77 days after our previous match at the Microlise New Manor Ground, Ian Deakin’s side are back for their pre-season opener.


Ian Deakin, his coaching team and players returned to training on Tuesday, starting off with the multi-stage fitness test, with new signing Connor Brown finishing as the winner.

There was no time for rest as a bootcamp session followed, finished off with a fun game at the end with one of our junior teams, a thank you to their coach who assisted with our opening session.

On Thursday, the hard work continued. The players headed onto the pitch for some ball work, followed by an intense boxing session with the Ilkeston Fight Unit.



Located in a leafy suburb of Sheffield 10 to the West of the city centre and some 800 feet above sea level lies Sandygate Road, officially the oldest football ground in the World and home of Hallam FC since 1860, thus making them the second oldest football club in the World to Sheffield FC.

After the formation of Hallam Cricket club in 1804 by the landlord of the Plough Inn the club blossomed. By the 1850’s it had more than three hundred members. Many of these members, familiar with the team football being played by Sheffield FC (formed in 1857), wished to create a less exclusive club led by cricketers. Thus in 1860, Hallam FC was born.

With great support from the terraces, Hallam look ahead to the forthcoming season with great anticipation!



Our brand new TAG Sportswear away shirt, sponsored by Microlise, is available to order from the club shop on Saturday.



At 17:00, England will take on Switzerland in the Quarter Final of Euro 2024. Following the final whistle of Ilkeston Town v Hallam FC, you can join us in the clubhouse. English football anthems will be played through our sound system in the lead up to kick off as well as great offers on drinks throughout.



Ilkeston Town v Hallam FC

Saturday 6th July – Pre-Season Friendly

Adults & Concessions £5, Under 16s FREE