Hallam FC

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

Countrymen Chris & Ceri

CeriChrisThe next installment in our occassional 'Meet Your Fellow Countrymen' series. This time we talk to stadium announcer Chris and his partner Ceri, both regular faces at Sandygate and at away games.

Name: Chris & Ceri Dixon

Age: 28 & 27

Job (outside of Sandygate): We both work for the Department for Education

Where do you live: Sheffield, S11

Where are you originally from:

Chris – Kendal
Ceri – Birmingham

Wednesday/ United/ other:

Chris – Liverpool/Kendal Town
Ceri – Aston Villa

How long have you been visiting Sandygate: 5 years

How did you first hear about Hallam FC:

Chris – Heard about it when I visited Sheffield FC to watch the World’s Oldest Derby

Ceri – brought along by Chris a few years ago, and very grateful for it.

Role at the club:

Chris – Shed-Ender, Stadium Announcer & Pre-Match Playlist creator

Ceri – Shed-Ender, I occasionally moonlight flogging programmes/raffle tickets

What is your choice of pre- match / half time snack from Ann’s cabin:

Chris - Pasty, chips, peas & Hendo’s

Ceri – Kit Kat and a Bovril!

Who do you attend games with:

The Shed End, but the whole club feels like a family now!

What would you say / recommend to a first time visitor to Sandygate:

If you’re after atmosphere, stand in the Shed End. If you want the best view, the main stand is the best place to be. Pasty and peas is immense, and the bar is brilliantly priced.

Favourite moment while following Hallam FC:

Beating Sheffield FC or Iren’s last minute goal against Brigg last season.

Favourite away ground:

Chris – Either Parkgate FC or AFC Wakefield

Ceri – Harrogate Railway: great fans, warm welcome.

Where do you think Hallam FC will finish this season:

Chris – Top 3

Ceri – I reckon a close 2nd

Favourite player:

Iren Wilson & Liam Royles

Anything wise you’d like to add:

Get yourself up. It’s an amazing club with a great set of fans and volunteers. We’re arguably one of the best priced experiences, not just in football, but in South Yorkshire in general. And wear one more layer than you think you need in winter! WAHAW.

Thanks Chris & Ceri! WAHAW

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