Located in a leafy suburb of Sheffield 10 to the West of the city centre and some 800 feet above sea level lies Sandygate Road, officially the oldest football ground in the World and home of Hallam FC since 1860, thus making them the second oldest football club in the World to Sheffield FC.

After the formation of Hallam Cricket club in 1804 by the landlord of the Plough Inn the club blossomed. By the 1850’s it had more than three hundred members. Many of these members, familiar with the team football being played by Sheffield FC (formed in 1857), wished to create a less exclusive club led by cricketers. Thus in 1860, Hallam FC was born.

The first ever challenge match took place against Sheffield FC on Boxing Day 1860 at Sandygate Road. This is still believed to be the first ever Inter Club game and the oldest to survive until today.

We slipped from the Premier Division at the end of 2010/11 after 17 consecutive seasons and this led to several difficult seasons

In 2011-12 the marvellous legacy left to the club by lifelong fan Roger Bell allowed the facilities to be upgraded in line with the modern day league requirements and to refurbish the clubhouse which was officially re-opened by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who was the local MP for Sheffield, Hallam, on the 13th April 2012 as the “1860 Suite”.

On the pitch we eventually saw an upturn in performances with both 2015/16 and 2016/17 being rewarded with play-off semi-final places whilst in 2017/18, the club remained in contention for the play-offs until the last week of the season.

Progress continued in 2018/19 with an excellent third place finish which would have previously qualified us for the play offs however re-organisation of many leagues deemed that no play-offs took place and only one team promoted.

Two seasons were then effectively lost to Covid 19 but on full resumption last season Manager Craig Denton and his backroom group led the team to an excellent Championship winning season creating several new records along the way and a return to the Premier Division after an absence of ten seasons.

With great support from the terraces the team looks ahead to the forthcoming season with great anticipation!

The “Hallam Football Club” is an unincorporated Association of its Members with our home ground at Sandygate Road, Crosspool, Sheffield, S105SE.

CASC Registration No: 06142