Boxing Day, 1860. Two football clubs from South Yorkshire contest the first ever inter-city football match. The mother (and father) of all derbies - Sheffield FC against local rivals Hallam FC.
This Saturday, July 27th, the two local amateur rivals will again go head to head when they celebrate the original values of football: Integrity, Respect and Community.
The entire day will be focussed on remembering and cherishing the first pioneers and true values of football, giving the fans and media a great day in the name of football.
The event will also mark the beginning of a new collaboration - as of July 27th, Hummel will become the official partner and kit supplier of The World’s First Football Club – Sheffield FC and official partner and supporter of the Sheffield Football Club Foundation - ‘The Protector of Football’.
In addition to the main derby, there will be a pioneer match, where veterans of Sheffield FC and Hallam FC celebrate football dressed in the old heritage style, a football meets music match where celebs and legends of Sheffield football, fans and local heroes play together and the day is rounded off with an after party at the Coach & Horses Pub. All of this will be wrapped in a feeling of retro and heritage, as all the fans, guests and visitors are invited to dress in Victorian attire.
You can read much more about the event and buy your tickets online now at www.sheffieldfc.com.