Hallam FC

Playing football since 1860 at Sandygate, The Worlds Oldest Football Ground

Beth Armitage

Glenn Poulton continues with the next instalment of 'Getting to Know Your Fellow Countrymen' as part 11 introduces Beth Armitage.

Tell us about yourself, name, age, job
My name is Beth Armitage, I'm 16 years old and I'm a student at Newfield secondary. 

How did you first come to hear about Hallam
I knew about Hallam and it's history long before I'd ever watched a match at Sandygate because of my Dad telling me about Football history and then when he and his work friend began coming to watch matches and do some work for the club I began to take an interest and started coming.

My first visit
Not sure on my first visit but I do remember having a Cherry Bakewell at half time!

Who do you attend games with
I come with my Dad, my sister and my friend. Occasionally my Nan or Mum might come along.

Your role at the club
I'm just a supporter but I did come in the summer with my Dad and Glenn to help do some of the painting at Sandygate Road.

Have you ever played or scored on the worlds oldest pitch
No i haven't and I'm terrible at Football so I doubt I ever will!

Favourite stand out moments
Coming back inside to the club house at full time to thaw out, does that count? 

Favourite away ground and why
I went to Hallam's away draw at Armthrope in December so I'm going to say that. A few of us went on the train, a great day out.  

Do you stand in the terrace or sit in the stand at matches
I'm a bit of both to be honest but I prefer to stand. When my Nan comes with us we sit in the stand as its better for her. 

Pasty from Ann's cabin or Pint at half time
Pasty from Ann's cabin, I'm too young to get a round in yet.

How many layers do you wear at a mid-week game in January
Many, many layers cause I'm always freezing!

Wednesday, United or other
I have a season ticket at Wednesday with my family. 

What would you say to encourage a first time visitor
Wear many layers and don't eat all the Cherry Bakewell's.

Where do you expect to see Hallam finish in the league this season
Hopefully play offs?

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