The Latest News and Reviews from Sandygate
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
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”.
On Saturday Hallam- seventeenth in Toolstation NCEL Division One- welcome tenth-placed Harrogate Railway Athletic to Sandygate.
The Countrymen are showing real signs of a return to form after a solid point at much-fancied Parkgate last Saturday ; and Manager Stephen Whitehead affirmed the upbeat mood in the camp when he spoke with Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton from the Hallam FC Website.
Hallam have confirmed the signing of former Gainsborough Trinity, Boston United, North Ferriby, Matlock Town and Ilkeston Town winger and midfielder Jason Stokes from Rossington Main.
Countrymen Manager Stephen Whitehead is delighted to get the experienced 28 year old on board at Sandygate, write Ian Jones and Glenn Poulton for the Hallam FC Website.
NEW IN AT THE CLUB SHOP!!
The Hallam FC Snood...
Just whats required to keep your face and neck warm during the cold winter nights at Sandygate.
The Hallam Snood is made of quality soft cottons, feels like a fleece and is available in either black or blue. The Hallam FC logo is embroidered and a draw cord secures the snood around the face and keeps it in place.
These are available NOW on in the fashion area of the club shop, there is limited stock so order now to avoid dissapointment.
Click Here to enter the club shop and click on the Fashion category to check stock and to order one.
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With the season less than a month away we can now announce our player sponsor for 2019-20.
For only £30 you can sponsor any one of the Hallam FC first team squad.
If the player you sponsor wins man of the match, you'll be able to present him with his prize!
Get involved and support the Countrymen by volunteering at the oldest Football ground in the world as Hallam FC are on the look out for a number of volunteers to help and support the club with their match day operations.
“The squad is coming together nicely –but we may not be finished with additions.”
After a third-placed finish in Toolstation NCEL Division One last season, Hallam Pic: Non-League Yorkshire took time out to update the supporters Website on the progress he’s been making in assembling another competitive squad, writes Colin Muncie for the Hallam FC Website..
Following our abanboned game earlier in the season v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic the NCEL have decided that the game, as per FA rules, should be replayed.
The game has been rescheduled for Saturday 1st February 2020 and Worsbrough have allocated the game as a 'pay what you want game' with all proceeds going to the Barnsley Hospital Charity.
Whitehead delighted with the squad despite the narrow loss to the Spireites.
Two goals in the last fifteen minutes saw Hallam beaten 2-1 by a strong National League Chesterfield side in front of a splendid crowd of 402; but after the game, and in conversation with the Hallam FC website, Manager Stephen Whitehead told Glenn Poulton that he was more than happy with the performance of his squad on the night.