The club has three athletes competing in the Summer Olympics in Rio this August. As well as Jessica Ennis-Hill in the heptathlon we also have Luke Cutts in the pole vault and Gerald Phiri in the 100m.
Luke from Thurscoe in the Dearne Valley has been coached by Trevor Fox since he was 10 years old. Luke is the UK indoor record holder and the only UK pole Vaulter to achieve a height of 5.83 Metres. Luke initally competed for our club as a second claim athlete as the Dearne AC founded by Trevor was too small to take part in any of the leagues. Last year our two clubs merged which is why we are now called City of Sheffield and Dearne AC.
Gerald was born in Zambia but moved to Sheffield as a young child and joined our club. He won gold at the Yorkshire County Championships at Cudworth in 2005 and 2006 and represented Yorkshire at Inter-counties before going on to represented the UK as a sprinter until he started competing for Zambia in 2009. He now lives and trains in the United States and competes internationally for Zambia but is registered with England Athletics as one of our Foreign athletes.
Everyone at the club wishes all three the very best of luck in Rio.