Louise hails "golden age" for Sheffield sportsmen and women as she tables motion congratulating new Masters champions

Sheffield MP Louise Haigh has hailed a "golden age for Sheffield sportsmen and women" in a motion tabled in Parliament congratulating new Masters Champion, Danny Willett.

The motion, co-signed by Sheffield MPs Angela Smith, Paul Blomfield and Clive Betts hailed the Sheffielder's "steely determination" in his remarkable win at the Master late on Sunday night.

The win for the South-Yorkshireman comes on the back of a year in which Sheffield sportsmen and women have dominated UK and world sport in a host of disciplines.

Jamie Vardy has been the spearhead for one of the most unlikely sporting tales in memory as Leicester, fighting against relegation last year, are on course to be Premier League champions following a club-record-breaking 21 goals from Vardy.

Meanwhile, Kell Brook has established himself as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, defending his IBF Welterweight Title on four successive occasions. Jess Ennis-Hill is the reigning World Heptathlon Champion and Joe Root captivated the world at the T20 championship in India earlier this month.

The text of the EDM:

That this House congratulates Danny Willett on his remarkable victory at the US Masters in Augusta; commends Danny Willett for his steely determination under pressure; notes that he is the first Sheffielder, the second Englishman and only the fourth Briton to win the US Masters; welcomes this golden age for Sheffield sportsmen and women and notes that in Danny Willett, Jamie Vardy, Jess Ennis-Hill,  Kell Brook and Joe Root Sheffielders are dominating UK sport; recognises that their success will be an inspiration for people across Yorkshire and the UK.

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