Latest News Round Up
Every week we scour the internet for the latest news and views from the world of athletics. Containing updates from Jessica and her sponsors. We hope you'll enjoy our latest news round up.
Jessica Ennis-Hill says she hopes to return to training later this year with a view to participating in next year's World Championships in Beijing.
The reigning Olympic heptathlon champion is expecting a child with husband Andy Hill and will not take part in this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Ennis says she is looking forward to watching the Games in Glasgow from a distance and revealed she is already looking ahead to the next Olympics in Rio.
Tune into Game Changers next Saturday to see a javelin masterclass from Jessica Ennis-Hill.
The London 2012 gold medal-winning heptathlete has already shown us how to master a number of her disciplines but this week she'll be showing you how to throw the javelin further than ever before!
Meanwhile, we'll welcome Natalya Coyle into the studio. Natalya competed at the 2012 Olympics in modern pentathlon.
That's a sport which requires athletes to master five events, including horse riding, swimming and shooting. They also have to be good at fencing - and Natalya will show us her sword skills on the show!
Also on set will be Ebony Rainford-Brent, a World Cup-winning England cricketer, who will be telling us about how you can get involved in the sport.
We'll also see how inline skater Jenna Downing got on when she took some Sky Sports Living for Sport kids to Rampwork Skate Park in Liverpool.
So make sure you tune in at 9am, Sat, Sky Sports 1 HD
A squad of secondary school pupils have won a ‘golden ticket’ in a nationwide competition to spend a day being inspired by London 2012 icon Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Hope Academy from Merseyside is one of 15 schools from across the UK which will take part in the event with the gold medallist heptathlete through Sky Sports Living for Sport.
Hope will send 20 young people to spend the day with Ennis-Hill on the March 27 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield where she trains.
Wales High School from South Yorkshire has also won a ‘golden ticket’ experience. Jessica, currently pregnant with her first child, is to spend a day with all the students thanks to the Sky Sports Living for Sport education initiative.
They will take part in a range of activities with 20 other high profile Sky Sports Living for Sport Athlete Mentors – including Olympians, Paralympians and world champions. The initiative delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, which uses sports stars and sports skills to help build young people’s confidence.
More winners to be announced, check back tomorrow for an update!
Jessica Ennis has been voted the most inspirational person in the UK by her peers.
The Inspiration Index is published to coincide with the launch of Starbucks Youth Action which supports young people to carry out a project benefitting their community.
The research crowd-sourced nominations for inspirational figures from more than 1,000 16-24 year olds, rating them for inspirational qualities and leadership characteristics, such as: integrity, effort, judgement and having a positive impact on society.
It features over 100 public figures from politics, business, sport, the arts and media. Showing respect for their elders - 89% of under 25-year-olds surveyed admire the achievements of the over-40s over those of their own age group.
Among the top 25 role models, more than a third (37%) are women. Ellen DeGeneres, Dame Judi Dench, JK Rowling and Rebecca Adlington all rank highly, with respondents acknowledging their hard work, dedication and genuine approach.
Rebecca Adlington, the only under 25-year-old nominated in the survey said: “It’s exciting to see so many successful women viewed as inspirational to the youth of today.
"It’s also interesting that our younger generation chose these women as role models, above more popular names - it shows how highly they value hard work and genuine personalities. These are all high achieving women who have shown commitment to working hard to reach their goals, whilst continually learning and developing their trade to build and maintain a career.”
To find out more and to apply for Starbucks Youth Action 2014 please visit http://www.starbucks.co.uk/responsibility/community/youth-action.
Sky Sports Living for Sport, part of Sky Academy, is giving secondary schools across the UK the chance to win a ticket to “Get Inspired with Jessica Ennis-Hill”.
Jessica will be hosting the day at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield to build young people’s skills, experience and self-belief through sport.
You can nominate a school for a chance to bring 20 students to meet Jessica and other world class athletes in Sheffield on 27 March 2014.
All you need to do is enter here by 26 February and you could win a ticket for your old school, your children’s school or just one you think deserves it.
Schools can ask all parents to enter the competition as there is no limit to the number of individual nominations that a school can receive.
Don't miss your opportunity to give a school a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Watch the video below and then read the article for some top tips on beating the monday blues!
There are many ways you can boost your mood when nothing seems to be going your way. Vitality Ambassador, Jessica Ennis-Hill, to tell us what she tends to do to prevent the Monday Blues from occurring in the first place. Here’s what Jessica shared with us: