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Denton moves to Sandygate

6th May, 2020

Hallam have announced the appointment of Craig Denton as manager, following his departure from Toolstation NCEL Premier Division side Barton Town.

He has been named as the successor to Stephen Whitehead who left Sandygate earlier in the week with a club statement saying: "Craig has a proven track record of success and shares our aspiration to build upon the great foundations that we have in place to push the club forward.

"He will have the support of assistant managers Rob Poulter and Wayne Thompson, first team coach Ryan Hopkinson and goalkeeping coach James Humphreys."

Denton, who led Worksop Town to the Premier Division title and promotion to the Northern Premier League, said in a statement: "I am delighted to join Hallam FC as their manager.

"This historic club has a vast history but also a firm foundation in the community and a family friendly ethos."

Explaining his decision to leave Barton to join the Division One club, he added: "My work and personal circumstances have changed.

"However, when the call came from Hallam FC, a club in my home city, it was too good an opportunity to turn down.

"Hallam has a fantastic set-up both on and off the pitch. It is an extremely well-run and well-managed set up behind the scenes with a very supportive chairman and committee and something that I really want to be part of.

"I am looking forward to improving on the great set up already in place at Hallam and I am excited to see where we can take the club."

(Story Source: Hallam FC)

Whitehead leaves Sandygate

3rd May, 2020

Toolstation NCEL Division One side Hallam have announced the departure of their manager Stephen Whitehead.

The Countrymen released a statement on Saturday, saying: "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 four years of diligent service at the club, two 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."

Hallam finished third under Whitehead in the 2018/19 season and were eighth in the table when the 2019/20 campaign came to a premature end in March.

(Story Source: Hallam FC)

New kit unveiled by Hallam

23rd September, 2019

Hallam unveiled their brand new official home and away kits for the 2019/20 season ahead of their 5-0 home win over Harrogate Railway Athletic in Toolstation NCEL Division One on Saturday.

The Hummel manufactured shirts are sponsored by the club's new shirt sponsor Lawson Property Services Ltd (LPS) and to reward all Hallam, and indeed football supporters everywhere, both home and away shirts are priced at just £20.

The home shirt returns to a solid blue body with white sleeves, whilst the away shirt follows recent seasons with a solid yellow design, and all shirts will be available to supporters without a sponsor's logo on the front.

Both shirts are on sale online at www.hallamfc.co.uk and in the 1860 Suite at Sandygate on matchdays.

Hallam chairman Steve Basford said: "We really wanted to give something back to our loyal supporters and make our replica shirt affordable to everyone, so pricing them at £20 is our way of doing that."

A club spokesperson added: "Thanks must go to local companies TwentyTwo (www.twentytwoshop.com) and DB Sports (www.db-sports.co.uk) for helping us to achieve this.

"We're also delighted to welcome Ryan of LPS onboard as our brand new shirt sponsor following on from his sponsorship of our training kit in previous seasons. We look forward to working with Ryan."

Home and away goalkeeper shirts will also be available on a 'to order only' basis.

Big crowd watches Hallam's Premier League friendly

7th August, 2019

Hallam enjoyed their biggest crowd in recent years as 1,024 packed into Sandygate to watch the Toolstation NCEL Division One hosts take on a strong Sheffield United side on Tuesday night.

Although the attendance was not a record at the world's oldest football ground - that still stands at an estimated 2,000 for a game back in 1959 - it was still the highest in a long time, leaving chairman Steve Basford absolutely delighted.

He told the club's website: "What a brilliant evening for the club!

"There are so many people I'd like to thank, particularly Sheffield United for bringing such a strong side, everyone who turned up on the night and made it such a great atmosphere, all of our sponsors, and our army of volunteers, especially Jane and the bar staff and Ann in the tea cabin."

The Blades, who start their Premier League campaign on Saturday following promotion from the Championship, brought several first team regulars and a strong under-23 contingent to take part in the game that ended 3-0 in favour of the visitors although Hallam can be delighted with their performance.

Up next for the Countrymen is their Extra Preliminary Round tie in the Emirates FA Cup at home to NCEL rivals Staveley Miners Welfare with another big crowd expected for the match that takes place on Sunday, kick-off 3pm.

(Story Source: Ian Jones, Glenn Poulton - Hallam FC)

Tables

NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
1 Staveley MW 26 55 33
2 Liversedge 24 53 38
3 Yorkshire Amateur 26 53 33
4 Penistone Church 28 53 26
5 Bridlington Town 25 48 19
6 Hemsworth MW 28 45 11
7 Maltby Main 28 43 -2
8 Garforth Town 28 41 -4
9 Grimsby Borough 26 40 6
10 Silsden AFC 28 37 -5
11 Barton Town 27 36 0
12 Eccleshill United 25 35 2
13 Knaresborough 25 32 3
14 Thackley 26 32 -5
15 Handsworth 23 30 -16
16 AFC Mansfield 26 28 -10
17 Goole AFC 28 25 -21
18 Bottesford Town 27 23 -28
19 Albion Sports 25 22 -16
20 Athersley Rec 27 12 -64
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
1 Winterton Rangers 27 59 24
2 Skegness Town 26 58 39
3 Selby Town 25 56 46
4 North Ferriby 26 52 28
5 Campion 24 48 30
6 Retford FC 28 44 6
7 Glasshoughton Welfare 26 43 11
8 Hallam 23 37 11
9 Swallownest 25 37 1
10 Nostell MW 25 35 13
11 Dronfield Town 25 35 7
12 Armthorpe Welfare 28 34 -8
13 Parkgate 25 34 -16
14 Rossington Main 26 31 -6
15 Brigg Town 30 30 -19
16 Ollerton Town 26 28 2
17 Hall Road Rangers 24 28 -8
18 Worsbrough Bridge 24 23 -10
19 Harrogate Railway Ath 25 16 -35
20 East Hull 26 1 -116

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