual tickets are £100 + VAT. For more details about tickets for the event contact Andy Daykin on 07771 551155 and more details can be found by visiting www.sheffieldcelebrationofsport.co.uk

Headline sponsors are Meadowhall/British Land, with Sytner BMW and Pinders also supporting the event.

Award sponsors are:, Burley Financial Services, Hallam FM, Midlands Asset Finance, One Health Group, Redbrik Estate Agents, The PFA, Sheffield Assay Office and Westfield Health.