Sheffield International Venues (SIV) has raised its TV
profile this spring, welcoming camera
crews from the BBC and Five’s Good
The ‘70s kids BBC classic We are the Champions was recently
recreated at SIV’s Ponds Forge International Sports Centre. Tim Henman, Paddy
McGuiness and Dame Kelly
Holmes joined local school children
for the Sport Relief special. Filming took place in the venue’s international
sports hall and Olympic-sized swimming pool.
Ponds Forge and the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, which is also operated by SIV, were featured on
BBC One’s Olympic Dreams
following the likes of diver Tom Daley and world heptathlon champion Jess Ennis
in their quest for 2012 success.
The BBC 2009 Sports Personality of the Year event was
hosted by SIV at the Sheffield Arena and its success encouraged the broadcaster
to choose SIV for its We are the
Champions, says SIV GM Dominic Stokes. “These high profile televised events
demonstrate that anything is possible. From staging national swimming
championships to major business events, our flexible venues provide superb film
locations and can be transformed to
meet any need.”
The SIV portfolio includes iceSheffield, City Hall
Sheffield and the Don Valley Stadium.