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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.
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.
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.
Hallam FC today announced that former Manager Ryan Hindley will be returning to Sandygate as Joint Manager alongside Stephen Whitehead for the rest of the season. Ryan-who managed the Countrymen to the Toolstation NCEL Play Off’s in consecutive seasons 2015/6 and 2016/7-rejoins the club with Hallam in eleventh place in Division One, just eleven points adrift of the automatic promotion places. He’ll be in the technical area for Hallam’s home game with League Leaders Skegness Town at Sandygate on Saturday
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.
Hallam FC is delighted to announce that our former Manager , Ryan Hindley, will be re-joining the club as Joint Manager alongside Stephen Whitehead for the rest of the season, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.co.uk
Ryan returns to the club after periods in charge at Worksop Town and Rossington Main, having led Hallam to the Toolstation NCEL Division One Play-Offs in consecutive seasons 2015/6 and 2016/7.
Ryan and Stephen will share the Technical area for the first time when Hallam entertain Division One leaders Skegness Town on Saturday, 18th January, kick-off 3pm.
More on this story at www.hallamfc.co.uk over the coming week.
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.
In an amazing start to 2020, Hallam FC has teamed up with Bands FC for two fantastic celebrations of the close connection between football and music, write Ian Jones and John Wiseman for www.hallamfc.uk.
Founded by Nick Fraser and Mark Liptrott, Bands FC is based on a simple idea which came to the guys in July of 2019- “Bands as Football Teams, Football Teams as Bands”. Bands FC now has over 400 badges, has exhibited at the National Football Museum in Manchester, and sponsors Chorley-based junior side Briscall FC.
Bands FC have also raised huge sums of money for charitable causes including the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and for children affected by overseas conflicts. Read about their story and their mission on their website Bands FC
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.
Hallam FC Chairman, Steve Basford spoke to www.hallamfc.uk ahead of the festive period.
“I can’t remember us ever having to postpone so many games in a row before Christmas” ,Steve told us. “It’s been the same for many clubs in all Leagues and obviously causes many problems both on and off the pitch. We were all really hoping that we could get Saturday’s game at home to Parkgate on, as the atmosphere at the last home game before Christmas is always special. Unfortunately, the weather beat us once again, so it’s certainly going to be a busy second half of the season, home and away”.