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Nick Matthew with British Open trophy 2012.
Nick Matthew with British Open trophy 2012.
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Residents across Sheffield are urged to support a sporting legend when his plaque is unveiled in the city’s walk of fame.

Two-time world squash champion Nick Matthew will join the likes of Olympic gold medallists Jessica Ennis and Lord Sebastian Coe and actors Sean Bean and Michael Palin when his Sheffield Legend plaque is unveiled.

Nick, aged 33, who attended High Storrs School, won the British championship in 2006, 2009 and 2012, the world championship in 2010 and 2011 and gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India.

Brendan Moffett, Marketing Sheffield director, said “Nick is a great ambassador and advocate for the city and has used his well-earned profile to benefit many excellent causes.”

A spokesman for the legends scheme said: “In addition to his sporting accolades, Nick has also been a massive inspiration for junior players at his club, Hallamshire Tennis & Squash Club, where he regularly plays exhibition games.

“He has helped teach sport to disabled pupils from Talbot Special School and is patron of several local bodies and charities including St Luke’s Hospice.”

Coun Vickie Priestley, Lord Mayor of Sheffield, will unveil the plaque outside Sheffield Town Hall on Friday, September 13, at noon.