From the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to the bike trails of Grenoside Woods, Sheffield has a fantastic range of opportunities on offer to get involved in sport of all kinds. Whether you prefer to line up alongside a team or take on the challenge alone, you’ll find an activity to suit you.
The Sporting Sheffield charity (being established) has taken over a large double fronted unit on Chapel Walk to open a shop, art gallery and café. The unit is across three floors and in the first instance, the ground floor will be open for business and welcoming in the general public.
On one side there will be retail area. This area will be largely stocked and managed by Goalsoul who are a Sheffield based company offering a huge portfolio of football inspired art and apparel. They have many years of retail experience (both online and in-store) so are uniquely placed to drive forward this side of the project. There will also be merchandise from Sheffield FC and Hallam FC – amongst other products and artefacts by publishers and producers whose work has a sports emphasis.
The other side is going to be a café providing coffee, cakes and so on. The ambition of which is to offer people work experience, education, training and work-based learning, and provide a fulcrum or hub for sports, as well as a meeting place for sports enthusiasts.
The upstairs will open in the new year and offers a further opportunity for a café, and extra seats, Downstairs there’s quite a large space in the basement which it’s suggested could be an art gallery of some description, promoting sporting art.
Sporting Sheffield aims to both encourage people to experience what the city has to offer, and to celebrate those that have done so before and set a trail for others to follow.