What’s in Grass Roots this week: Four-page Chinese New Year pull-out, plus Sheffield’s Sochi stars special

Today's Grass Roots Chinese special
Today's Grass Roots Chinese special
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This week’s edition of Grass Roots is a bumper 24 pages - with four pages to celebrate Chinese New Year.

With 2014 the Chinese year of the horse, we profile a Sheffield Hallam University student whose dream come true, when she was given the chance to work with her country’s most famous equestrian rider.

Katie Summerhayes - Freestyle Skiing Photographs

Katie Summerhayes - Freestyle Skiing Photographs

China’s snooker status has never been higher - with world number three Ding Junhui already winning three titles this year - and we have an in-depth look at three Far East stars who practice at the city’s Star Snooker Academy.

But it isn’t just on the snooker table where Chinese players enjoy success - and we feature Abbeydale Table Tennis Club this week, which has its own Chinese section!

Elsewhere in the supplement, get up to speed with three of Sheffield’s Sochi stars. Katie Summerhayes, James Woods and James Machon are all bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and all three tell Tom Bestwick about their setbacks on the road to Russia.

Blades Superdraw League game Redmires v Bulls Head was one of the few to beat the weather last weekend, and is our featured Match of the Day.

We also have full-page picture specials from the Trampolining School Games finals, and the big hockey derby between Sheffield Hallam and Sheffield Bankers.

All the usual favourites are here, as ever: from bowls to angling, and boxing to basketball.

Don’t miss out!