As we look toward the commencement of non-league football in what we hope is the not so distant future, we have been working hard on putting a strategy together which follows both government and FA guidelines as to how we can safely bring fans back into Sandygate.
There have been several developments coming from both organisations, and to coincide with the FA guidelines on COVID-19, we have appointed a COVID-19 officer, created a mission statement and risk assessment for moving forward. We are also constantly making changes and implicating new measures in both the 1860 Bar and the stadium itself to keep, you, and ourselves safe. For those who have visited the 1860 Bar recently will have already seen some of these control measures.
Hallam FC's 1860 Suite has been welcoming people into the bar at weekends to enjoy some social time at the World's Oldest Football Ground.
We are serving a fine selection of beers and soft drinks in our family friendly environment and we take the care and attention to ensure everyone is Covid safe by providing hand sanitisers and a one way system through the suite.
The suite displays sport on our two large TV's and we have an extended outside area with benches and sun unbrella's allowing kids to run about in a safe area whilst you relax and discuss the merits of the offside rule.
Hallam Football Club are proud to announce the introduction of Hallam FC TV for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
This online coverage will allow fans to connect with the club more than ever before as match highlights, interviews and many more exclusives are set to become readily available.
You may have seen our recent offer of FREE season tickets for NHS staff.
All of us at Hallam FC wanted to show our thanks and admiration and to say how grateful we are for the sacrifices being made by our frontline NHS healthcare workers.
Thank you to everyone who took up our offer.
All of us at Hallam FC wanted to show our thanks and admiration
We are delighted to announce that we will be giving away 296 tickets in all, 184 Adult tickets and 112 Junior tickets which is fantastic!!
We hope that everyone who applied for a ticket enjoys some well-deserved downtime up at Sandygate with our compliments, when it is safe for the season to resume.
We are excited to welcome you all and look forward to seeing everyone soon.
Hallam FC manager Craig Denton has expressed that the family-friendly atmosphere that we provide around the club can help us push forward, both on and off the pitch.
Earlier we spoke to Craig to get his views on the club as a whole and his ambitions for the future.
Craig stated, “For me, I’m someone who is looking to come into a great well-run club like Hallam FC. The big pull is their attendances and they are fantastic.
“That is down to Hallam playing a pivotal role in the community, who have a great affiliation with grassroots teams. There are Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fans who are more than happy to come and watch a football match at Hallam when they have no fixtures.
Official statement from Steve and Jane Basford....
After 10 years at Hallam F.C., with 5 years as Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Jane and I have decided to step down from our roles.
This is something that, we, along with the President and new Chairman, have been working towards for some months and we felt that the time was now right, not just for ourselves, but also for the club itself.
I am 100% certain that my successor Richard Pillinger will now take the club on to even bigger and better things in the future, along with the support of the amazing team that we have created to run this fantastic club.We have all, Staff, Managers, Players and you, our fantastic supporters, created something very special at Sandygate which is now truly a family club, firmly fixed in the local community.I know that Richard is determined to carry this on in the future, along with our commitment to carry on raising funds for local charities, as we have in the past 10 years.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Denton as Manager.
Craig has a proven track record of success and shares our aspiration to build upon the great foundations that we have in place to push the club forward.
Craig will have the support of Joint Assistant Managers Rob Poulter and Wayne Thompson, 1st Team Coach Ryan Hopkinson and Goalkeeping Coach James Humphreys.
On behalf of everyone at the Club we welcome Craig and his team to Sandygate and wish him every success for the coming season.
Last week, our beloved volunteer Ann Holland featured on ITV’s Calendar News “My Sporting Life” which took a look back at Ann’s six decades at Sandygate -yet more deserved recognition for the lady frequently described as “NCEL Royalty”.
We thought , then, that it might be worth revisiting a www.hallamfc.co.uk feature all about Annie back in February of last year. We hope you enjoy it.
Hallam-like every other club- places great value on the fantastic volunteers who are the life blood of our Non- League game. Up and down the League, supporters give up their time and effort in support of their local club, and usually once people get involved, they stay involved and become a valued part of the fabric of the club. The best clubs tend to create an environment in which volunteers are welcomed and appreciated, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk