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Sharrow Today Official media partner of the Sharrow Festival 2012

June - July 2012

3,000 copies distributed


Sharrow Festival Edition 2012

Olympic Flame reaches Sharrow By Joanna Swain

On Monday 25th June the torch came to Sheffield. A group of us, friends and family, gathered together on Ecclesall Road to watch - my three year old son with his own torch in hand, which had been made at Sharrow school nursery that very afternoon. We were early, only a handful of people were there at first, but as the time got nearer the crowds grew and so did the excitement. By the time the road was closed and the first police bikes came down, hundreds of people were lining the street, five deep in some places, with BBC cameras recording the action. The torchbearer ran past - we cheered like crazy – and as he reached Kwik-Fit the next torchbearer took over. The flame’s route then skirted the edge of Sharrow along St Mary’s Gate.


Crowds on Ecclesall Road

Earlier, Hannah Daykin from Sharrow had carried the torch down Brocco Bank. The flame arrived in Sheffield from Barnsley and left on the 26th to go to Rotherham. The final Sheffield torch bearer, Debjani Chattergee, is a great symbol for what the Olympics represents. She was born in India and grew up in many different parts of the world: India, Japan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Egypt and Morocco, coming to Sheffield in 1977. “It’s a wonderful honour!” she told me “How incredibly thrilling and humbling at the same time to be a Torchbearer for my city and to carry the Olympic flame on the last lap of the relay in Sheffield! I am an adopted daughter of this city. I love Sheffield and its people.”

Solomon from Sharrow

The Olympic Torch is carried along Ecclesall Road towards Sharrow

And it seems, Sheffield people love the Olympic flame, coming out into the streets and to the celebrations in Barkers Pool in their thousands! Sharrow’s own Jessica Ennis, a former pupil at Sharrow Junior School, is one of the UK’s main Olympic hopefuls - can people use the Olympics as inspiration

Saffron from Sharrow


for getting into sport or being more creative? “Yes, definitely.” Says Debjani “The Olympic motto: faster, higher, stronger, is all about doing one’s best and fulfilling one’s potential. Olympians and Paralympians are role models who inspire us with their prowess and dedication.”

The Olympic Torch bus

Roundabout Hostel

The Royal visit to Sharrow

Sharrow Festival Programme

Champion Boxer

Champion Goalscorer

Champion Brewer

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Views expressed in Sharrow Today are not necessarily those of Sharrow Community Forum.

Contact Sharrow Community Forum on 0114 250 8384.

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Sheffield’s homeless young people need your help By Amy Casbolt

Local charity, Roundabout, based in the Sharrow area, is asking companies, groups and individuals to get behind their campaign to raise vital funds for homeless young people. Roundabout provides shelter, support and life skills to homeless young people across the city through a wide range of services. Their emergency hostel on St Barnabas Road, Highfield, supports 16-21 year olds and provides a safe place for young people to stay who have nowhere else to go. Subject to more funding, a £1million refurbishment will provide a more welcoming and homely safe place for young people to stay. It will provide 19 single bedrooms, kitchens, lounges and a training room for life skills sessions to teach young people to live independently in the future and break the cycle of homelessness.

Hostel residents can stay for up to 6 weeks during which time the Roundabout team will advise them about benefits and resettlement options. Project Workers at the hostel also provide a structured programme of life skills, to address issues such as substance misuse, sexual health and how to cook on a budget. Unfortunately Roundabout has to turn away up to 25 young people every week due to the hostel being full.

Amy Casbolt, Fundraising CoOrdinator at Roundabout said: “We desperately need the help of local groups, associations and businesses to raise money to support our hostel appeal. Despite receiving some funding for the project, we have a £300,000 short fall that needs to be raised before June 2013. We are asking for people to come forward to Paige, 17 years old, from Parsons sponsor a room and will invite all sponsors to come to the hostel Cross came to Roundabout’s to see firsthand how their support hostel after it was unsafe for her to stay at home. She said: “Being will make a massive difference to the lives of local disadvantaged at the hostel has meant I have young people.” met other people who are in a similar situation to me and has shown me how to live independently. Whilst being at the hostel I have had counselling and have been taught life skills such as cooking and budgeting. I’m also taking part in the Peer Education project, going into schools to talk

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to year 10s and 11s about my experiences and leaving home.”


Sharrow Today is a free community newpaper, with 2000 copies

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Views expressed in Sharrow Today are not necessarilly those of Sharrow Community Forum. Contact Sharrow Community Forum on 0114 250 8384. If you have something to say, or have a comment to make about anything you have seen in this edition, or if you have an event you would like to advertise, please get in touch. News and Editorial Team Jonathan Roberts, Steve Fryer, Jo Swain, Lay Naing, Alex Barber, Ben Allen SHarrOW COMMUnItY FOrUM

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Poet’s Corner Ironing By Lynn Swain Tonight, I’ll watch ‘ Corro’, Do the ironing tomorrow Or Sunday, Or Monday perhaps. We all do the same To our perpetual shame The ironing is always the last To be done. If its a choice between fun And the ironing The chores come off worse Then it’s a week Of disaster ‘Cause my ‘lord and master’ Is well known

For being perverse. If the one shirt I’ve pressed Is white, Yes- you’ve guessed! It’s the blue that he’s wanting to wear. But, if it’s blue That I’ve done Well- that’s not the one That goes with his suitI despair! “ They’re all fully grown, Let them iron their own!” I can hear you sayAnd I agree. But I’ve got stupid pride And guilt fighting inside: Get the board outI’ll tape the T.V!

Lynn has lunch every Thursday at the Blend Cafe with her little grandson, Solomon, who lives on South View Road. If you are a budding poet and would like to see your poem in print, send it in to us at

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Sharrow Today July 1977

Have Your Say You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

A 25yr old copy of Sharrow Today found in Fareeda Munir’s attic

By Jonathan Roberts As some of you may be aware there has much change and turmoil in Sharrow SureStart due to funding cuts and uncertainty over budgets in general. This is a service that has been doing amazing work for the last 10 years and in the last 6 has been steadily eroded as funding is pulled and staff have been made redundant. This year sees a further swathe of changes none more so than the imminent departure of the Programme Manager, Anne Davies, at the end of July.

“I am using skills which I have picked up from parenting classes at Sharrow SureStart.” Anne has fought hard to ensure services have been maintained during a time of massive cuts and it is to her and the staff’s massive credit that local people have been able to engage with the essential services on offer. In July this year 1618 children aged 0-4 were registered with Sharrow Sure Start and resident in Sharrow and Broomhall Children’s Centre Reach areas. 860 families have used the services provided by Sharrow Sure Start in the last 12 months alone.

“Because of SureStart….I have been able and motivated to finish my training and get back into work.” As a quick illustration, funding has been cut by over 300% between 2005 and 2012 and the staff team has shrunk by 6 people in the last 3 years alone! In purely financial terms the budget has been reduced from £725k at its height to a current budget of £240k which pays for the core offer for two children’s centres, Sharrow and Broomhall. Not only have Anne and her team managed this upheaval in a dignified and stalwart fashion but they have continued to provide a fantastic array of services.

Local people have been very vocal in their appreciation of the work. As indicated, a large number of families have been able to benefit from a service that is welcoming, supportive and has built trust in this community. Evaluations have drawn comments from service users (see quotes throughout this column)

“I am so grateful for all I have learnt at SureStart….I am a much happier mum now.” Having talked at length with Anne I was staggered by the number of changes that have been enforced on the team over the years. They have my unstinting admiration for the determination and energy they continue to display.

“I love Dad’s group…it would be sad if this group was lost from our community.” Sharrow SureStart’s case is illustrative of how local services are cut and eroded almost to the point of extinction. Let’s not lose any more of the services they have to offer and let’s ensure that we, as a community, collectively fight to support the legacy that Anne and staff have provided – they are precious and need to be safeguarded so that communities that already face hardship are not further excluded. What do you think? Do you want to get more involved in the local community? Do you want to ensure that local services are maintained? If you are concerned let us know.

“My older children were confident when they started school because of their time in the Stay and Plays…they still miss it!”

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone!

The views expressed in our new regular “Have your say” column are not necessarily those of Sharrow Today or Sharrow Community Forum. Please feel free to comment and respond to this article, and If there is anything you would like to write about yourself, send it in to us at

Sharrow Today July 2012 By the Editors

Sharrow Today continues to evolve with a strong and dedicated volunteer team that writes, compiles and distributes each edition. This support is the lifeline of the paper which would cease to operate without it. We are also very grateful to the Central Community Assembly for their funding support over the last 12 months and this is continuing during this year. However, we are continuing to look for further support from other funders to ensure that the paper can continue beyond 2012, and we are looking for more volunteers to help with the general day-to-day tasks. Having local people contribute to the paper has seen a reshaping and a more communityfocused newspaper, which has always been the aim.

The editorial team are always looking for more involvement from local people – so if you have some time to spare and want to get involved let us know. The type of support welcomed would be: • Local news stories • Articles focussing on Sharrow • Reporting of issues facing local residents and local services If you don’t feel confident to write the story/article yourself pop in with your ideas or contact us and we will visit you. Please remember that Sharrow Today is about our community – so the more varied and diverse the views expressed by local people the better it will ensure that Sharrow Today continues to build the community’s voice!

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Prince Andrew visits Madina Masjid By Shahbaz Ramzan

The royal visit to Sharrow

News In Brief

lamic tiled design for the Mihrab, Arabic Calligraphy and chandeThere were many happy faces lier within the dome area, and at the Madina Masjid on Wolseinstallation of air conditioning. In ley Rd when His Royal Highness total the development will have the Duke of York came to visit. Prince Andrew was invited to the cost close to £4.5 million when completed. All funding has mosque as part of the Queen’s been raised through the comJubilee celebrations. munity. Waheed Akhtar, CommitAmongst dignatories there were tee Secretary at the mosque, other guests - the City Leader, said that Prince Andrew had a Julie Dore; Lord Mayor ,John chance to see for himself some Campbell; the Lord Lieutenant of the excellent work that is beand HighSheriff; and Richard ing carried out by the mosque. Webb, Executive Director ComTrustees explained to His Royal munities SCC. Highness the local charitable Three working generations of the and overseas aid work that the community in Sheffield were also Mosque has carried out. This presented and the contribuincludes support given to viction that has been made to the tims of the Kashmir earthquake economic development of the in 2005, the floods in Pakistan in city - from its industrial heritage 2010 and 2011, the Haiti earththrough to setting up businesses quake, the tsunami in Japan and gaining employment in and East African refugee supdiverse professional fields. port. One particular initiative is a Water Pump Project to supThe Mosque hosts a programme ply clean drinking water for the of visits for groups such as village of Lucky Marwat (1500 schools, colleges, churches, households) near Dera Ismail scouts and community organisaKhan in the Northwest Frontier. tions. Over the last three years This is in addition to support for local charities such as Children’s more than 5,000 people from Hospital Kids Scanner Appeal, St other faiths have visited the Mosque. Prince Andrew met Luke’s Hospice and MacMillan the tour guides who host such Cancer Support. visits each week. The Mosque also hosts open days during Prince Andrew also met a sub national Inter-Faith Week and group of the Committee who have led on the development of periodically during the year. We have excellent relationships with the new mosque building since external partners and work very 1998. The majority of the buildclosely with bodies such as the ing project was completed in Broomhall/Sharrow Safer Neigh2006. Works to be completed bourhood Team actively prothis year include traditional Is-

Shefffield Futures in Sharrow Sheffield Futures is a dynamic, independent charity which provides careers information, advice and guidance for adults. They can help with: •Advice on returning to work •Looking at skills and interests •Job hunting and job applications •Preparation for job interviews •Improving qualifications •Redundancy and/or career change •Identifying /accessing funds for study /open learning •Self-employment From June 2012 Jane Dyson, a National Careers Service Adviser from Sheffield Futures, will be offering 1-2-1 advice sessions locally in Sharrow. For more information or to book an appointment contact Shipshape on 01142500222

moting ways of addressing local issues of community safety and anti social behaviour. He also visited the classrooms to see how children were being educated and then took part in an assembly with children from the supplementary school, parents and regular worshippers. Waheed Akhtar said “It has been an honour for us to host this visit by His Royal Highness and we were pleased that he accepted our invitation to attend”. “He is a very charming personality who clearly took the time to meet a wide range of people involved in different aspects of life within the mosque.”

were inspired by his words of encouragement to play a full part in local community life and to try their best and become future leaders of the city and the country.” Shahbaz Ramzan, Safer Neighbourhoods Team Central Community Assembly said “It is vital to recognise the existence and value of spiritual capital in the City. The faith groups contribute tremendously to local community action. It is crucial to the agenda of regeneration, community cohesion and citizenship.

The mosque is a fantastic community asset. In partnership the mosque has been actively promoting and working towards “The children were really excited building relationships reducing to hear that a member of the crime and increasing feelings of Royal family was coming and safety.”

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Sharrow Festival 2012 Official Programme Sharrow Festival returns to Mount Pleasant Park on Saturday 7th July. Once again it will be complemented by a full Fringe programme running from 1st July - 15th July. This is a free festival, organised and run by volunteers, so if you want to help please contact or call Colin on 07900 613 716

Sharrow Music Stage

Sharrrow Community Stage

Compered by Papa Al

Compered by MC Nige

1.00 The Noise Blasters Sensational Dhol Drumming

12.30 Romano Jilo Dancers (tbc)

1.40 Burleskimo tbc (Hip Hop) 2.30 Invasion of the Deadbeats 4 piece Rockabilly band from Sheffield. Checkout them out at

1.00 Kickz Dance Group 1.30 Sheffield City ABC (boxing display) 2.00 LineUp2 A group of local young musicians (13 years old) who play mainly cover versions

3.20 K.O.G & The All Star Revolution The new sensational riot of African, reggae and good time music.

2.30 Open Minds Theatre Company drama, circus and musical theatre

4.20 Truly Apparent Sheffield’s reggae band with the gorgeous voices of Chazzlyn & Eneta

3.00 Gorilla Poetry open mic Competition

5.20 Soul Circle Gang Afrobeat, funk & reggae from the Leeds crew, back for a second year by popular demand.

3.30 Uken Dixon Singer/ songwriter of easy going, soulful and insightful reggae 4.00 Nycha Dance Creations Demonstraton of contemporary dance

6.20 Soukous Revelation Sharrow Festival’s favourite dance music, from its own Congolese Band

4.30 Desi D Solo reggae artist specialising in roots and lovers rock

7.20 Jungle Lion Sheffield’s Ska Sensations www.junglelionska.

All times and artists are subject to change as we will be working right up to the event to bring you a range of entertainment so please check times at each stage on the day.

6 Sharrow Today Stalls to look out for include: Sharrow’s own Magic Lantern Film Club will be bringing the Bindi People Indian gifts mobile cinema experience to Sharrow School on festival day, Boopsy snack bar with a free programme of short films and animations made Derek’s Bookshelf by local film makers, children from Nether Edge primary Centre for HIV and Sexual Health school, and other local talents. Langdon/Fentonville Association, kids clothes/toys The films will run between 2 - 5pm with most of the shorts Sheffield NHS Foundation Trusts lasting under 10 minutes. Stay for one film or the whole Secret Cake Club Sheffield Citizen’s Advice Bureau programme (lasting approximately 90 minutes, so it will play Haidee, gifts and clothes twice). See if you can spot yourself or someone you know! Rude Shipyard café More details on Sattar Asian Food CRI Sheffield (crime reduction) Georges Army (fabric and personal accessories) Usborne Books Hallam Studens Union SHEBEEN Sheffield Fostering Sheffield Libraries SSCTF (Sickel cell & Thalassaemia foundation) Roundabout (supporting homeless) Central Community Assembly Green Top Circus Highfield Trinity Curch Teas Assist Little Denim (hats, hair and vintage accessories) Ghazala Mustafa (Henna) Wadada Arts&Crafts Uma Vintage cakes Sheffield Green Party Abe Vivo/Aloe Vita (aloe vera products) Learn for Life Growing Friends (community Gardening) Sheffield Live! - 93.2fm Longwell walk (water issues charity) Broadcasting live from SharGlitz glitter tats row Festival again, tune in to Silver Lining (jewellery) Sheffield Humanists your local station Sahaja Yoga Mauazzam Ali Welfare Khan’s Clothes Central Ward Labour Party Sheff Contraception & Sexual Health Service Sheffield Brahma Kumaris Herd of Cats Heely City Farm Massage and yoga workshops Henna Art Herd of Cats is a social enterprise Asha For Education run by a dedicated team of theraCemetery Road Baptist Church, Teas. pists, workshop leaders, artists and Nathan Bennet sweet fix volunteers. Minhaj Welfare Foundation We bring together creativity, arts Spectrum Active and healing, providing wellbeing Romano&Razzaq (Paintings, hand made crafts) areas, workshops and décor for fesLA Donuts Sharrow Community Forum and Shipshape tivals and events around the UK. Foster Care Accociates Sapor Fashions

Workshops Drumming and street dance workshops every half an hour - come and learn a new skill then perform on the Community Stage

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tootS & the MaytalS Macka B dodgy

The Selecter Renegade Brass Band Balkan Bandits Jungle Lion

laura Steel Sour cherry Nisha lall Bollywood dance Noise Blasters Soukous revelation SuNday 5th auguSt

the lightNiNg SeedS the Beat The Crookes Kanda Bongo Man Carmen Ghia & The Hot Rods

Sheffield Samba Band Blood Sport angelina african dance truly apparent PLUS MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED INCLUDING THIS YEAR’S BIGGEST POP ACTS FROM REAL RADIO!


Sheffield City Trust



ShipShape Health checks Free health checks and information on how you can improve your health

Sheftival is supporting Sharrow Festival and Tramlines so please support Sheftival

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Sure Start

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Beth Roche will be running 30 minute Zumba for kids sessions at 2.30 and 4.30 in school hall. Designed exclusively for kids (ages 4-12), Zumbatomic® classes are a rockin’, high-energy fitness-parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and all the music kids love to groove to in a group.

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Museum in the Sun For 2012, Museum in the Sun is dedicated to Precious Cargo, our part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad major project Stories of the World. In a marquee tent visitors will be able to enjoy a Precious Cargo-themed museum experience with displays of rare world collections objects and hands-on activities. Young volunteers from Museums Sheffield Youth Forum, Curators and Learning staff will be on hand to share their knowledge and insight with the public. Precious Cargo is all about how objects, ideas and customs have found their way across the world and become ‘precious’ items of Yorkshire heritage? What are the things that are precious for Yorkshire people? What stories do they tell? We are all looking forward to making some wonderful connections, sharing and listening to world stories and being inspired by the craft, beauty and meaning of the world objects on show.

Festival HQ Questions, offers of help and home for lost children

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Thanks to ....

Rubbish & Recycling courtesy of Sheffield Green Party

Sheffield United Football Club, Central Ward Labour Party, Sheffield Town Trust, Freshgate Trust Foundation, Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank Foundation, Central Community Assembly, Sharrow Community Forum, Highfield Trinity Church and all the people who have donated time, skills and equipment to help us

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Sharrow Fringe programme 1st - 15th July If you would like to get involved in any way - perform, exhibit, or volunteer get in touch via

Pottery Class

Community Games

Monday 2nd July 7-9pm

Wednesday 11th July 3.30-6.00

The Old Junior School, South View Road

Mount Pleasant Park

(Also on the 9, 16, 23 July)


£ 7 (including materials per session) Beginners and intermediate welcome. Learn techniques to enable you to make pottery that can be used in the home, garden, outdoors, or try your hand at some sculptural work.

An afternoon of games for parents and children as part of the Olympic celebrations. Cricket, rounders, basketball and competitions for Parent & Child. Drop in and try out something new.

Sarah 07837187930

Supper Club Friday 13th July 7.30-10.30

Billy Button’s Bonkers Bingo and Cabaret Night

Secret venue in Sharrow

Wednesday 4th July


Doors 7.30pm

An evening of amazing British themed food.

First card at 8pm

To book tickets and receive the 1st clue to the venue:

The Harland Cafe, John Street £5 Eyes down for an evening of songs, games and special guest acts with your ‘Bingo Caller’ and host - Mr. Billy Button.

On the Edge Brewery Launch Saturday 14th July 12noon-11pm The Old Junior School, South View Road

Celebration Exhibition


Friday 6th- Monday 9th July

On the Edge is a brand new craft brewery based in Netheredge; With 12 varieties of real ale, good food and folk music you will love this event!

(Friday 6th July- 9th July 10am-7pm over the Sharrow Festival weekend, not open Sun 8th) Highfield Trinity Church FREE entrance and commission free

Sharrow Summer Fete

Open exhibition for the community

The Old Junior School, South View Road

Sunday 15th July 12-4pm £1/ 50p for children

Drop off:Tuesday 3rd July 4-7pm at Highfield Trinity Church

A jam packed day of entertainment, art activities, stalls of local produce and crafts, create a lantern carnival mural and eat at our lovely Blend Cafe!

Exhibition closing Monday 9th July 6-8pm Highfield Trinity Church

Folk Night


Sunday 15th July 7.30-10.30pm

An evening of music, poetry and cake!

The Old Junior School, South View Road

Be entertained by The Tuesday Poets, The Bints (Acapella singers), Opor Singers and Rowan Blair Colver.

£4 An evening of lovely music from local musicians.

All events are subject to change. Please look out for updates via Facebook or contact CAN


Look out for Festival fundraising events throughout the year as we extend the fun all year round!

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Get Healthy Sports Drinks? By Bea Jefferson Personal Trainer Bea Jefferson answers your fitness questions Q: My teenage sons like to drink sports drinks and buy them most days – are they a healthy option? A: The short answer is no. Sports drinks are useful for exercisers and sportspeople in some situations – they are not intended to be used as an everyday drink. Most are very high in sugar and can damage the teeth and waistline as well as the pocket. Their marketing can be very misleading – in actual fact they are no healthier than other forms of sugary pop. Types There are three main types of sports drink: energy drinks, isotonic drinks designed to provide hydration, and protein powders and shakes. Many of the best known brands are formulated to be both isotonic and energy giving. Some also contain added vitamins or stimulants such as caffeine. Energy When a person exercises they use the sugar in their blood as fuel. When this supply is used up the body draws on stores in muscles and the liver, or converts energy stored in fat. Normally, we can easily replace the sugar we burn from the food we digest. But, if a person exercises continually for over an hour their energy stores can become depleted. In this situation an energy drink provides a quick way of topping up sugar supplies without stopping to eat. This means that energy drinks are useful to people such as long-distance runners who do long training sessions without a break. If exercising for less than an hour, or playing a sport that has breaks, a better option is to replace the energy expended by eating a healthy snack.

absorb the liquid faster than it would absorb plain water. However, most people have more than enough minerals (particularly salt) in their diets to deal with any losses and can hydrate themselves sufficiently quickly through drinking water.

Hit 4 Six and Ready 4 Rounders! By Tom Hughes

The exception is those doing prolonged and vigorous exercise in hot conditions – then a sports drink can be beneficial. So, if a person is doing an activity for an hour or more that makes them sweat profusely, they may wish to use an isotonic drink to help them to rehydrate. Protein Protein powders and shakes were once confined to specialist sports shops, but they are now becoming more widely sold. Their purpose is to help the body build muscle and recover after training sessions, particularly weight training. However, most people have plenty of protein in their diets and really don’t need supplements. They can be helpful for bodybuilders or people trying to put on a lot of muscle – but most exercisers would be better off with a protein rich snack after training. DIY If your sons are doing regular vigorous exercise, where they need to top up their energy and hydration levels, encourage them to make their own sports drink. Mix half water and half fruit juice and add a pinch of salt – this mix will provide both energy and hydration and cost a fraction of the price of a branded sports drink. After exercising, encourage them to have a snack such as a bowl of wholegrain cereal with milk, a peanut butter sandwich or dried fruit and nuts to top up energy levels and protein. If they are not doing regular strenuous exercise, try to get them to ditch the sports drinks and drink water instead. Next time you pick up a sports drink, ignore the marketing and read the ingredients – you’ll soon see that what you have in your hand is not a health product.

Hydration Isotonic drinks contain ingredients such as salt and potassium. These replace the minerals lost in sweat and help the body to

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Send your exercise and fitness questions to:

Hit 4 Six

Ready 4 Rounders

Is a community cricket programme ran by Activity Sheffield and is aimed at offering local young people the opportunity to engage in positive activities on their doorstep. The aim is to raise awareness of sport, play and physical activity opportunities around their local area, and channelling young peoples enthusiasm in a positive manner and offer the young people the chance to represent the local area in a citywide tournament.

If cricket isn’t your thing and you would like the opportunity to represent your area in another tournament, then the Ready 4 Rounders project may be just for you. The session will follow a similar format to the Hit 4 Six sessions and will run immediately after the cricket session on the main area of Mount Pleasant Park from 4.30pm – 6pm commencing 18th July through to 22nd August.

The five week programme will run at Mount Pleasant Park in the cricket facilities available on a Wednesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm starting on July 4th and running until August 1st. These sessions will assist in selecting a team that will defend the trophy won last year by a team representing the Sharrow area. 4 other sessions will run in other areas of the city including Tinsley, Fir vale, Millhouses Park and Pitsmoor, all of who will select a team to challenge for the trophy on August 2nd. The session is open to anyone who has an interest in cricket and all equipment will be provided, the sessions will have an element of coaching included but with an emphasis on understanding the rules to be used for the tournament, having a go and most importantly enjoying the game of cricket. The successful individuals will be transported to and from the final, on 2nd August 2012 at Bawtry Road, (Sheffield Utd Cricket Club).

Michelle Wakelin the coordinator of the programme for Activity Sheffield says “It is an exciting programme of rounders sessions leading up to the Ready 4 Rounders competition and family fun day on 30th August at Davies Sporting Club 11am – 3pm.” “As well as the big tournament with prizes to be won there will be a penalty shoot out, amazing zorb balls and our fantastic street climb!!!”

If you have any further questions, please contact Tom Hughes or Adam Firth at uk or tel. 0114 2734266

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Another National Champion from Sharrow’s Boxing Club! By Brendan Warburton

together to take the decision and the national title in only his second season of boxing.

Sheffield City Amateur Boxing Club, based at the Old Junior School in Sharrow has a new national champion - 16 years old Callum Beardow.

Norton college student Callum becomes Sheffield City ABC’s third national champ of the season after triumphs for Nohmaan Hussein in the schoolboy champs and Jack Langford in the clubs for young people title(CYP).

Callum won the junior ABA national title at 85kilos in the finals in Batley on May 12th. He won with a score of 14-10 over Gabrielle Connor from Capitol ABC in Coventry.

After their fantastic achievements both Nohmaan Hussein and Callum Beardow have been selected to represent England in the annual tri-nations tournament. But there was a little disappointment as coach, Brendan Warburton explains:

It was his second national final this season and, after losing out in the CYP finals in November, he was determined to claim his first title over his much taller and more experienced opponent. From the first bell Callum got on his front foot putting pressure on his opponent and switching attack from body to head. The second round was much the same with Callum’s strength and work rate giving him a 6 point lead going in to the last round.

“Winning the national title gives boxers the chance to box for their country in the tri-nations event, but Callum won the title at 85kg and that weight class is not in the tri-nations. It would mean him trying to get down in weight to 81kg - and I know he can’t do that safely.

In the last round Connor gave it his all but Callum kept his boxing

Similarly, Nohmaan won the title

Your local representatives Cllr Jillian Creasy (Green)

Tel: 0114 272 7886 (Home)

Email: Cllr Rob Murphy (Green)

Tel: 0114 274 7752

Email: The regular monthly Green councillor surgeries are at Highfield Library, London Rd, 10.30 – 11.30am, third Saturday Cllr Mohammad Maroof (Labour)

Tel: 07790 017 298

Email: Monthly surgeries at Highfiled Library, 12.00 - 1.00, first Saturday & Madina Mosque Community Room, 2.30 - 3.30, first Sunday The Councillors for Nether Edge ward are: Cllr Qurban Hussain (Labour) Tel: (Town Halll) 0114 273 5588 Email: Cllr Anders Hanson (Liberal Democrat) Tel: (Home) 0114 303 0064 Email: Cllr: Nikki Bond (Labour)

Tel: (Mob.) 07971 961803

at 38kg and now, because he’s growing ,weighs nearer 42kg. But nothing can be taken away from what all these lads have achieved - all the hard work and effort they put in week in week out at the gym has paid off big time! As a club to have won our first national title this season was great, but for two more to come along as well has been outstanding. It just goes to show that success breeds success! This is only Callum Beardow’s second season and there is more to come from him. But he’s a great role model for anyone at the gym - he walked in to the gym 4 years back, out of shape and lacking confidence, and in that time he’s turned it around. He’s got maturity beyond his age - he’s great with the younger members at the club; he’s a workhorse in the gym; and he’s a national champ! If he keeps up the hard work the England vest will come - he looks to be a real prospect.”

Sheffield City ABC will be closed for building work on the 25/6/12 for 3 weeks. Classes are held mon/wed/fri at 4.45-6pm for 10yrs-16yrs; and 6pm-8pm for 16+; Saturday’s 10-11am for 10-16yrs; 11-12noon for 16+; and Tuesdays 4.45-6.15 for 7-10years; 6.15-7.15pm female only. Thursday’s 6.15-7.15pm for circuit training. All classes are priced at £2.50.

League’s top scorer from Sharrow United By Ruth Johnson

Striker Imran Rehman, from the FURD-backed Sharrow United Under-21 team, has been presented with the Meadowhall Under-21 League’s “Leading Goalscorer Award” after scoring 15 goals this season. The award rounds off a successful first season for the team, which finished second in the league after reaching the Meadowhall Under-21 Cup Final on May 3rd. Congratulations to the winners Dronfield Town Under-21s. Sharrow’s side included many 17 and 18 year old players, which means that they will still

Imran Rehman being presented with his award by Meadowhall League Chairman Martin Gilmour

be young enough to play for the team next season. So, having finished second in the League this year, they can look forward with confidence to next season.

Email: Paul Blomfield is the MP for Sheffield Central ward, which covers Sharrow. He can be contacted on 0114 272 2882 or via His consituency office is Unit 4, Edmund Road Business Centre, 135 Edmund Road, Sheffield S2 4ED. His website is Regular surgeries are held on: 2nd Friday of each month between 4.30-5.30pm and 4th Saturday of each month (except April and Dec) between 9.30-10.30am. Please tel. 0114 272 2882 frst to check the dates and book your appointment. Goalmouth action from the final with Sharrow in white.

12 Sharrow Today


Art Exhibition of the month: Celebration

Art Exhibition at

By Peter Egginton

Highfield Trinity Church Part of the

What a creative bunch of people live in Sharrow. Each year as part of the Sharrow Fringe, Highfield Trinity Church hold an exhibition of local artists. There is always a real variety of paintings, prints, photography sculpture textiles and all manner of creativity from beginners to accomplished artists; some that make you think and some that are just beautiful to look at. I can’t wait to see what appears this year when all the art work arrives on July 3rd.

Sharrow Fringe Festival 2012

We will take a couple of days to work out how to show it all off to best advantage and then the exhibition opens on Friday 6th July, Saturday 7th and Monday 9th between 10 am and 7 pm each day. Sorry the Church is busy with services during Sunday but you would be welcome to join us anyway.

See page 8 for details of ‘What’s On’. See page 10 for details of Closing Event.

Are you a budding artist? Fancy brushing up your skills? Or learning a new skill? Then why not sign up for a course at:

The Sheffield Independent School of Art No previous experience is needed and all materials are provided. Contact: or Lu on 07854983197 for more details.

If you want to show some of your art work, just bring it to the Church on Tuesday 3rd July between 4pm and 7 pm and we will be pleased to take care of it.

On the Edge Brewery

Brewer of the month: Tom Richards By Lu Golob Six years ago Tom started making his own beer and fruit wines. We thought they tasted good (and so did a few of our friends) and so 18 months ago we kitted our house out with the equipment to establish our craft brewery... On the Edge Brewery Our aim is to create real ale using the best and most interesting ingredients using a wide range of yeast, hops and malts. We produce a large variety of real ale from belgiums to wheat beer to British classics and will be launching 10 of our beers at our Beer Festival on Saturday 14th July 12noon- 11pm at The Old Junior School, South View Road. If you enjoy interesting beer, good food and folk music, you will love this event!

ON THE EDGE BREWERY LAUNCH Saturday 14th July 2012 12pm to 11pm ADMISSION FREE The Old Junior School,

South View Road, S7 1DB

June - July 2012

Beer Festival brews include: American style dry hopped ........... German style wheat..................... Selection of hoppy IPA’s................ Smoked marzen style.................... Small selection of limited edition strong double IPAs and Black IPA. Oak conditioned Imperial stout...... and traditional bitter

Tom in his brewery

All the beer we produce is rare and produced in small amounts, and unlikely to be brewed again because of the experimental nature of our brewery- ideal for all you beer tickers out there. If you want a local and innovative beer at your event, wedding, venue or party please get in touch. We can provide casks and pins.

For further information contact Lu and Tom Netheredge, Sheffield 07854983197 @ontheedegbrew

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