From David Haye to the Olympic 2004 squad - see which famous faces have passed through the doors at Sheffield's Ponds Forge over the years

Who can you recognise in these throwback snaps from the early noughties at Ponds Forge?

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 12:30 pm
Which events do you remember and who can you spot in team pictures at Ponds Forge?
Which events do you remember and who can you spot in team pictures at Ponds Forge?

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre first opened in 1991 for the World Student Games and Since then has remained a world class venue for swimming, diving and many other sporting events. Ponds Forge is now a distinguished sport and leisure complex which covers 6.7 acres, as well as a reputable health and fitness centre for the community of Sheffield.

And in recent weeks has been in the news as a date has not been given for when it will reopen, but take a look back at these pictures from more than 15 years ago and see who you can spot and which events you remember taking place in the city?

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Sheff Sharks played Birmingham Bullets in 2003. Seen is Sheffield's Nate Reinking defending.

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Netball coach Nicola Cooney with young players Suzanne Rodgers(11) and Sarah Bond(13) at the Sports Festival for Young Deaf Adults at Ponds Forge in 2003

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Link Up supporters Anneesa Ali, Rafieda Nabi, David Beatson and Gillian Barlow pictured at the launch of the Link Up scheme at Ponds Forge in 2003
Sheffield Concord Netball Club founder member Gordon Padley who has been awarded an MBE., pictured with two other founder members and their daughters, l/r: Lucy Crowley(16), Susan Crowley, Liz Hughes and Laura Hughes(15). Pictured at Ponds Forge in 2003
Pictured at the Games being held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield in 2003. Seen is the crowd that turned up to support the event but who can you recognise?
Ponds Forge over 50's class
Sponsored swimmers were in action at Ponds Forge to swim 22 mile to raise funds for Terri Calvesbert in 2003
Junior star Dylan Thompson(6) from Leeds, practises at Ponds Forge with former world champion John Price at the World Bowls launch in September 2003
Pictured at the Games being held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Seen LtoR are, Jean Christophe Novelli, James Hewitt, Harvey, Lee Latchford Evans, and Bobby Davro
Overjoyed at winning the 200 Metre Backstroke Final Katy Sexton (right) hugs 2nd Karen Lee in 2004
Alison Sheppard's fingers touch the water after her full length dive at the start of her 50 Metre Freetsyle semi-Final win in 2004
Seen at poolside are members of the City of Sheffield Swimming squad, with their coach Russ Barber in 2004
The British Olympic Diving Team at Ponds Forge before they left for Athens in July 2004
Children met Barney the Dinosaur at Ponds Forge Skyline Suite where Barney was working out with kids prior to his show at the Hallam FM Arena in 2004
Auditions took place at Ponds Forge for a new ITV show 'Simply the Best' in 2004
Marching into the Sheffield City centre, are churchgoers of the Jesus Army. The group set off from Ponds Forge in 2003, where a Jesus Fellowship Praise Day conference was taking place
Porter Cubs Swimming Gala at Ponds Forge,competing in the Soggy Sponge competition back in 2004
Star wining and dining experience, Ponds Forge, Sheffield. Wayne Barker, manager at John Earnshaw Butchers, Hillsborough Barracks gets the award winning pork and apple sausages ready for the display back in October 2004