LISTINGS: Sport, Martial Arts & Outdoors - May 5 to May 12, 2011

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OUTDOORS

Football, to satisfy their Sky masters, the Football League season ends on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, with Sheffield United at Swansea and Barnsley at home to Millwall in the Championship, Sheffield Wednesday at home to Exeter City in League 1, Chesterfield at home to Gillingham and Rotherham home to Torquay in League 2.

Rugby League, Sheffield Eagles meet Leigh Centurions at Bramall Lane in the Co-operative Championship on Sunday, kicking off at 5.05pm.

Rugby Union, Sheffield Tigers are at away to Scunthorpe in the National Three Midlands League on Saturday

Speedway, Sheffield Tigers are away to Newcastle Diamonds in Premier League action on Friday and then are at home to Edinburgh Monarchs in the Knock-out Cup on Thursday, May 12. Tapes up 7.45pm.

Cricket, the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier League opens with Sheffield United away at Shaw Lane, Barnsley, on Saturday, starting at noon.

Short Mat Indoor Bowls, suitable for beginners or those with more experience, Centre in the Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, Mondays, 1pm - 3pm from next week (first session free, thereafter £3, booking essential, 2860400).

Golf, Lees Hall Golf Club is offering membership at reduced fees for ages 22-29 starting from £250 for both men and ladies (2554402, www.leeshallgolfclub.co.uk).

Golf, Sheffield’s largest and longest running Junior Golf Academy is now taking in new players, Hillsborough Golf Club, each level is run over an eight-week course., clubs and balls provided (PGA professional Mark Allen, 2294100/ 07791949073, www.hillsboroughgolfclub.co.uk).

Table Tennis, new members required for well established, friendly over 40s club, Scout Hall, Welby Place, Norton Lees, Tuesdays 8pm-9.30pm. (Norrie 2550824.)

Basketball, sessions for Y2 – Y6, boys & girls, Thursdays, 5pm – 6.30pm (£2.50), Y7 -Y11, boys Pay & Play, Saturdays, 10am-11.30am (£3), both at All Saints Sports Centre, Norfolk Park Road.

Badminton, established club in North Sheffield seeks experienced players for competitive play (2469853 or 2472031).

Ladies Badminton: Central Hillsborough, well established club of over 20 years, non competitive, all abilities welcome, Thursdays 6-7pm (Jackie, 2326150 or 07918180495).

Badminton, well established friendly and sociable badminton club for mixed doubles offers cheerful encouragement to intermediate players, St Andrews Hall, St Andrew’s Road, Netheredge, every Tuesday and Saturday 8pm-10pm (£4 non-members/£3 members, 2553544).

Rounders, all welcome to learn skills, have fun. Mixed teams currently playing for fun, leading to new league starting in May 2011. Every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning in central location. Rounders England approved (07920 816262 or email sheffrounders@gmail.com).

Sailing, weekends with the Sheffield-based SailingBreaks organisation. Big yacht weekend and full week sailing opportunities depart Sheffield for Scotland’s stunning west coast. Learn to sail yachts through the RYA sail training scheme (www.sailing-breaks.co.uk, andy@sailing-breaks.co.uk, 07836 762248, 2630902).

Mylnhurst Community Fencing Club, Adult and Junior fencing courses for beginners. Intermediate and advanced tuition also available. Private lessons by appointment. Sports Centre, Mylnhurst Preparatory School, Button Hill, Woodholm Road, Ecclesall, Mondays, 7.30pm-9.30pm term time only (Pete, 07890 579127 or email peter.ellinger@thefencingcoach.org.uk).

Climbing, instruction for adults includes specific structured courses for beginners and advanced and lead coaching for more experienced climbers, Foundry Climbing Centre, Mowbray Street, Wednesdays 7:30pm-9:30pm (email foundrymountain@btconnect.com , www.greatadventures.co.uk).

Rugby Union, Wortley RUFC training, Rugby pitch, Finkle Street Lane, Wortley, Adults, Tuesdays, 6.45pm-8.30pm, Kids, Sundays, 11am-1pm (Steve 07711 772771).

Girls Football, Socrates GFC, one of the few football clubs in Yorkshire catering exclusively for girls aged 9-18 welcomes players of all abilities and experience and has no selection process, looking especially for those aged under 14 on 31/8/09. Based in the SW of the city, training sessions are held throughout the year with time and venue variying according to age group. There is no commitment to join straight away - come and try out some training sessions first (Jane Speddings, 2361021).

Adult Trampoline Sessions, All Saints Sports College, Wednesday, 7pm-8pm (booking essential, Joanne Crowther, email joannetramp@yahoo.co.uk).

Abbeydale Archers, intensive ‘long weekend’ courses starting soon for anyone wishing to learn archery (www.abbeydalearchers.com, 2481790).

Sheffield American Football Team, looking for new players with or without experience, training Don Valley Bowl every Sunday, 1pm (further information from steelcityamfootball@fsmail.net or coachedley@aol.com).

Meersbrook Netball Club, all ages and abilities welcome meet all year round at the outdoor courts in Meersbrook Park, Wednesdays, 7pm - 8pm, (£2 per session, just turn up or call 07745 657914 for more info).

Badminton in Ranmoor, four courts available for friendly and competitive, doubles at an intermediate level, Tapton School Sports Hall, Darwin Lane, Crosspool, Fridays, 7pm-9.45pm (2302961, http://ranmoorbadminton.blogspot.com/)

Ladies Badminton Group, welcomes new members, friendly (no cliques), reasonable standard but not ultra serious about winning, Queen’s Park Sports Centre (main hall), Chesterfield, Thursdays, 8.30pm-10pm (£2 for guest session, Gail 07814 371884).

VaVaVita Badminton, mixed doubles for improvers and intermediates, fun social games for all ages 20 plus, newcomers welcome, Concord Sports Centre, Wednesdays, 8pm (Alex 2310869, www.VaVaVita.co.uk).

Ladies Badminton Club, located central Hillsborough, seeks few more players, non-competitive, Thursday evenings (2397225). either Opportunities for beginners/ improvers at other times,

Sheffield Ski Village, New state of the art Ten Pin Bowling Alley now open daily, ski slope opening times, Monday-Friday, 2pm-10pm and weekends, 9am - 7pm, ski and snowboard lessons available for individuals and groups plus recreational slope use, including freestyle Fun Park; Guaranteed to Ski courses (£80), Adventure Mountain outdoor play area and café open at weekends and holidays, children’s parties, holiday academies, licensed bar and function room available, Vale Road, Parkwood Springs (www.sheffieldskivillage.co.uk or 2760044).

Golf, Lees Hall Golf Club is currently offering membership with no joining fee for new members in all sections, mens, ladies and juniors (contact the Secretary, 2552900 or visit www.leeshallgolfclub.co.uk).

Sheffield Steel Rollergirls, all female full contact sport that’s huge in the USA and now taking off in the UK with teams all over the country. One in Sheffield is now being formed and has been practising for a five months and looking for recruits, meeting Skate Central, Queens Road, Tuesdays, 6pm plus official practice, Graves Leisure Centre, Sundays, 3pm-4.30pm (£3).

Lacrosse, Sheffield Steelers Lacrosse compete in the Northern Championships. There are two senior men’s teams, a mixed team and ladies team and juniors compete at under 19, 16, 14 and 12 age groups. Senior home games are played on Saturday afternoons at Abbeydale Park, Abbeydale Road South. Senior training is at Abbeydale, Wednesdays, 9pm, ladies, Broomgrove Road, Mondays, Juniors, Tapton School, Darwin Lane, Fridays, 4pm. New and old players are welcomed (sheffieldlacrosse@hotmail.co.uk or 2663335, 07788916838).

Korfball, new players wanted for exciting mixed team sport similar to basketball. Sheffield team training Tuesday evenings at Ecclesfield School, 8.30pm-10pm (www.sheffieldtrotters.co.uk or email trotterskorf@lycos.com).

Gliding, an exciting sport for all and the Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club situated in the glorious Peak Park, close to Hathersage offers glider flight training at all levels, seven days a week during the summer and five days in the winter. Trial flights available (01298871270, www.dlgc.org.uk, dlgc@gliding.u-net.com).

Sheffield Viking Sailing Club, dinghy sailing and racing, Sundays all year round, Thursday evenings and Saturday during spring and summer, beginners course available, experienced also welcome, Dam Flask, Bradfield (family membership £125 per year, includes partner and children under 18, 2 305418, Denis.Porter@tiscali.co.uk, www.sheffieldviking.org.uk or just turn up on a Sunday 11am till 4:30pm).

Sheffield Ladies RUFC. summer fitness training open to all, Hillsborough Park, Tuesdays, 7pm, meet at car park, and Millhouses Park, Thursdays 7pm, meet car park (for details email: root2@lycos.co.uk).

Steel City Striders, running club meets weekly, Graves Tennis Centre, Bochum Way, Norton, Wednesdays, 7pm, and other Sheffield locations during the week (07790844274, steelcitystriders@hotmail.com).

Women’s Running Group, friendly group meets every Monday at the junction of Rustlings Road and Ecclesall Road opposite Jimmy’s Plaice fish and chip shop to run through the park in summer and on the roads in winter (new members welcome, Helen 2686674).

Nomads Chess Club, always welcome players of all abilities for both competitive and social chess, Gardener’s Rest, 105 Neepsend Lane, Wednesdays, 7.30pm (contact Phil Ford, 2348451).

Sheffield Fencing School, classes in foil and epee, Ecclesall Parish Halls, Room Two, Ringinglow Road, Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm (2669882).

Kiveton Park & Wales Fencing Club, tuition in foil, epee and sabre, all ages welcome at friendly club, more than 20 years coaching experience, all equipment provided, Kiveton Park and Wales Village Hall, Walesmoor Avenue, off Wales Road (B6059), Kiveton Park,, Tuesdays, 7.30pm- 9.30pm including school holidays (0789 0579127).

Sheffield Sword Club, fencing and coaching at all levels and ages, English Institute of Sport (Sheffield), Coleridge Road, Attercliffe, Mondays and Thursdays 7pm-10pm, foil, epee and sabre up to Level 5 with BAF/BFA coaches, latest safety equipment. Beginner’s course starting the first Monday of every month at 7.15pm, everyone from 11 years to OAP’s welcome (Howard 07990 556823, email yfence@aol.com. www.sheffieldswordclub.co.uk).

Sheffield Table Tennis Club, welcomes all juniors of seven years and over of all abilities to learn the game, practise their skills and enjoy the fun, English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Mondays, 6pm-7.30pm for under 14s, 7.30pm-9.30pm for over 14s (just turn up, first session free, equipment provided).

Vulcan Table Tennis Club, coaching and competition, Croft House Settlement, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (2440717).

City of Sheffield Basketball Club on Saturday - Hatters U16s v Gateshead, 12.30pm, Sheffield Saints v Loughborough University, 6.30pm both at All Saints Sports Centre, Hallam Hatters Division II away v Stockport, Junior Sharks U 15s away v Oldham, U14s away v Bradford: Sunday Junior Sharks U18s v Stockport, 3pm, U16s v Stockport v Stockport, 1.00pm, Hatters Division II away v Leicester.

City of Sheffield Basketball Club is looking for new players to join their highly successful Junior Sharks and Junior Hatters teams. If you are a boy who wants to play basketball, the Junior Sharks are inviting boys currently in Y6 to Y10 to come to open sessions every Saturday morning 10am-12 noon at All Saints Sports Centre. If you are a girl, the Junior Hatters girls basketball club invites any girls who want to play basketball to open sessions every Tuesday 5-6.30pm for girls in Y5 to Y8 and every Thursday 5-6.30pm for girls in Y9 onwards. Both boys and girls basketball sessions are held at All Saints Sports Centre (GOALS), Norfolk Park Road Sheffield S2 2RU.

Spice, adventure sports and social group for adults with more than 1,700 members around Yorkshire offers a wide range of sporting activities including badminton, ski trips, bowling evenings, mountain biking, and even scuba diving (2889997 or email listings@spiceyorks.com).

MARTIAL ARTS

Martial Arts Classes, weekly classes covering several disciplines,

The Workstation, Paternoster Row, Thursdays from April 14, 6.30-9.30pm.

White Crane Silat-Indonesian Martial Art-Self Defence, everyone welcome, The Institute, Hartley Street, Heeley, Wednesdays, 7-9pm ( first session free, 2890181 jacqui@silatpgbuk.fsnet.co.uk).Women Kick Boxing Classes, fully qualified insured female instructor, Grimesthorpe Islamic Institute, off Lyons Road, Pitsmoor, beginners class, Saturdays, 11.30am-1pm (£3); Everyone Centre, Broadfield Road, off Abbeydale Road, Heeley, Sundays, 2pm-3.30pm (£2 per session, al_nisasportandleisure@yahoo.co.uk or call 07752094070).

Jiu-jitsu (How to handle yourself if attacked), for adults 16+, generally 1 to 1 tuition on the basis of current ability, small friendly group, track suit bottoms and T-Shirt or similar attire is fine, Brampton Parish Hall, Knollbeck Lane, Brampton Bierlow, near Rotherham), Fridays 7 - 9 pm.

KapapSheffield, Self Defence and Self Protection classes based on Kapap, Senshido and Brazilian Jui Jitsu, plus Kickboxing, Grappling, BJJ and Body Conditioning, Unit 2, Little London Road (Craig and Debbie on 07732 744188, wwwkapapsheffield.co.uk, info@kapapsheffield.co.uk).

Women’s Thai/ Kick Boxing, Grimesthorpe Islamic Institute, Grimesthorpe Road, off Lyons Road, Pitsmoor, Saturdays, 10am - 11.30am (al_nisasportandleisure@yahoo.co.uk or call 07752094070).

Sifu William Lai Wing Chun kung fu classes, Sheffield Chinese Community Centre, London Road, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8pm-9.30pm and Saturday, 6pm-7.30pm (0792 0045128 or www.wingchun.me.uk).

Hallamshire Aikido Club, traditional Aikido classes, Sheffield Springs Academy, Hurlfield Road, near Manor Top, Tuesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Thursdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm (£5/ £3, www.hallamshireaikido.co.uk).

Self-Defence, based on Brazilian and traditional jiu-jitsu, men and women welcome, Upper Movement Hall, Dronfield Centre, Green Lane, Dronfield, Mondays, 8.15pm (Steve, 2557763).

Brian Aiken World of Martial Arts and Fitness Studio, stepbox, aerobics, box-a-cise, yoga, circuit training, Pilates, Tae-Bo circuti, Ju-jitsu for chldren and adults, grappling for children and adults, women’s self defence, Earl Street, between Decathlon and Gatecrasher 1 (2013690/ 0785 9909963).

Shaolin Fists International Kung Fu and Qigong, The Fitness Club, Surrey Street Wednesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm-9:15pm and Satrdays 3pm-5pm, Fitness First, Sheffield Road, Chesterfield Tuesday 8pm-9:30pm and Sundays, 4pm-5:30pm (details call 07960531968).

Aikido, English Institute of Sport, Thursdays, 7pm (contact Steve Walker 07799 608356).

Boxercise, Martial Arts and Circuit Training, alternative form of circuit training in which you will develop high level of fitness and lose weight, all welcome at friendly class, 393 Club, Langsett Road (£3, 2561114 for details).

Taekwondo, total fitness training and self defence, adult beginners class, Fitness Club, Surrey Street, Mondays, 6.30pm-7.30pm (£4 per class, open to non members, 2753755).

Hoan Lung Shaolin Kung Fu Association, Fitness Club, Surrey Street, Mondays and Wednesdays, 7.30pm-9.30pm, and Saturdays, 3pm-5pm, Queens Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield, Tuesdays and Sundays, 7.30pm-9pm (Peter Allsop, 07960 531968).

Self-Defence Classes, covering all aspects, suitable for all ages and abilities, 5 Mappin Street, off West Street, Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm; St Mary’s School, Cundy Street, Walkley, Mondays, 7pm-9pm (2305882).

Abbeydale Ju-Jitsu Club, coaching for juniors, beginners and advanced, Croft House Settlement, Garden Street (off foot of Broad Lane), Mondays, 6.30pm-9.30pm (2630047).

Tombo Dojo, Japanese martial arts coaching, Croft House Settlement, Sunday , 5pm-7pm (2827662).

OUTDOORS

Get Walking Keep Walking, 30 minute or one-hour walks around about the city centre with the Alzheimer’s Society, Thursdays, May 5 and 26, meeting at Venture House, Arundel Street, 11am (book with Ros on 2768414).

Dawn Chorus Walk in the Porter Valley, led by Paul Medforth for Friends of the Porter Valley, Saturday, 5.30am, meeting at Wire mill Dam car park, Whiteley Wood Road (non-members donations towards Shepherd Wheel restoration).

Penistone Line Partnership, Saturday, catch 8.36am train from Sheffield, arrive Dodworth 9.10am for 10-mile walk, finishing at Penistone station.

Halcyon Rambling Club, regular programme of weekly walks, next nine miles Grade 3+ linear from Edale Station to Ollerbrook Clough, Rowlands Cote Moor, Crooklands Knoll, Win Hill, Thornhill Carrs, and Sickleholme, Sunday, 9.30am, park at Sickleholme/Bamford and catch 9.40 train from Bamford to Edale, some access land, dogs on short fixed leads (01433 651679); five-mile Grade 2 ramble from Litton, Wednesday, 9.45am, meet at Red Lion , SK 164 752 (07879 404108).

Sheffield CTC Cycle Rides, moderate 50-mile ride to Edale, meet Dronfield Civic Centre, Sunday, 9.30am (01246 416453), mountain bike ride to Barlow and Holmesfield, Wednesday, meet Dronfield Civic Centre, 6.30pm (2687654). New riders should contact Barry, 2372630.

Haddon Hall Full Garden Access, chance to explore the terraces of the garden not normally open to the public, Haddon Hall, near Bakewell, every Friday (subject to weather), noon to 5pm (£9.50/ £8.50, children £5.50, family £27.50).

Countryside Walks, from Haddon Hall, Tuesday (free, must be booked in advance, 01629 810912).

Victorian Society, walk round Darnall, a Victorian suburb, Wednesday, meet 6.30 pm at corner of Main Road and Station Road, near Holy Trinity Church (2686729).

Sheffield 40s Walking Group, Monsal and River Wye with Kath 10 miles, Saturday; Calver round with Jim 10+ miles or Bleaklow with James 16+ miles, Sunday (www.s40wg.org).

Sheffield Ramblers, Sunday: Pastures and Bridges, 9am 272 bus to Fairholmes, nine miles circular – intermediate; Can We Find Some Orchids?, 9am 181 bus to Hartington, 12 miles circular – moderate; Tuesday: Little and Large, 9.25am 65 bus to Foolow, eight mile linear walk to Bakewell, moderate, no dogs; Wednesday: We Are Not Short of Dams, 9.34am 40 bus to Fulwood for walk to Low Bradfield, 12 miles linear – moderate (email: organisers@shamblers.co.uk or call 07977 690100

Sheffield Shamblers, Sunday: Roche Abbey, meet at 10.30 All Saints Church, Laughton en le Morthen, 10.30am, 7.5 miles Laughton, Firbeck, Stone, Roche Abbey and Laughton

(www.sheffieldramblers.org).

Sheffield Clarion Ramblers, regular programme of Sunday walks, using public transport. Occasional car/coach rambles. (2500956 or 2306097).

Castle Mountaineering Club, new members weekend, May 14 and 15 offering climbing, walking and biking. Weekly local meets and regular trips further afield. New members always welcome whatevever your level of experience.( Andrew 2686605 or email ajpmilne@talktalk.net, www.castlemountaineeringclub.co.uk).

Tuesday Pie Rides with CycleSheffield, go in search of the Best Pie in the Golden Frame, Tuesdays, 5.45pm for 6pm set off, meet at Barkers Pool, (www.cyclesheffield.org.uk/event-calendar/).

Sheffield General Cemetery Gardening Group, light gardening in friendly company withe the Friends of the General Cemetery to keep the Memorial Garden in trim, beginners welcome, Fridays, 2pm-4pm, meet at the Gatehouse, top of Cemetery Avenue (2683486/3351853).

Task Group of Rivelin Valley Conservation Group, monthly practical conservation in the Valley, last Sunday in each month (Keith Kendall, 2307144, email rvcg@supanet.com, www.rivelinvalley.org.uk).

Woodland Workout, pilot project by the Forestry Commission to help folk stay in trim and improve wildlife habitats at which volunteers will be taught how to use a range of tools safely to undertake environmental improvement tasks after warming up with a 15 minute walk through the wood and each session ending with a few stretches to prevent muscles aching the next day, Wharncliffe Wood, second Wednesday of each month from 10am to 3pm (for more information and a registration pack contact Hannah Darcel on 01623 821452 or 07789942599 or email hannah.darcel@forestry.gsi.gov.uk).

Peak Walking Group, ideal for anyone who likes walking in the countryside but doesn’t feel comfortable walking on their own (Margaret, 01302 351658 or Ellie 01246 853155).

Sheffield YHA, arranges regular Sunday walks and weekends and trips away staying at youth hostels, cottages, camping barns and campsites, plus social events, meets Red Lion, Charles Street, Mondays, from 8.30pm (2962773, 07867 977569, www.ozark.force9.co.uk/sheffyha).

Red Rope, socialist walking/climbing club which strives to be non-sexist, non-racist, non-elitist. Sheffield group walk fortnightly, on Sundays (2686409, www.redrope.org.uk).

Sheffield FridayNightRide, monthly cycle ride around Sheffield for those who enjoy cycling and Sheffield. Everyone welcome regardless of ability or bike, no-one gets left behind, and no-one gets too far ahead (www.sheffieldfridaynightride.org.uk for ride dates and themes, email sheffieldfridaynightride@googlemail.com).

Fab, Fitafter50 and Single in Sheffield?, Matchventure organise monthly weekend walks (phone Kate or Moya 07963232803/ 07999845638 for more details or visit www.matchventure.co.uk).

Sheffield Dog Walking Group, fun social group run by professional dog trainer and behaviourist Victoria Cooper of People & Dogs for dog owners and fellow dog enthusiasts, aiming to provide a friendly social atmosphere for owners and their four-legged friends of all ages, on guided walks in locations of varying distance, difficulty, and duration (2747665, www.lancastermedia.co.uk/sdwg, email sheffielddogwalkinggroup@hotmail.com, ).

Pushchair Walk, starting from the Killamarsh sports centre, tea and coffee available afterwards, Wednesdays, 9.15am-10.15am (Rita Tollerfield, 07910 770546).

Community Allotment, at Meersbrook Road, Friday mornings, to enjoy working together, learning about organic growing, and taking home produce (to arrange to come along, call Alison 2580599, Heather 2217284).

Friends of the Botanical Gardens, volunteer working days, Sheffield Botanical Gardens, Clarkhouse Road, Wednesdays, 10am.

Health Walks, Mondays: Graves Park, meet at the Rare Breeds car park, off Hemsworth Road, 10am; Foxhill, 10am, limited places, check for availability; Upperthorpe, meet at Upperhorpe Library, 10.30am (check availability on 2702040); Darnall, meet at the Ranger base cabin in High Hazels Park, off Greenland Road, 11am; Firth Park, meet at the First Start Building, Firth Park Road, 11.30am; Parson Cross, meet at the pavilion in Parson Cross Park, off Buchanan Road, 1pm; Hillsborough Park ‘Buggy Brigade,’ meet at the pavilion in Hillsborough Park off Middlewood Road, 1.30pm. Tuesdays: Stannington, meet at the TARA office, Fairbarn Drive, 10.15am; Ecclesall Woods, meet at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet car park, 10.30am; High Green, meet at Ecclefield Parish Council offices on Pack Horse Lane, 10.30am; Handsworth, meet at the Scout Hut, back of Church on Handsworth Road, 1.30pm; Pitsmoor, meet at Pitsmoor Surgery on Burngreave Road, 1.30pm; Porter Valley, meet outside Endcliffe Park café on Rustlings Road, 1.30pm. Wednesday: Stocksbridge, meet at various venues, 10.30am (2830572 for details); Totley, meet at Totley Library on Baslow Road, 10.30am; Gleadless, meet at Gleadless Medical Centre on Gleadless Road, 12.30pm; Ecclesfield, meet at Mill Road Surgery, 2pm; Richmond, meet in the lobby at St Catherine’s Church on Richmond Road 2pm. Thursdays: Firshill, meet outside Firshill School on Orphanage Road, 10am; Frecheville, meet at the Library on Smalldale Road, 10am; Grenoside, meet in the community centre car park on Main Street, , 10am; Lowedges, meet at Gresley Road meeting rooms, 10am; Wisewood/Wadsley, meet at Wisewood School in the Community Sports College, off Laird Road, 10.30am; Hillsborough, meet at Hillsborough Arena, formally known as the ‘Old Running Track’ off Middlewood Road, 10.30am; Shiregreen, meet at the F.E.F.A Resource House, Foxglove Road., 1pm; Parson Cross, meet at the pavilion in Parson Cross Park, off Buchanan Road., 1pm; Whiteley Woods, meet outside Forge Dam café, Whiteley Lane/Brookhouse Hill, 2pm; Hackenthorpe, meet at the Christ Church junction, Donetsk Way/Sheffield Road, 2pm. Fridays: Norfolk Park, meet at the Centre in the Park, Norfolk Heritage Park, off Guilford Avenue, 10am; Woodhouse, meet at Woodhouse Library on Skelton Lane, 1.30pm (walks open to all, 2039335/7 for details).

Activity Sheffield, programme of activity sessions for older adults, Multi Sports, Back 2 Sport session for beginners and those wanting to improve their fitness in a fun and friendly environment, Ecclesfield School Sports Centre, Thursdays, 7pm-7.45pm starting June 10 (£1), King Ecgberts School, Furniss Ave, Dore, Fridays, 6pm-7pm (£2); Jogging for Beginners, Hillsborough Park, Mondays, 6pm-7pm, meet in reception at Hillsborough Sports Arena, Tuesdays, 6pm-7pm, (£1); Graves Park, meet in reception at Graves Tennis Centre (£1); Salsa for Beginners, Davy’s Sporting Club, Prince of Wales Road, Mondays, 5.30-6.30pm, (£2); Boxercise and Fitness, for beginner adults, Derek Dooley Community Centre, Weston View, Crookes, Thursdays, 6pm-7pm (£2); Badminton, great session for beginners, English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Mondays, 11am-12 (£2.50); 50+ Chairobics and Games, St Catherine’s Church, Richmond Road., Thursdays, 12.30-2pm (£1); 50+ Multi Activities, including skittles, indoor bowls games and curling, Hallam Community Hall, Hallam Grange Crescent, Fulwood, Fridays, 2pm-3pm (£2), Ecclesall Church Parish Halls, Ecclesall,, Tuesdays, 1pm-2pm (£2), St Timothy’s Church, Crookes, Mondays, 1.30-3pm (£1.50); St Aidan’s Church, City Road/Manor Lane, Wednesdays, 1pm-2.30pm (£1), Concord Sports Centre, Wednesdays, 1pm-2pm, (£2.50). Details: 2734266 or www.sheffield.gov.uk/activitiesforadults).

HF Sheffield Walking Group, all welcome on countryside walks of approximately eight miles, meet Dore and Totley station, Saturdays, 9.30am, shorter walks available and also Wednesdays from Sheffield Interchange (call 2586789 for programme).

Sheffield 20’s and 30’s Walking Group, walks every weekend, including trips away and weekly socials, for anyone aged 20-40 (www.sheffieldwalkinggroup.org.uk for details).

Grow Your Own Chips!, for those new to growing fruit and veg the chance to learn how informally with help and support from LEAF Community Allotments, where knowledge, work and produce is shared, Norwood Allotments, Herries Road, Wednesdays, 11am-3.30pm, Thursdays, 10am to noon (2854479).

Green Gym 2002, organic gardening for health, join friendly group, Women’s Community Organic Allotment, meet Walkley Library, Thursdays, 1pm (2853364); Sheffield Organic Food Initiative Allotments, Crookes, meet Healthy Living Centre, Upperthorpe Library, Fridays, 10am (2686727).

Spice, adventure sports and social group for adults with over 1,700 members around Yorkshire. We offer a wide range of outdoor events including weekly rambles, abseiling, caving, water sports and as well as some more unusual activities (2889997 or email listings@spiceyorks.com. www.spi cey orks.com ).