Firstly, I just want to say a big thank you to the chairman for retaining myself and the rest of the coaching staff for the next season. It’s been a pleasure to manage Hallam FC, albeit through a difficult period, and I can’t wait to get back to normal and get a full season completed, push ourselves as far as we can, and compete at the top end of the table.
Ever since last summer when I came on board, the fans have been absolutely fantastic. Their vocal and financial support has been second to none and I personally can’t wait to get as many people in once restrictions have been lifted. Hopefully, we can play some entertaining football and pick the wins up along the way.
So, we can't yet offer you football to watch but now all this Covid stuff is entering injury time we will soon be inviting you to come and enjoy a drink at the World's Oldest Football Ground come Beer Garden.
Initial opening times
Friday 16th April 3pm to 11pm
Saturday 17th April, 12 Noon to 11pm
Under the Covid guidelines you must be sat at a table whilst drinking and must observe and maintain Social Distancing.
The following statement has been published by the Toolstation NCEL League.
"In view of the latest government announcement on COVID-19, made by the Prime Minister earlier tonight, please be advised that all fixtures in the Toolstation NCEL are now suspended until further notice.
Under the latest lockdown rules, teams must not arrange friendly matches or take part in training sessions.
GAME CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.
The ground is limited to 150 spectators following the FA Covid19 guidelines. Home Fans Only.
Tickets availability is as follows -
Season Ticket Holders and NHS Season Tickets from 7pm Tuesday 29th Dec.
General Sale. 7pm Friday 1st Jan
Please note - You will not receive a physical ticket, your order details are held at the gate and are verified when you attend the game. Please bring either your Paypal receipt or your Hallam FC order receipt. When paying for the ticket select "Collect at club Shop" as the postage option.
CLICK HERE to Order Tickets
We highly recommend you register and set up an online account before the tickets are available for sale. Tickets go quick and you may get caught up in the process of setting up your account and miss out on a ticket. Account set up instructions CLICK HERE
Hallam FC 3 - 2 Brigg Town
For the last time before Christmas, the Hallam faithful were welcomed back to Sandygate, with the Covid-restricted ticket allocation selling out in a remarkable two minutes and four seconds! The visitors were Brigg Town FC for this Northern Counties East League Division One match.
The first half got underway with instant end-to-end action, and both 'keepers played out of their skins, producing a series of outstanding saves. As the first half neared its end, it seemed the goalkeeping heroics would maintain the stalemate, until the 45th minute when Brigg were awarded a penalty. Jack Bowskin converted, meaning that at half-time the Zebras' late penalty was the only difference between the two teams.
Hallam FC 0 - 2 Shildon AFC
For the first time since October, Sandygate welcomed back the Hallam faithful, this time a COVID-restricted crowd of 150. The Countrymen's opponents were Shildon AFC, from the Northern League Division One, for an FA Vase match under the cold December floodlights.
The first half saw both teams creating chances, with Hallam coming close to finding the back of the net on a number of occasions. But it was Shildon who sustained the most pressure, forcing Hallam's 'keeper Sam Andrew into making some smart saves. The Countrymen remained strong in defence, though, and following another fine save from 'keeper Sam Andrew, the scoreline remained level at 0-0 when the half-time whistle blew.
Remember you can still watch the game on our Free live stream - Details here
Our Next home game is Saturday 12th December 2020, Kick Off 3pm
FA VASE 2nd round against Shildon AFC
Following a recent change in the FA's Covid-19 guidance we can now have 150 supporters into Sandygate. Please note the guidance says Home Fans only.
Hallam FC 4 -3 AFC Blackpool
After the enforced Covid-19 lockdown, it was wonderful to welcome football back to Sandygate, albeit without Hallam's amazing supporters. The guests at a chilly and damp Sandygate were AFC Blackpool for this first round tie of the FA Vase.
The weather conditions may have been cold with the occasional flurry of icicle-like rain, but both teams served up a scorcher of a game! With little more than two minutes on the clock, the Countrymen opened the scoring when a Hallam corner was converted by Max Pemberton. However almost from the restart, Blackpool were back in the game when Connor Ikin headed home the equaliser.
In the seventh minute, Kieren Watson's determination and persistence, refusing to give up on a ball that seemed destined for the Blackpool 'keeper's hands, gave him his first of the afternoon and Hallam's second.
Hallam FC has been a proud sponsor of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and over the years has arrange matches and events to support this charity. It is our intentions to sponsor a Children’s Hospital Snowflake which assists with the funding of life saving equipment, play equipment as well as new wards. Over the last seven years, The Sheffield Children’s Hospital snowflake display has raised over £1,000,000.
You can ready more about this initiative here https://www.tchc.org.uk/how-you-can-help/snowflakes.html
During November, Hallam FC are looking to raise £2,500 for this great organisation and are asking for your help to reach that target. We have already made a positive start following supporters donating their posponed match ticket fees, donations and a few wip rounds.