Football’s Oldest Fixture Is Back!
This Sunday we will once again celebrate The World’s Oldest Derby as Sheffield FC & Hallam FC play in pre-season!
First played on Boxing Day 1860, the "Rules Derby" is the oldest fixture in world football with the name referring to the fixture being originally being played under the "Sheffield Rules". With the first game played at Hallam's home ground, Sandygate Lane, and resulting in a Sheffield FC victory by two goals to nil, it is hoped that Sheffield FC will once again be victorious in the 157th year.
Although the derby is no longer a calendar fixture, the two clubs ensure it occurs annually to maintain the tradition of football’s oldest match. Ahead of the 157th version, Sheffield FC Chairman, Richard Tims was particularly excited about making history once more: " It’s a great derby and a great tradition, one which has forever been based on football’s original values of Integrity, Respect & Community. The 157th derby year is particularly special for us with Sheffield FC turning 160 years old in less than a 100 days time. We can’t wait for the match and seeing all the fans who come to watch".
What- The World’s Oldest Derby (Sheffield FC vs Hallam FC)
Where- The Home of Football
When- Sunday 30th July, 2pm kick-off