The Latest News and Reviews from Sandygate
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.
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.
“You pay a small admission fee, get a cup of tea with a pie and you’re able to watch a game of football knowing you’re going to get looked after. This is so important to any football fan in general, being able to bring a family member along to a game and be comfortable with the Sandygate surroundings and the warm welcome at Sandygate is what every visitor remembers.
The management board of the Tootlstation NCEL has published the following statement in regards to the Corona Virus situation
"After careful consideration, the management board of the Toolstation NCEL has decided to postpone all scheduled Premier Division, Division One and League Cup matches with immediate effect.
This decision has not been taken lightly but the health and well-being of all of our players, team officials, volunteers and supporters is of paramount importance.
The Board will continue to monitor the Coronavirus situation whilst taking advice from the Government and the FA and will issue further updates as necessary.
A date for the resumption of fixtures will be announced as soon as it is considered safe to do so.
We would like to welcome two new staff to Sandygate, Shannon Brooks a sports therapist and Mitchell Radford who joins the media team.
Craig Denton appointed Shannon Brooks as the first team lead sports therapist at Hallam F.C.
Shannon will be assisted by sports therapist Lawrence Coyle who will continue in his role at the club after a very successful first season. Shannon has vast amounts of experience and will be a great addition to the Club.
A grateful and warm welcome to HP Construction, the latest member of our fantastic group pf sponsors and partners here at Sandygate. In this week’s sponsor feature, www.hallamfc.co.uk spoke with HP Construction Director David Hutchinson, and started by asking him a little about the Company.
“HP Construction are industrial and commercial building contractors and work mainly on design build contracts” David told us. “We are always very competitive with our pricing. Local jobs that we have completed are the Sheffield Assay Office and the two Big Yellow storage units on Penistone Road and London Road. We have also recently completed schemes at the Advanced Manufacturing Park for X-Cel Superturn, at Chapeltown for Neways, and at Halfway for Stokes Tiles.
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.
Hallam FC has recently successful passed its FA Annual “Health check” and so retained its "Charter Standard" status; but what does this mean?
The FA Charter Standard Programme is The FA’s accreditation scheme open to all grassroots clubs and leagues. It aims to raise standards in the grassroots game, supporting the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding commitment, quality and achievement.
The FA Charter Standard accreditation is for clubs who can be proud to be places where people want to play. These are the clubs who demonstrate they offer well-run and sustainable football. Clubs which achieve The FA Charter Standard status are proud to prioritise qualified coaching and safeguarding as well as the values of The FA’s Respect campaign as part of their game.
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.
There was a familiar face in Hallam’s Technical Area on Tuesday night as former Parkgate and Maltby Main defender Danny Cardwell lined up as Assistant Manager alongside Joint Managers Stephen Whitehead and Ryan Hindley for the home win over Armthorpe Welfare, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for the Hallam FC Website, www.hallamfc.co.uk.
With former Assistant Manager Wez Hill and First Team coach Simon Mirfin standing down, Stephen and Ryan moved quickly to strengthen the backroom staff-and they are both certain that they have the man they need.
After a meeting this morning it has been agreed that our manager Stephen Whitehead will be leaving the club , by mutual consent, now that our season has ended.
We would like to thank him for his 4 years diligent service at the club, 2 as our manager, and for all the hard work he has put in here at Sandygate.
We wish him all the best in his future endeavours.
Believe it or not, it won’t always be raining; and when the weather picks up, we’ll be able to turn to a sustainable source of water to keep our pitch in tip-top condition here at Sandygate-up to 500 litres, in fact. For that, it’s a massive thank-you to Mark Redfearn at MR Roofing, one of our brilliant sponsors, who has fitted a series of water butts to the gutter systems at Hallam FC. See our pics for Mark’s contact details.