Manchester City, Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United lined up for Hallam FC pre-season friendlies in Crosspool

Premier League champions Manchester City will send an under-18 team to Sandygate on Monday 16 July as part of Hallam FC’s pre-season preparation.

The Countrymen are also due to play Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday 24 July and Sheffield United on Monday 30 July. For these types of fixture, the Owls and the Blades often send a team of youngsters or reserves.

At a Sandygate pre-season fixture in August 2011, Hallam edged out a young Sheffield Wednesday team 3-2.

Hallam FC proposed pre-season schedule 2012:

Sandygate games in bold. Check with Hallam FC for confirmed details before you set off.

Tuesday 3 July Worksop Parramore (a) 7.45pm
Monday 16 July Manchester City (h) 7.45pm
Tuesday 24 July Sheffield Wednesday (h) 7.45pm
Saturday 28 July Harborough Town (a) 1pm
Monday 30 July Sheffield United (h) 7.45pm (provisional)

Hallam FC beat a SWFC XI 3-2 in August 2011
Hallam FC beat a SWFC XI 3-2 in August 2011

Sheffield Wednesday team to play in Crosspool

For the second year running, Sheffield Wednesday have included a trip to Sandygate in their pre-season schedule.

A ‘Wednesday XI’ team will take on Hallam FC on Wednesday 27 July, kick off 7:45pm. This means that it is unlikely to be the full Wednesday first team playing – they are also playing at Barnsley the night before.

Adult tickets are £5, Junior and OAP tickets are £3.

In 2010 a strong Wednesday first team saw off the Countrymen 9-0.

Hallam FC fixtures 2011

Sheffield Wednesday pre-season fixtures 2011 and ticket information

Sheffield Wednesday will visit Sandygate in July