SHA Hosts the Junior Disability Snooker Championships

Over April SHA hosted the 11th annual Junior Disability Snooker Championships, the first such event in our new venue Snooker Rooms. This event was a wonderful showcase of the amazing work SHA do in promoting and growing grassroots snooker in Sheffield and the standard of snooker we saw from our participants was a credit to disability snooker and the sport as a whole.

The event saw some wonderful performances from 16 entrants to the competition all of whom are children with special needs with a great love for the game. All the staff at SHA were incredibly proud to see such high level performances and sportsmanship from our entrants.

As we all know, this year has presented unique challenges to the academy and the world as a whole, the coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying lockdown restrictions have made it incredibly difficult to stage sporting events. But just as snooker was the first sport to return to competition in the crucible, SHA was determined to not let Covid stop us from continuing our great tradition of hosting the annual Junior Disability Snooker Championships.

Unlike previous years this event was spread out over four fantastic days of snooker, this was to ensure that social distancing could be maintained in a safe way, and stringent Covid regulations were in place to ensure the safety of our participants. One player commented that holding the event over four days was an improvement as it made the whole tournament seem more professional and really extended the fun from one day (like tournaments in t