Crosspool Juniors football coach wanted; plus open training session for under-8s

Crosspool Juniors under-7s football coach wanted

Crosspool JuniorsEver fancied coaching football? Well now’s your chance!

Crosspool Juniors FC is looking to start up a new team for under-7s next season. The role would involve training once a week and games on Sunday’s with the exception of some school holidays.

There is also an opportunity to start the season as a qualified FA coach as places are still available for the Level 1 coaches’ badge in June 2016 all paid for by the club.

If you are interested please contact Chris Pryor (Crosspool Juniors under 8s manager) mobile 07941 805917 or email

Crosspool Juniors football training

Crosspool Juniors under-8s are having an open training session on Friday 29 April 6-7.30pm on the top field on Darwin Lane. All children who will be in school years Y2 – Y4 in September 2016 are welcome along to come and test their skills.

If you are interested come along on the day or contact Chris Pryor (Crosspool Juniors under 8s manager) on 07941 805917 or email

If you can’t make it on the 29 April but would like to know more please do not hesitate to get in touch with Chris.

Under-11s coach wanted

Crosspool Juniors are looking to recruit a volunteer coach to take charge of an additional team at Under-11 (Y6) for the 2016/17 season.

The expectation is for all our coaches to gain FA Level 1 qualification and Youth Module qualifications wherever possible. The club will support all coaches in their development. In line with the club philosophy we are looking for someone who will help create an enjoyable, challenging and non-pressure environment to enable children to develop as players and individuals.

If you are interested in joining please contact Chris –


First big snowfall of the winter in Crosspool

Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014
Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014

Up to 16cm of snow fell on Crosspool on Boxing day evening, causing delays for drivers and the cancellation of the 51 bus service.

Traffic was moving slowly on roads all over Sheffield as the snow settled into the evening with delays on major roads and some minor roads blocked.

One journey from Crosspool to Millhouses reportedly took two hours. Some drivers abandoned their cars, deciding instead to continue their journey on foot.

As of 8am this morning First announced that the 51 bus service was suspended due to the conditions. It was running again by 4pm.

Many families took advantage of the holiday snow and ventured out for sledging, snowmen and snowball fights.

Here’s a selection of photos from Twitter and some taken this morning.

Crosspool house nominated in Sheffield Design Awards

The Crosspool house nominated for the Sheffield Design Awards
The Crosspool house nominated for the Sheffield Design Awards

A house on Darwin Lane in Crosspool has been nominated for this year’s Sheffield Design Awards.

Ranmoor House is located opposite the King Edward VII Lower School field. It is designed by local architect Coda Studios and includes zinc cladding to reflect the city’s industrial heritage and art deco features.

The Crosspool house is up against other buildings and locations including The Sheffield Tap pub, South Street park, Tudor Square, JG Graves Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods, Park Hill flats and the university’s Arts Tower.

In September last year, the house was featured in BBC TV programme To Build or Not To Build.

Vote in Sheffield Design Awards 2012

Darwin House Garden Party on 18 June

Darwin House residential home is to host a garden party on Saturday 18 June from 11am-4pm to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.

It will feature marquee performances, Carousel Productions ‘Best of British’, a grand prize draw, an auction and more.

Darwin House is located on Darwin Lane in Crosspool. Entrance is £1. For more information, email or call 0114 230 1414.

Crosspool schools in ice cream van row

The council’s licensing board meets today to discuss concerns from Tapton and King Edward VII lower school teachers regarding the safety of pupils as they are drawn onto Darwin Lane at busy times in order to buy from the ice cream van.

In January, a boy was hit crossing the road to reach the van. Ice cream man Chris Turner has been trading on the site since May 1971.

Sheffield Star: Schools in ice cream van row

Police attend the scene of the accident on Darwin Lane
A boy was hit crossing the road to reach the ice cream van in January

King Edward VII school Community Fun Day

King Edward VII School are organising a Community Fun Day this Sunday, 20 March from 10am-2pm at their Darwin Lane site.

The day will feature a car boot sale, craft stalls, games, activities, a synthetic ice rink, food and drink. If you would like to get involved please contact Laura Drabble on 0114 268 2477 for more details.

Everyone is welcome on the day so please come along and join the fun!

Boy taken to hospital after accident on Darwin Lane

As children left the local schools at home time on Wednesday 19 January, a boy was hit by a bus travelling down Darwin Lane.

After receiving emergency treatment from paramedics for a head injury, the boy was taken to hospital as a matter of caution. We wish him a speedy recovery.

The photos below were taken sometime after the accident at approximately 4.40pm on Wednesday.

Darwin Lane cordoned off following Wednesday's accident
Darwin Lane cordoned off following Wednesday's accident
Police attend the scene of the accident on Darwin Lane
Police attend the scene of the accident on Darwin Lane