2016 - October 2016

Supporting Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport evening

Sheffield's Celebration of Sport

Henry Boot Construction were proud to support Sheffield’s Celebration of Sport which took place on Wednesday 5 October at the English Institute of Sport Sheffield.

The event was a great success and was attended by over 700 guests, nearly 20 athletes from Rio, five world champions and nine Olympic and Paralympic medallists representing 15 sports. The evening, which followed a visit to the city by Lord Coe, was a celebration of past, present and future of sport in Sheffield and also saw the presentation of six grassroots sports awards.

Henry Boot supported the event with a table of guests and were joined by Olympic hockey champion Hollie Webb for the three course dinner. Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill also attended and gave an interview at the event.

Richard Caborn, project lead for Legacy Park Ltd, said: “It was an honour to bring together so many of our city’s sporting greats for an evening of celebration, and where better than the English Institute of Sport Sheffield where many of our Olympians and sports stars train.

“Sheffield is a city where ordinary people are helped to do extraordinary things and the Celebration of Sport was a chance to showcase this.

“From our sporting legends through to those currently flying the flag for Sheffield and our future stars, the awards and the whole evening recognised those who have placed our city firmly on the sporting map.

“People often say to me that Sheffield doesn’t shout loud enough about the city’s success, but last night at the Celebration of Sport I’m proud to say we did exactly that.”

Visit The Star’s website to find out more information about the event or view The Star’s 360 degree camera coverage of the evening.

“It was an honour to be surrounded by people from Yorkshire in particular Sheffield, who have achieved the highest level of sporting recognition. The celebration was also a superb opportunity to promote and support future sporting athletes alongside the superstars of today.”

David Woodhouse, Strategic Business Manager, Henry Boot Construction Ltd

For more information contact:

Karen Fisher
Business Development Manager