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Looking for Training Space in Sheffield ?

Posted on: August 19th, 2015 by Amy Johnson

With the September welcome back fast approaching now is the time to book in your training sessions for the season ahead.

Active8-Sheffield has a variety of spaces and sessions available to block book throughout the winter months. Suitable for a variety of activities including Badminton, Basketball, Football, Netball, Korfball, Volleyball, Dance, Fitness Classes, Theory based lessons and much more, our venues are available to hire for both one off sessions and events as well as to block book on a weekly basis for your training and matches.

We have a range of different spaces available at various locations across Sheffield which includes:

Sports Halls

Our large multi-use sports halls have court markings for a variety of sports such as football, badminton, basketball, netball and volleyball. All the sports hall facilities have access to both male and female toilet and changing facilities and we have a variety of  equipment to use within the sports halls including indoor football goals, badminton posts, netball goals, basketball hoops and volleyball nets.

Our gymnasiums rooms are equipped with floor markings for a variety of sports such as badminton, basketball, football and Boccia, however the spring loaded floor favours other activities such as fitness, self defence, tai-chi and dancing classes.

We have a variety of equipment available for use within the gym such as badminton posts, basketball nets, trampolines, mats and benches.

Our 3G astro Turf pitches are complete with outdoor floodlights, full size and 5-a-side to 7-a-side nets and goals as well as Hockey goals and access to changing facilities.

Our pitches have a full 11-a-side football pitch marked out for matches but also have small sized pitches marked out, these pitches run width ways across the pitch and are ideal for 5-a-side to 7-a-side football training sessions. The Astroturf is mostly used for football training and matches however it is used for a range of other activities such as rugby, lacrosse and hockey.
To arrange to view any of the facilities or to book a session please contact Junior on 0114 402308 – Option 2.


Summer Football Tournament 2015

Posted on: June 11th, 2015 by Amy Johnson

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Our annual Men’s Summer Football Tournament is underway! The following teams will be battling it out to take the 2015 trophy :

Norton Oaks FC
Devonshire FC
Active8 Sheffield
FC Pockets

As the tournament unfolds you can keep up to date with the fixtures, league table,  match action and scorers by using the links on this page .

Summer Tournament – Fixtures 2015 

Active8 Sheffield Summer Football Tournament 2015 – Week 1

Active8 Sheffield Summer Football Tournament 2015 – Week 2

Active8 Sheffield Summer Football Tournament 2015 – Week 3

Active8 Sheffield Summer Football Tournament 2015 – Week 4

Active8 Sheffield Summer Football Tournament 2015 – Week 5

Active8 Sheffield Summer Football Tournament 2015 – Week 6

Active8 Sheffield Summer Football Tournament 2015 – Week 7

You can also follow the action on Twitter – twitter_square-32@activ8sheffield #SFT

Football Gala and Fun Day

Posted on: May 27th, 2015 by Amy Johnson

On Sunday 12th July 2015 Active8-Sheffield will be hosting our annual Charity Fun Day in aid of Weston Park and Barnsley Hospice Cancer Charities to support the fantastic work that they do.

As part of the event we will be running a Junior Football Tournament which will take place on our very own 3G Astroturf and Grass Pitches at Tapton and King Edwards Community Sports Centres (Crosspool).

The day will run from 10am–3pm and will feature junior teams from around Sheffield and south Yorkshire with medals for all who enter.

We are looking for teams to be able to run separate tournaments for under 8’s, 9’s and 10’s and these will require squads of 10 with 7 playing at any one time. There will also be a 9-a-side tournament with squads of up to 14 for the under 11’s age.

The cost will be £30.00 per team or £45.00 if the same club enters two teams.

Your support this year will help to make a great day for all the teams involved and is sure to help make a difference to someone’s future.

Please contact us back via email to or by calling  0114 2402 308 – Option 2  should you wish to enter a team or wish to discuss anything further.


We hope to hear from you soon.


Car Boot Pitches Available

Posted on: May 14th, 2015 by Amy Johnson


Our Annual Charity event in aid of Weston Park Cancer Charity is being held on Sunday 12th July 2015, as part of this day we will be running a Car Boot Sale. We are therefore looking for anyone who will be interested in holding a pitch on the day or anyone looking for a great day out and some bargains.

The events will be taking place on the grass field at King Edwards Community Sports Centre (S10 5RG). Sellers from 10:00am -Buyers from 11:00am.

Pitches cost just £7.00, with all of the money going to Weston Park Cancer Charity and any monies made from sales is the pitch holders to keep.

As well as the Car boot sales there will be plenty of other opportunities to get involved with on the 12th of July, some of which will include a Junior Charity Football Gala, bouncy castles, a parrot show, fairground rides, face painting, various craft stalls, charity basketball and tennis, our ever-present Caribbean food and, of course, Big Al himself leading the microphone.

To book a pitch, or to get involved in the event in any other way, please e-mail or contact us on 0114 2402308- Option 2 or 07795222579.

We thank you for your support and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Ross Papercraft 2014

Posted on: May 19th, 2014 by Amy Johnson

On Sunday 18th May Ecclesfield Community Sports Centre hosted its first Ross Papercraft Show in partnership with Active8-Sheffield, this popular nationwide event took over our Sports Hall and Classroom areas to convert our facilities into a world of paper craft.

The show featured a whole host of crafting workshops, activities and stalls all open to the public with over 350 people attending the event to have a go at new crafts, purchase new collections and pick up tips from the paper crafting experts.

There were a variety of different stalls and workshops taking part in the show, all showing off their skills, new techniques and materials for all manner of painting, stamping, quilting, engraving and card making crafts, more details for these and Ross Papercraft Shows can be found at:

We would like to say thank you to Ross Papercraft for using our venue to create such a successful event; we hope that this is the first of many to come.

Please get in touch with us on 0114 2402308  or to find out how you can run an event like this in any of our facilities.






The Sheffield Malaysian Games 2014

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by Amy Johnson

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Active8-Sheffield’s facilities were proud to be host venue to The Sheffield Malaysian Games 2014. In support of The Sheffield Malaysian Students Association and The University of Sheffield the games used our very own King Edward’s and Tapton Community Sport Centers to showcase the event to over 1000 supporters and participants from the Malaysian community annually, bringing together communities from all over the UK and Ireland all in the true spirit of sportsmanship.

The facilities at both sites were bursting with people, fun and activities, with our Astro Turfs, Sports Halls, Gymnasiums, Halls, Outside Courts and Classroom spaces all filled with various different traditional sports, tournaments, and activities.

Just some of these time-honored sports and activities showcasing within our facilities at the event included:

Football, Basketball, Touch Rugby, Sepak Takraw, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, Rapid Chess, Dam Haji, Carrom, Volleyball, Netball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Congkak, and Batu Seremban.

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The Games also offered a Mini Kids Games event, with again our very own classroom spaces accommodating an assortment of events including an indoor shoebox race, face painting, balloon volleyball.

Not only hosting Sports and activities on the day, The Malaysian Food Festival was also featured within the King Edward’s Sports Centre Canteen, with an exciting and tasty range of National dishes and delicacies being featured, including Nasi Lemark, Roti Canai, Satay.

At Active8- Sheffield we are very pleased to be able to offer our facilities to the The Sheffield Malaysian games and hold such a large scale event within our venues.

Please visit to find out more about the The Sheffield Malaysian Games Event.

To find out how you can use our facilities to host your own event.

Contact us at Active8-Sheffield on 0114 2402308

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Active8 Sheffield and the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA’s women’s 6-a-side league is back!

Posted on: November 12th, 2013 by Amy Johnson

Ladies 6-a-side League


Active8 Sheffield and the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA’s women’s 6-a-side league is back!

Following on from the highly successful previous seasons the women’s 6-a-side league is looking forward to pushing on to bigger and better things.

The league will return to Monday nights at 7:00pm and will be played on our fully floodlit 3G Astroturf pitches at King Edwards Community Sports Centre. 

All teams are welcome, whether it be established teams looking for extra practice or leisure groups wanting to keep fit and join in an exciting and official league.

Do you have a team that can be crowned champions?


For more information about the league or to register a team please contact us now on:

or call 0114 2402308


Summer Football Tournament – The Final

Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Amy Johnson

The Final

Reigning champions Greenhill White Hart against Concord FC.


Summer Football Tournament – The Final

Charity Fun Day 2013

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by Nathan Reid

On Sunday 14th July 2013, Tapton School was full to the brim with visitors on site for our Active8 Charity Fun Day 2013.  As always, the event was in aid of two fantastic causes close to all our hearts here at Active8, Weston Park Cancer Charity and The Barnsley Hospice.  As a warm-up for the day, we hosted our first ever stand-alone car boot sale at King Edwards VII Lower School on Sunday 7th July 2013.  Special thanks go out to all those who attended that day.

One thing that was different from previous years is that the sun was shining all day and not only could people join in all the fun activities on offer but they could top up their tans at the same time.

A large focal point of the big day was our Charity Junior Football Gala, which was an enormous success and made great for great viewing throughout the day.  Teams turned up from all over the city – from Crosspool to Maltby and Ecclesfield to Stocksbridge, the variation in teams and age groups was impressive.  Separate sections ran for the Under 8’s, 9’s, 10’s and 11’s age groups and none of the tournament disappointed.  Special mentions go to our winners and runner-up who were as follows:

Under 8’s – Winners:  Nether Green JFC   Runners-up:  Norton Lees

Under 9’s – Winners:  Greenhill JFC

Under 10’s – Winners:  Crosspoool Juniors   Runners-up:  SWFC Young Owls

Under 11’s – Winners:  SWFC Young Owls  Runners-up:  Woodhouse JFC

As well as the football, we had plenty of other activities going on throughout the day.  There were bouncy castles, a parrot show, fairground rides, face painting, a car boot sale, various craft stalls, charity basketball and tennis, our ever-present Caribbean food on offer and, of course, Big Al himself leading the microphone and getting everyone involved (including numerous members of Active8 staff taking part in a Macarena dance-off!?).

A HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who was involved in making the day such a success including stall holders, footballers, parents, team managers and anyone else who turned up to support the amazing causes.  The event would have struggled to take place without you all and would have inevitably raised significantly less funds. A mention to all the businesses and colleagues who made donations in the form of raffle prizes to the day as well.

Finally we would like to mention our hard-working staff who put in a massive effort not only on the day but in the build up to this event.

We hope to continue the fundraising for the rest of the year and beyond.  It would be great if you could join us and we see you all again in the near future.

The total raised from the day was a healthy £915.00 and this will be donated to our charities shortly.

Enjoy and take care.

Charity Fun Day & Car Boot Sale – 2013

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by Nathan Reid

Active8 Sheffield will be hosting their sixth annual charity fun day on Sunday 14th July 2013 with the normal car boot sale taking place the week before on Sunday 7th July 2013 due to the size of the main event. The Weston Park Hospital and Barnsley Hospice cancer charities will again benefit from the success of both days. The fun day takes place 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and is at both King Edwards and Tapton Community Sports Centre with the car boot taking place at Tapton from 8:00 am onwards.

It will be a fun event for all and will raise further awareness of the work that is done by these wonderful charities. The event has been a massive success over the years and has been supported from the outset by many local businesses who dedicate there time to make this event the success that it is.

Activities taking place throughout the day will include 4 small-sided children’s football tournament on the 3G astro turfs and grass pitches. The event will again be supported by many organizations that have worked with us since the day begun in 2007 and these include Fun 2 Bounce, Big Als Funhouse Entertainment, Party Animals, Bishops Coffee House and Bistro, Active Stars, Chris’s Ices plus several other Sheffield based organisations.

Features include fairground rides, inflatable slides, a parrot show, an animal farm, bouncy castle’s, a penalty shoot-out with Caribbean Food catering for your taste buds.

This is an event that you don’t want to miss, we raised £1092.00 last year and in total since the start of the event we have donated over £8000 to the charities since the event began in 2007, we have spread the event over two days this year to ensure greater success for everyone involved.

All money raised from the events whether this is through pitch fees for the car boots or entry fees to the tournaments are donated directly to the charities, with the additional on-site activities donating a fee from there takings for the day.

Please come and show your support entry to the event is free, and the experience from the day will make a difference to someone’s future. Whether this is through donations or you have a conversation with one of the on-site Weston Park or Barnsley Hospice representatives this could help to change the lives of the people we all love.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.