Sport Sheffield launch 100 years of sport campaign

Sport Sheffield have today launched a campaign dedicated to the 100-year anniversary of sporting competitions at British universities.

Students, staff and alumni will come together to celebrate both the history of sport in Sheffield and increasing levels of inclusion in sport throughout Sheffield University.

The University will also welcome sporting alumni stars including trampolinist Bryony Page and Team GB Paralympic table tennis player David Wetherill.

Page won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and Wetherill claimed a bronze and silver medal at the 2015 European Championships.

Sports Officer Sarah Mole said the university will mark this anniversary in a year long showcase of 100 different sporting activities.

She said: “Here we’re really proud because Sheffield University was one of ten founding members of competitive university sport, now known as British University College Sports (BUCS).

“We’re celebrating this anniversary all this year through 100 different sporting activities and we’re hoping to showcase the amazing journey sport has gone through since it was established.

“We’re inviting alumni back, we’ve got professional sports starts coming in, there’s loads of events going on and we’re really excited to mark this celebration.”