Hallam FC

Playing football since 1860 at Sandygate, The Worlds Oldest Football Ground

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Meet the Team... Danny Cardwell

Danny Cardwell 450 x 600In the latest of our feature pieces profiling one of the key figures in and around Hallam FC, Ian Jones and John Wiseman from www.hallamfc.co.uk spoke to our new Assistant Manager Danny Cardwell, who made his debut in the Technical Area for the 1-0 home win over Armthorpe Welfare over a week ago. Danny explained how the switch to S10 came about, reflected on a glowing playing career, and shared his hopes for the future.

Danny, welcome to Hallam FC., How did the move come about? 

“Out of the blue to be honest! I had always suggested to close friends and mutual friends between Steve, Ryan and me that one day I would love to get involved with the management side of things. Now I’m older -and a bit fatter- but I never expected it so soon. I’ve always loved my football , and so I wanted to stay involved now that I don’t play as much , so although was shocked at first when Steve (Whitehead) got in touch , the belief he showed in me that I would do a great job meant that I could not turn it down - so here we are!”

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Macole Lannaman

Macole Lannaman 397 x 600Name; Macole Lannaman

Age: 23

Born; Chesterfield

Live; Wincobank Sheffield

Job; Student studying Sociology w/ Criminology

When did you sign for Hallam;
Summer 2019

How did the move come about; I came back to England from studying in America and wanted to find a team where I can get back playing and enjoying football

Position; Defender

Previous clubs; Sheffield Wednesday, Chesterfield, Sheff FC and Maltby. Had a few cup wins

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Mitch Husband

Mitch Husbands


Age 24       Born Sheffield     

Lives Woodhouse, Sheffield Usual Position Played: Centre Midfield or Centre Forward

When did you join the club: A few games into this season

Occupation: Electrical Sales

How did your move to Hallam come about:

I'd stopped playing at the end of last year but I know Steve and Scott through work, they asked me to come and sign.


Previous Clubs played for:

Sheffield Wednesday, Worksop Town, Leek Town, Goole

Did you know any of the players before the move:

Yes I knew a few of the players, Niall, Boothy and Wads I'd played with before

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Tom Staniland

Tom Staniland 475 x 600Name: Tom Staniland

Age: 18

Where were you born:


Where do you live:

Stannington, Sheffield

Occupation: Trainee Quantity Surveyor

When did you join the club:

Joined the club at the start of the season however I played for the 19s to the back end of last year.

How did your move to Hallam come about:

The u19s trained with the 1st team in pre season and it was all a very quick turnaround from there really ended up playing the following Monday against Chesterfield

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Sam Fewkes

Glenn Poulton talks to midflelder Sam Fewkes this week in his series of player interviews.    

Tell us about yourself
Sam Fewkes, 19  

Centre Midfield 

Previous Clubs
Sheffield Wednesday, Scunthorpe United, Lincoln City 

Hi did the move come about? 
I have known Bamf since I was about 7 years old. He likes to play the right way so when he rang me I didn’t think twice. Also Hallam itself as a club is very appealing with the history behind it.  

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Arne Donne

Arne DonneName- Arne Donne

Age- 20 years old 

Born- Genk, Belgium.

Live- I’m living at the moment in Goole, but moving to Sheffield this month. (Living together with Kiyani Morris)

How did the move to Hallam come back-

I played with Jordan Turner at the beginning of this season at Goole AFC and I kept in touch with him and told him about my problems as I wanted to leave Goole and he brought me in contact with Wippy.


I’m a striker, but can play as right/left winger and attacking midfield.

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Micah Bishop (Bish)

Our latest player interview sees Glenn Poulton chatting with Micah Bishop having recently returned to the Countrymen from Worksop.

Micah Joseph Bishop
25 years old with a beard I’m touching 35 and that’s generous.

I preferred position would be winger either side really I like to try use both feet make it unpredictable. I can also play left back but don’t give the gaffer any ideas.

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Will Wraith

Name: Will Wraith Will Wraith 600 x 526

Age: 21

Where were you born: Sheffield 

Where do you live: Crosspool

Occupation: Student at Sheffield Hallam Uni 

When did you join the club: August 2018

How did your move to Hallam come about: I knew Bamf from playing growing up and he was in contact about joining last pre season and it took off from there 

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Richard Tootle (Toots)

This time Glenn Poulton gets hold of one of our newer signings Richard Tootle who joined us recently from Handsworth Parramore.  

Tell us a little about yourself, name, age, job?

Richard Tootle, 24, Administrator at Windsor foodservice.
Past clubs and honours?

Handsworth Parramore, Parkgate and Stocksbridge Park Steels, NCEL Division One Champion, NCEL Presidents Cup Winner, 3 times NMDFL U19 League winner and Cup winner. Young Player of the year (2 years) for Handsworth. Previously to non-league I was with Sheffield Wednesday Academy.

How did the move to Hallam come about?

I wasn't getting much game time over the past month and Batesy got in touch with me. I've known Batesy a few years now having played with him and against him.

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Julian Lawrence

Name: Julian Lawrence Julian Lawrence

Age: 26

Where were you born: Sheffield

Where do you live: Sheffield

Occupation: Sales and Operation Advisor

When did you join the club: firstly season beginning in 2009 secondly season beginning in 2019

How did your move to Hallam come about: wippy convinced me not to retire after last season, came along to training and enjoyed the craic with the lads and visions the management had so wanted to be a part of it.

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Dave Derwent

Rob Miller talks to Shotstopper Dave Darwent after Hallam's 3-0 victory over Swallownest. Discussing all things career related, views on the win and that astronomical performance in the reverse fixture.

Well Dave, we've heard Scott Bates views from on the touchline. What is your reaction to a fine 3-0 triumph from between the sticks? 

A hard fought win in fairness. They are a good side Swallow' and fight for everything and 100% performers in all departments. I think 3-0 did flatter us a bit, however I do think we deserved the win. And on reflection, it's a big three points for us.

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Jordan Turner

Name; Jordan Turner Jordan Turner 558 x 600

Age; 29

Where do you live; Sheffield S5

How did the live come about; Got a call from the gaffer basically he expressed his interest and was keen to get me in

Position; Striker

Previous clubs; Handsworth parramore. Belper Town. pontefract colls. sheff club that's just a few ?

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Jack McCarthy

In our latest player interview Glenn Poulton catches up with our centre half Jack McCarthy. 

Jack McCarthy 




Centre back 

Previous Clubs

Handsworth, Garforth, Hyde United.  

Honours in Football?

None as such but keeping a clean sheet in a game is small pleasure of being a centre back. 

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James Leverton

James Leverton 600 x 365Name: James Leverton 
 Age: 19 
Where were you born:
Where do you live:
Goalkeeper Coach at Doncaster Rovers Academy, owner of Premiergoalkeeping.co.uk 
When did you join the club:
Straight after the Frecheville Davy match 

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