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Football was a very popular sport in Sheffield and in 1857 a group of men established the Sheffield Football Club at Bramall Lane. It is believed to be the first football club in the world. Two former Harrow students, Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest, published their own set of rules for football. These new rules allowed for more physical contact than those established by some of the public schools. Players were allowed to push opponents off the ball with their hands. It was also within the rules to shoulder charge players, with or without the ball. If a goalkeeper caught the ball, he could be barged over the line. At first the Sheffield Club played friendly games against teams in London and Nottingham.

In 1862 a new set of rules were established at Cambridge University. These specified 11-a-side, an umpire from each side plus a neutral referee, goals 12ft across and up to 20ft high. An offside rule was added. A man could play a ball passed to him from behind, so long as there were three opponents between him and the goal. It was also decided that each game should only last one hour and a quarter. The first game under these rules took place between the Old Etonians and Old Harrovians in November, 1862.

The Football Association was established in October, 1863. The aim of the FA was to establish a single unifying code for football. The first meeting took place at the Freeman's Tavern in London. The clubs represented at the meeting included Barnes, Blackheath, Perceval House, Kensington School, the War Office, Crystal Palace, Forest (later known as the Wanderers), the Crusaders and No Names of Kilburn. Charterhouse also sent an observer to the meeting.

In 1871, Charles W. Alcock, the Secretary of the Football Association, announced the introduction of the Football Association Challenge Cup. It was the first knockout competition of its type in the world. Only 12 clubs took part in the competition: Wanderers, Royal Engineers, Hitchin, Queens Park, Barnes, Civil Service, Crystal Palace, Hampstead Heathens, Great Marlow, Upton Park, Maidenhead and Clapham Rovers.

Many clubs did not enter for financial reasons. All ties had to be played in London. Clubs based in places such as Nottingham and Sheffield found it difficult to find the money to travel to the capital. Each club also had to contribute one guinea towards the cost of the £20 silver trophy.

The Sheffield Club joined the competition in the 1873-74 season. They reached the 3rd Round before being knocked out by Clapham Rovers. Despite having some good players such as W. H. Stacey, Daff Davy, Peter Andrews, Alf Liddell and T. Sorby, the club never did in very well in the Football Association Challenge Cup.

The Sheffield Club was determined to remain an amateur side and refused to join the Football League when it was formed in 1888. They won the FA Amateur Cup in the 1903-04 season.

Sheffield F.C. currently play in the Northern Premier League Division One South.

1. That this Club be called the Sheffield Football Club.

2. That the Club be managed by a Committee of five members (three to form a quorum) of which the officers of the Club shall be ex-officio members, to be elected at the annual general meetings.

3. That the annual general meeting of the Club shall be held on the second Monday in October in each year for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year and for other purposes.

4. That the Committee shall be empowered to call a special general meeting of the Club on giving seven days notice by circular to each member, specifying the objects for which such meeting is called, and the discussion at such special meeting shall be confined to that object alone. The Committee shall also call a special meeting of the Club on the written request of six members.

5. That each member on his admission to the Club shall pay 2s. 6d. subscription for the current year and that the annual subscription shall be due on the first day of November in each year.

6. That it shall be necessary for members wishing to retire from the Club to give notice in writing to the Hon. Secretary on or before the first day in October.

7. That the Committee shall have power to make a further call in addition to the annual subscription if they shall deem it necessary for the purpose of the Club, such further call not in any case to exceed 2s. per year.

8. That the Committee shall (during the season) meet once in every fortnight for the dispatch of business.

9. That the season shall commence on the first day in November and end on Easter Eve in each year.

10. That the play day of the Club be Saturday from two o'clock until dark.

11. That every candidate for admission to the Club shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another, his name and usual place of residency having been given to the Secretary, the Proposer and Seconder each subscribing his own name. The candidate will be balloted for by the Committee according to the priority of their nominations.

12. No ballot shall be valid unless three Committeemen vote, and two black balls shall exclude.

13. That all disputes during play shall be referred to the members of the Committee present at the ground, their decision to be final.

14. That the officers for the season be: - President: Frederick Ward; Vice-Presidents: J.A. Sorby and I. Ellison; Committee: Messrs. W. Prest, I. Pierson, W. Baker, J.K. Turner and J.E. Vickers; Honorary Secretary and Treasurer: N. Creswick.

15. That each member shall have the privilege of introducing one or more friends in company with himself during each season if within six miles of Sheffield; such friends shall be introduced once only.

16. That the Committee shall take immediate cognizance of any infringement of these Rules, and it shall be their special duty in case any circumstances shall occur likely to endanger the stability or to interrupt the harmony and good order of the Club to call a general meeting in the mode above described. In the event of two thirds of the members present at such meetings deciding by ballot on the expulsion of any member such member shall cease to belong to the Club.

17. That the Rules, together with the Laws relating to the playing of the game, shall be forthwith printed and afterwards, as often as the Committee shall think fit, and one copy shall be delivered to any member on application to the Secretary. Any member may obtain additional copies at the rate of sixpence each copy on a like application.

1. The kick off from the middle must be a place kick.

2. Kick Out must not be from more than twenty-five yards out of goal.

3. Fair catch is a catch direct from the foot of the opposite side and entitles a free kick.

4. Charging is fair in case of a place kick (with the exception of a kick off as soon as a player offers to kick) but he may always draw back unless he has actually touched the ball with his foot.

5. No pushing with the hands or hacking, or tripping up is fair under any circumstances whatsoever.

6. Knocking or pushing on the ball is altogether disallowed. The side breaking the rule forfeits a free kick to the opposite side.

7. No player may be held or pulled over.

8. It is not lawful to take the ball off the ground (except in touch) for any purpose whatever.

9. If the ball be bouncing it may be stopped by the hand, not pushed or hit, but if the ball is rolling it may not be stopped except by the foot.

10. No goal may be kicked from touch, nor by a free kick from a fair catch.

11. A ball in touch is dead, consequently the side that touches it down must bring it to the edge of the touch and throw it straight out from touch.

12. Each player must provide himself with a red and dark blue flannel cap, one colour to be worn by each side.

This match was played on Wednesday upon the Hallam cricket ground in the presence of a large number of spectators. Owing to the severe weather several players were absent from each side, but the spirit exhibited by those who were present prevented the game from flagging or becoming uninteresting to the observers, who were extremely liberal with their plaudits on the successful charge or quiet dodge; and equally unsparing in their sarcasm and Country "chaff" on the unfortunate victims of the slippery ground or the pure scientific.

The day was beautiful and the uniform of the men contrasting with each other and the pure snow had a most picturesque appearance. The Sheffielders turned out in their usual scarlet and white, whilst most of the Country players wore the blue garment of the Hallam Club. It would be invidious to single out the play of any particular gentleman when all did well, but we must give the palm to the Sheffield players as being the most scientific and also more alive to the advantage of upsetting their opponents. No serious accidents however occurred - the game was conducted with good temper and in a friendly spirit - and when darkness closed upon the scene, the Sheffield Club, not withstanding their inferior numbers, counted two goals to nothing, and went home fully satisfied with their victory.

Hallam played with great determination. They appeared to have many partisans present, and when they succeeded in "downing" a man their ardent friends were more noisily jubilant.

At one time it appeared that the match would be turned into a general fight. Major Creswick had got the ball away and was struggling against great odds - Mr Shaw and Mr Waterfall (of Hallam). Major Creswick was held by Waterfall and in the struggle Waterfall was accidentally hit by the Major. All parties agreed that the hit was accidental. Waterfall, however, ran at the Major in the most irritable manner, and struck him several times. He also "threw off his waistcoat" and began to "show fight" in earnest. Major Creswick, who preserved his temper admirably, did not return a single blow.

There were a few who seemed to rejoice that the Major had been hit and were just as ready to "Hallam" it. We understand that many of the Sheffield players deprecated - and we think not without reason - the long interval in the middle of the game that was devoted to refreshments.

The unfair report in your paper of the... football match played on the Bramall Lane ground between the Sheffield and Hallam Football Clubs calls for a hearing from the other side. We have nothing to say about the result - there was no score - but to defend the character and behaviour of our respected player, Mr William Waterfall, by detailing the facts as they occurred between him and Major Creswick. In the early part of the game, Waterfall charged the Major, on which the Major threatened to strike him if he did so again. Later in the game, when all the players were waiting a decision of the umpires, the Major, very unfairly, took the ball from the hands of one of our players and commenced kicking it towards their goal. He was met by Waterfall who charged him and the Major struck Waterfall on the face, which Waterfall immediately returned.


The world's first football club

Starting with the foundation of the club in 1857, the club’s committee studies the various rules.

1860 First inter-club game

On Boxing Day in 1860, Sheffield FC plays the first inter-club game against Hallam FC at Sandygate Lane.

1863 English Football Association

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1866 The first inter-city match

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1867 The world's first football tournament

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1872 The first international match

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1878 The first match under floodlights

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The Club was formed in 1932/33 and played their first season matches at Concord Park, on the eastern side of Sheffield. In 1933, a pitch was rented at the rear of the Dore Moor Inn and changing facilities were provided in the loft above the old stables. As the club developed, a permanent site was needed and the present grounds were rented from the Hollins Hospital Trust in 1938. A clubhouse was built, the nucleus of the present pavilion, and two pitches laid down in front of it. At that time, the club was intended to be Sheffield Tigers Rugby and Cricket Club, so a wicket was laid between the two rugby pitches.

War was declared in 1939, which prevented the use of these new facilities until 1947, by which time the cricket club idea had been abandoned. A further pitch was rented behind the clubhouse which was shared with Nether Congs Cricket Club. In the mid-sixties, Tigers took over sole use of this area, and the pitch was levelled, and laided out as the new First XV pitch.

To compensate for the loss of one pitch while the levelling took place, a fourth pitch was rented from beside the Dore Moor Inn on a renewable short term lease.

This pitch came to be known as the &lsquoEiger&rsquo due to its slope, and was eventually purchased by Tigers in 1995. The remaing grounds were finally purchased from the Hollins Hospital Trust in 1998.

The clubhouse has been extended three times since 1947, and, at the end of 1999, we opened our present clubhouse and pitch redevelopment which was funded with a sports lottery grant of £570,000.

The First XV pitch is now located in front of the refurbished Clubhouse and this has given us playing and changing facilities second to none in the area.

Full History

Sheffield Tigers RUFC Inaugural Season
President: Owen Lister
1st XV Captain:Eric Ward

On Saturday 10th September 1932 Tigers played their first ever match against Scunthorpe away but eventually lost by 3-13 (1 try to 3 tries & 2 conversions).

Tigers first victory was achieved 2 weeks later at their home ground at Concord Park with a 9-3 win over Atlas & Norfolk (a local works team).

Tigers played 24 matches in this first season and recorded 7 victories. They also had their first appearance in the Yorkshire Cup, losing to Barnsley in the 1st round.

Sheffield Tigers Move to Dore Moor Inn
President: Owen Lister
1st XV Captain: Charlie Unsworth

At the start of this season, Tigers leased a field from the licensee of the Dore Moor Inn and changed in rooms above the pubs stable block.

Sheffield Tigers Lease Dore Moor Ground
President: E.L.Raworth
1st XV Captain: Harry Bridger

During this season, Tigers signed a Lease for the present Dore Moor grounds and set about levelling and draining the pitches and building the first clubhouse.

Sheffield Tigers Grounds Used for Agriculture During WWII
President: John Tregenza

No matches were played during the Second World War.

Sheffield Tigers Use Dore Moor Facilities for the First Time
President: John Tregenza
1st XV Captain: M.Olshinetzki

Tigers used the present Dore Moor ground for the first time from the start of this season.

Sheffield Tigers 21st Anniversary
President: Gordon Harris
1st XV Captain: K.G.Lissenden

Tigers held the 21st Anniversary Dinner and Reunion at the Grand Hotel in Sheffield on 23rd April 1954. Representatives included the Sheffield Lord Mayor, the President of the Yorkshire RFU and the Guest of Honour was RV Stirling, the current England captain and former pupil of Nether Edge Grammar School.

Sheffield Tigers Extend Facilities to 4 Changing Rooms
President: Jack Curry
1st XV Captain: B.Stray

Tigers extended the Clubhouse to provide 2 extra Changing Rooms, an extra bath and a new full length verandah. This meant that the old railway coach could finally be removed as it was no longer required as changing rooms.

Sheffield Tigers Extend Clubhouse with new Toilets and Kitchen
President: Norman Edge
1st XV Captain: M.W.Eldridge

Tigers extended the Clubhouse to increase the Club room area by building an extension for new Toilets and Kitchen. This work was mostly carried out by Club members as the club had little money. Tigers fielded 5 Senior Teams for the first time.

Sheffield Tigers New 1st Team Pitch Completed
President: Jack Curry
1st XV Captain: Derek Sherlock

Work had started in 1967 to create a new 1st Team pitch behind the Clubhouse. This was finally completed in 1971 and was christened by a game between Tigers and a full Staffordshire XV which included players from Moseley, Sale, Birkenhead Park, Wilmslow and the like.

Sheffield Tigers Field 5 Senior Teams for the 1st Time
President: Vic Grainger
1st XV Captain: Hugh Smith

For the second time in 10 years, Tigers fielded 5 Senior Teams for most of the season.

Sheffield Tigers Buy Ground and first VPs v Perroquets D'Unieux Fixture
President: George Oxley
1st XV Captain: Roger Cordery

Tigers had finally raised enough money, and with a contribution from the Sports Council, were able buy the freehold of the grounds.

Vets XV Captain: John Knowles
Tigers VPs (Vets) played 1st fixture against the French Vets side Les Perroquets D'Unieux in France. Entente Cordiale prevailed with the match being drawn 10-10 courtesy of a Tigers last minute penalty miss from in front of the posts.

Sheffield Tigers Reach Yorkshire Shield Semi-Final for First Time
President: Geoff Mawson
1st XV Captain: Roger Cordery

Tigers reached the semi-final of the Yorkshire Shield for the first time but were beaten by Bramley. This gave Tigers entry to the Yorkshire Cup and a home tie against Harrogate in which they rattled the Senior Club before going down by a margin of only 6 points.

Sheffield Tigers Silver Jubilee Year
President: Geoff Mawson
1st XV Captain: Roger Cordery

The Silver Jubilee Dinner was held at Baldwins Omega in Nov 1983 with Guest Speaker Phil Bennett (Wales International & British Lion).

Sheffield Tigers First Yorkshire League Season
President: Sam Blower
1st XV Captain: Mark Heaton

This was the first season in which the RFU introduced the League System for all clubs. Tigers were positioned in Yorkshire League 2. The League consisted of 11 clubs, who played each other only once. Tigers first League fixture was against North Ribblesdale at home which Tigers lost to a
late try.

The League Teams were Doncaster, Huddersfield YMCA, Ilkley, Ionians, Leodiensians, Malton & Norton, North Ribblesdale, Old Otliensians, Sheffield Tigers, Wath, Wheatley Hills.

Sheffield Tigers Relegated from Yorkshire 2 to Yorkshire 2
President: Bill Anderson
1st XV Captain: Bob Taylor

Tigers were relegated from Yorkshire League 2 to a new Yorkshire League 2 due to National League reorganisation.

The League Teams were Goole, Ilkley, Malton & Norton, Moortown, Otliensians, Scarborough, Sheffield Tigers(R), Wath, Wheatley Hills, Yarnbury, York Railway Institute.

Sheffield Tigers Finish Midtable in Yorkshire 2
President: Bill Anderson
1st XV Captain: Mark Heaton

Tigers finished midtable after a good start against teams playing in lower Leagues the previous season.

The League Teams were Airebronians, Bradford Salem, Hessle, Leeds CSSA, Marist, Old Modernians, Rodillians, Sheffield Oaks, Sheffield Tigers, West Leeds, Wibsey.

Sheffield Tigers Remain in Yorkshire 2 as 7 Teams are Relegated
President: Andy Crosbee
1st XV Captain: Richard Senior

At the end of the season Tigers finished 6th and were one of only 4 sides who started in Yorkshire 2, to remain in Yorkshire 2 for the following season as the Leagues were to be reorganised on a Home and Away basis.

The League Teams were Aireborough (R), Dinnington, Hemsworth (R), Hessle (R), Huddersfield YMCA (R), Moortown (P), Northallerton (P), Old Modernians, Scarborough, Skipton (R), Sheffield Tigers, West Leeds (R), Wetherby (R).

Sheffield Tigers Start in Yorkshire 2 as Leagues Move to Home and Away Matches
President: Andy Crosbee
1st XV Captain: John Goodman

Tigers finish in midtable in first season of Home and Away League matches.

The League Teams were Barnsley, Castleford, Dinnington, Halifax Vandals, Hullensians, Old Modernians, Pheonix Park, Scarborough, Sheffield Oaks, Sheffield Tigers.

Sheffield Tigers Open Refurbished Clubhouse & Grounds and Win RFU Tetley Junior Vase For 1st Time and Promotion from Yorkshire 2 to Yorkshire 2
President: Martin Caine
1st XV Captain: Chris Barrett

As a result of a £530,000 Sport England Lottery Fund Grant Tigers refurbished Clubhouse and 1st Team pitch was officially opened by Roy Manock (RFU Vice President) in November 1999. This was followed by a match between Tigers and Rotherham (from National League 1) on the new 1st Team pitch in front of the Clubhouse.

Tigers won the RFU Tetley Junior Vase Final at Twickenham with a 20-11 victory over the Bank of England. Tigers were runners up to Dinnington in Yorkshire League 2 and were promoted to a new Yorkshire League 2 due to National League reorganisation.

The League Teams were Bramley Phoenix Park(R), Dinnington(C), Halifax Vandals, Heath, Hullensians(R), Malton & Norton, Old Otliensians, Sheffield Oaks, Sheffield Tigers(P), York Railway Institute.

Sheffield Tigers win Yorkshire Shield For 1st Time and Promotion from Yorkshire 2
President: Roger Cordery
1st XV Captain: David Holmes

Tigers won the Yorkshire Shield Final at Ionians ground with a 20-3 victory over
Scarborough. Tigers were runners up to Scarborough in Yorkshire League 2 and were promoted to Yorkshire League 1.

The League Teams were Bradford Salem, Castleford, Dinnington, Hemsworth, Ilkley, Leodiensians, Northallerton, Roundhegians, Scarborough(C), Sheffield Tigers(P), Wath,
West Leeds.

Sheffield Tigers First Season in Yorkshire 1
President: Peter Gadsby
1st XV Captain: David Holmes

Tigers first season in Yorkshire 1 resulted in a mid-table position at the end of the season after heading the table upto Christmas.

The League Teams were Beverley(R), Hull(P), North Ribblesdale, Old Brodleians, Pontefract, Pocklington(R), Scarborough(C), Selby, Sheffield Tigers, West Park Bramhope(R), Yarnbury, York.

Tigers Vets win 20th anniversary of 1st fixture with Les Perroquets D'Unieux.

Sheffield Tigers Relegated from Yorkshire 1
President: Peter Gadsby
1st XV Captain: David Holmes

Tigers second season in Yorkshire 1 resulted in bottom position and relegation to Yorkshire 2 together with North Ribblesdale.

The League Teams were Bridlington(C), Dinnington, Huddersfield YMCA, Old Brodleians, North Ribblesdale(R), Old Crossleyans, Pontefract, Selby, Sheffield Tigers(R), Wheatley Hills, Yarnbury, York(P).

Sheffield Tigers Win South Yorkshire Trophy for 1st Time
President: Bill Anderson
1st XV Captain: Doug Trivella

Tigers won the South Yorkshire Trophy Final for the first time with a 13 - 3 victory over Barnsley at Dore Moor. Tigers finished 4th in Yorkshire 2 after being 2nd for most of the season.

The League Teams were Beverley(C), Bradford Salem, Heath, Ilkley(P), Knottingley, Leodiensians, North Ribblesdale, Ripon, Sheffield Tigers, Skipton(R), West Leeds(R),
West Park Bramhope.

Sheffield Tigers Triple Trophy Season - RFU PowerGen Junior Vase, Yorkshire Shield and Yorkshire League 2 Championship
President: Bill Anderson
1st XV Captain: Rob Pound

Tigers most successful season ever started with Tigers winning the RFU PowenGen Junior Vase by beating Solihull 30-13 at Twickenham. Followed by becoming Champions of Yorkshire League 2 without losing a game and then winning the Yorkshire Shield with a 26-19 victory over West Park Bramhope at Huddersfield YMCAs ground. Tigers also won the South Yorkshire Trophy for the second time when the 2nd XV beat Doncaster Phoenix 1st XV by 34-17 away at Doncaster.

The League Teams were Bradford Salem (P), Castleford (R), Heath (R), Knottingley, North Ribblesdale, Old Brodleians ,Pocklington, Ripon, Scarborough, Sheffield Tigers(C), West Park Bramhope.

Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Wayne Warren (1st XV)
3rd XV Player of the Year: Richard Joel & Phil Tomlinson
2nd XV Player of the Year: Rory McCall
1st XV Player of the Year: Harry Toews
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year : John Storey (1st XV)
The Club Man of the Year : Rob Pound

Tigers hosted the Rugby Union 7s competition for the 8th World Firefighters Games hosted in Sheffield in August 2004.

Sheffield Tigers 2nd Consecutive League Promotion as Yorkshire League 1 Champions
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Harry Toews

Tigers achieved back-to-back promotions by winning Yorkshire League 1 with only one defeat to gain promotion to North 2 East for the first time. Tigers also progressed to the 2nd round of the RFU PowerGen Intermediate Cup and the 2nd round of the Yorkshire Cup before being narrowly beaten by teams from 2 Leagues above.

Tigers unbeaten run of 47 matches (starting on 03/04/04) was finally ended by Huddersfield winning 10-20 in the 2nd round of the RFU PowerGen Intermediate Cup on 15/09/05.

Tigers won the South Yorkshire Trophy for the third time in a row when the 2nd XV beat Stocksbridge 1st XV by 27-13 at Dore Moor.

The League Teams were Bradford Salem, Bridlington, Goole (R), Huddersfield YMCA, Ilkley, Keighley, Old Crossleyans (P), Pontefract, Selby (R), Sheffield Tigers (C), Wheatley Hills, York.

Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Chris Abbishaw (2nd XV)
3rd XV Player of the Year: Ian Meyer
2nd XV Player of the Year: Paul Robinson
1st XV Player of the Year: Stuart Holes
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Ian Cutts (1st XV)
The Club Man of the Year: Gerry Smith & Stuart Trueman

Sheffield Tigers 3rd Consecutive League Promotion as North 2 East/West Play-Off Winners
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Harry Toews

Tigers achieved a 3rd successive promotion by finishing runners-up in North 2 East and then winning the North 2 East/West play-off to gain promotion to North 1 for the first time. Tigers also progressed to the 2nd round of the RFU PowerGen Intermediate Cup before losing out to Caldy (the eventual winners of North 1) but lost in the preliminary round of the Yorkshire Cup to Hull (also from North 1).

The League Teams were Driffield, Durham City, Hartlepool Rovers, Horden (R), Middlesbrough (C), Morpeth, Old Crossleyans, Percy Park (R), Rochdale, Sheffield (R), Sheffield Tigers (P), West Hartlepool.

A Gala Sports Dinner was held at The Marstons Suite (Sheffield United FC) to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the year of formation of Tigers. The compere was celebrity Malc Lord and the guest speaker was Gareth Chilcott (British Lions, England, Bath).

Tigers Vets win 25th anniversary of 1st fixture with Les Perroquets D'Unieux.

Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer:
3rd XV Player of the Year: Mick Summers
2nd XV Player of the Year: Owen Evans
1st XV Player of the Year: Morgan Jones
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year:Tom Denton (2nd XV)
The Club Man of the Year: Ann & Ray Kilby

Sheffield Tigers First Season in RFU League North 1 (RFU Level 5)
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Harry Toews

Tigers finished a creditable 7th in their first ever season in North 1. Tigers went out of the RFU PowerGen Intermediate Cup losing to Cleckheaton in the 2nd round having had a bye in the 1st round. However, they reached the Quarter-Final of the Yorkshire Cup for the first time before being beaten by Beverley from National 3 North.

The League Teams were Altrincham-Kersal (R), Birkenhead Park, Cleckheaton,
Darlington, Huddersfield (P), Hull, Kendal (C), Liverpool St Helens (R), Middlesbrough,
Penrith (R), Sheffield Tigers, Westoe.

The 75th Annual Ball/Dinner Dance was held at the Mercure St Pauls hotel (Sheffield) in October 2007. As part of the entertainment, the France v England World Cup Semi-Final was shown live on a big screen.

The 75th Annual Players Awards Dinner was held in the Clubhouse with silver service catering.
Annual Players Awards:

The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer:
3rd XV Player of the Year: Henry Laithwaite
2nd XV Player of the Year: Frank Wragg
1st XV Player of the Year: Andy Barnes & Richard Joel (2nd row pairing)
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year:Alex Drage (1st XV)
The Club Man of the Year: Chris Souster

Sheffield Tigers Second Season in RFU League North 1 (RFU Level 5)
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Richard Joel

Tigers finished in their highest ever league position in 4th place in North 1. Tigers also reached the Semi-Final of the RFU EDF Energy Intermediate Cup and just lost away at Clifton by 15 - 24.

The 2nd XV won the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy with a late penalty to beat Wath 1st XV by 16 - 15.
The 3rd XV were runaway winners of the South Yorkshire Merit Table and scored over 1000 points in the process.
The Alickadoos won the South Yorkshire Referees Society Whistlers Trophy for the first time.

The League Teams were Beverley, Birkenhead Park, Cleckheaton, Darlington (R),
Hull (P), Middlesbrough, Morley, Sheffield Tigers, Stockport, West Hartlepool,
West Park (St Helens), Westoe (C).

The Annual Players Awards Dinner was held in the Clubhouse with silver service catering.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer:
3rd XV Player of the Year: Pat Scotton
2nd XV Player of the Year: Richard Harvey
1st XV Player of the Year: Nick (Biffa) Pearson
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Tom Bray (1st XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year:Owen Evans (1st/2nd XV)
The Team of the Year: 3rd XV
The Club Man of the Year: Sue Bradshaw

Sheffield Tigers Third Season in RFU League National 3 North (RFU Level 5)
President: John Joel
1st XV Captain: Dave Scully

Tigers finished a disappointing 10th in the new National 3 North League which replaced Regional North 1 having been near the top of the table until Xmas. The new league comprised of 14 teams with 4 points for a win, 1 for a draw and bonus points for scoring 4 or more tries or for losing by 7 or less points. The increase in teams was to compensate for the lack of an RFU Cup competition at this level. Tigers did however, reach the Final of the Yorkshire Cup for the first time and aquitted themselves well in defeat to Wharfedale from RFU National 1 League.

The Develoment XV won the Yorkshire Division One Merit Table and reached the Semi-Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy.

The 3rd XV finished a creditable 9th (of 13) in Yorkshire Division Three Merit Table after being promoted by 2 leagues last season

The League Teams were Beverley, Birkenhead Park, Chester, Cleckheaton(R),
Darlington Mowden Park, Middlesbrough, Morley(C), Penrith, Rochdale, Rossendale,
Sheffield Tigers, Stockport(PO), West Hartlepool(R), West Park (St Helens)(R)

The Annual Players Awards Dinner was held in the Clubhouse.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer:
3rd XV Player of the Year: Dave Sinton
Development XV Player of the Year: Nick Scheinkonig (Shanks)
1st XV Player of the Year: Harry Toews
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Sam Whitworth (DevXV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Charlie Cone(1st XV)
The Team of the Year: Development XV
The Club Man of the Year: Stuart Trueman

Tigers stalwart Harry Toews returned to Canada after 6 Seasons in the 1st XV, with 157
appearances, Yorkshire 2nd & 1st Divisions League Winner, North 2 East/West Play-off
Winner, 3 seasons in North 1, RFU Powergen Junior Vase Winner &
Yorkshire Shield Winner.

Sheffield Tigers Fourth Season at RFU Level 5 Ends in Promotion to National League 2 North
President: John Joel
1st XV Captain: Andy Barnes

Tigers started the season in RFU National 3 Midlands for the first time, after being &lsquolevel shifted&rsquo from 3 North by the RFU to ensure that all leagues at this level had the same number of teams. They lost four of their first six league games, before winning all their remaining games apart from a close defeat by the eventual league winners Bromsgrove. This winning run and bonus points picked up, resulted in Tigers finishing the season in 2nd place in the league. Tigers then achieved promotion to National League 2 North (RFU Level 4), their highest level ever, by beating Chester 16 - 14 at Dore Moor in the Midlands/North League 3 Play-Off.

The Develoment XV won the Yorkshire Division One Merit Table and reached the Semi-Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy.

The 3rd XV finished a creditable 8th (of 13) in Yorkshire Division Three Merit Table.

The League Teams were Broadstreet, Bromsgrove(C), Burton(R), Kenilworth(R), Hereford,
Longton, Luton, Malvern, Newport (Salop), Peterborough(R), Old Northamptonians,
Scunthorpe, Sheffield Tigers(PO), South Leicester

The Annual Players Awards were presented in the Marquee after the Play-Off game:
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jon Feeley (1st XV)
3rd XV Player of the Year: Simon Miles
Development XV Player of the Year: Owen Evans
1st XV Player of the Year: Jon Buchanan
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Ali Thomson (1st XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Frank Wragg(1st XV/Dev. XV)
The Team of the Year: 1st XV
The Club Man of the Year: Richard Senior
The Supporters of the Year: Andy Bairsto & Pete Burnand

Sheffield Tigers First Season at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North
Chairman: Alick Bush
President: Stuart Headford
1st XV Captain: Andy Barnes

Tigers started the season in RFU National 2 North for the first time at their highest league level ever. After a slow start in getting to grips with the pace and style of this league, Tigers did well in the second half of the season to finish a creditable 9th (of 16).
The Develoment XV finished 9th (of 12) in the Yorkshire Premier Merit Table after being promoted last season and again reached the Semi-Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy.

The League Teams were Bromsgrove, Caldy(PO), Harrogate(R), Huddersfield, Hull,
Hull Ionians, Kendal(R), Leicester Lions, Loughborough Students(C), Luctonians,
Nuneaton(R), Otley, Preston Grasshoppers, Sheffield Tigers, Stockport, Westoe

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Players Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jamie Broadley (1st XV)
Vets XV Player of the Year: Richard Knowles
Development XV Player of the Year: Sam Whitworth
1st XV Player of the Year: Jamie Broadley
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Ryan Holmes (1st XV/Dev. XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Charlie Cone (1st XV)
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for the Outstanding Forward of the Year: Nick Pearson (1st XV)
The Team of the Year: U13 XV
The Club Person(s) of the Year: Brad and Sue Bradshaw
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Kate Hattersley

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances:
Richard Joel, Nick Pearson, Alex Drage, Tom Outram

In addition Andy Barnes, Nick Pearson, Gregor Hayter, Jamie Broadley & Jon Buchanan
were picked for the Yorkshire squad for the County Championship.

Tigers produced their 1st Junior England International with U16&rsquos Guy Borrowdale
progressing through Yorkshire, North of England and finally to an England cap.

Sheffield Tigers Second Season at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North
Chairman: Andy Crosbee
President: Nigel Dakin
1st XV Captain: Andy Barnes

Tigers started their second season in RFU National 2 North by narrowly losing the first match before winning nine in a row. A spate of injuries and bad weather caused some disruption and although only eight more victories were recorded, Tigers finished in their highest league position ever (6th of 16 at RFU Level 4).
The Develoment XV finished 7th (of 12) in the Yorkshire Premier Merit Table and beat Wheatley Hills in a thrilling Final of the Gerry Roberts Memorial Trophy.

The League Teams were Birmingham Solihull, Bromsgrove, Caldy, Darlington Mowden Park,
Dudley Kingswinford, Huddersfield (R), Hull, Hull Ionians (C), Leicester Lions, Luctonians,
Otley, Preston Grasshoppers, Sheffield Tigers, Stockport (R), Stourbridge (PO), Westoe (R)

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jamie Broadley (1st XV)
Vets XV Player of the Year: Simon Tomlinson
Development XV Player of the Year: Charlie Dunn
1st XV Player of the Year: Peter Swatkins
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Max Argyle (1st XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Frank Wragg (1st XV)
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for the Outstanding Forward of the Year: Ross White (1st XV)
The Team of the Year: U17's
The Club Person(s) of the Year: Dave Parish & Matt Smith
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Simon Cooper
Exercise Club Person of the Year: Pete Stevens

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances:
Nick Pearson, Alex Drage, Tom Outram, Jon Buchanan

Players Who Have Achieved Over 200 League Appearances:-
Richard Joel

In addition Gregor Hayter & Jamie Broadley were picked to play for Yorkshire and
Biff Pearson for Cheshire in the County Championship.

The U17's reached the Final of the Northern section of the National Plate competition and the Semi-Final of the Yorkshire Cup.

Sheffield Tigers Third Season at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North ends in Relegation
Chairman: Andy Crosbee (2013), John Marriott (2014)
President: Nigel Dakin (2013), Ian Wragg (2014)
1st XV Captain: David Bradford

Tigers started their third season in RFU National 2 North by losing the first seven matches in a row. A spate of injuries and a small squad didn't help and only eight victories were recorded altogether. Tigers finished 3rd from bottom (13th of 16 at RFU Level 4) and were relgated to National 3 North.
The 2nd XV finished 11th (of 12) in the Yorkshire Premier Merit Table and were relegated. They also lost in the Semi-Final of the South Yorkshire Trophy - Uniplex Plate Competition.

The League Teams were Birmingham Solihull, Bromsgrove (R), Caldy, Chester, Darlington Mowden Park (PO), Dudley Kingswinford (R), Harrogate, Hull, Leicester Lions, Luctonians, Macclesfield (C), Otley, Preston Grasshoppers, Sedgley Park, Sheffield Tigers (R), Stourbridge

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Lee Monks (1st/2nd XV)
2nd XV Player of the Year: Scott Ferriday
1st XV Player of the Year: Josh Redfern
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Lee Monks (1st/2nd XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Liam Wallace (1st XV)
The Club Person of the Year: Chris Souster
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Helen Hustler

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Andy Barnes and Dave Price

Joe Duffy was picked for Yorkshire Colts and Josh Redfern was picked to play for Yorkshire U20&rsquos and England Counties.

Sheffield Tigers Start at RFU Level 5 in National League 3 North
Chairman: John Marriott
President: Ian Wragg
1st XV Captain: Nick Pearson

Tigers started in RFU National 3 North by losing the first 2 matches but improved to win 21 out of the remaining 26 matches to finish in 3rd place (3rd of 14 at RFU Level 5).
The 2nd XV finished 8th (of 10) in the Yorkshire Championship Merit Table. They also lost in the Semi-Final of the South Yorkshire Trophy - Uniplex Plate Competition.

The League Teams were Beverley (R), Billingham, Burnage, Cleckheaton, Firwood Waterloo, Huddersfield YMCA, Lymm, Morley (R), Rossendale, Sale (C), Sandal (PO), Sheffield Tigers, Westoe (R), Wirral

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Henri Packard (1st XV)
2nd XV Player of the Year: Chris Keetley
1st XV Player of the Year: Stephan Destounis
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Lee Monks (1st/2nd XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Lee Orton (1st/2nd XV)
The Ken Russell Trophy for Ladies Player of the Year: Hazel Joel
The Club Person of the Year: Kitty Nichols
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Nicola Gillott

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Peter Swatkins

Players Who Have Achieved Over 150 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Jon Buchanan and Tom Outram

Sheffield Tigers Second season at RFU Level 5 in National League 3 North ends in Promotion
Chairman: John Marriott
President: Ian Wragg
1st XV Captain: Nick Pearson

Tigers 2nd season in RFU National 3 North started with a 6 match winning run to head the table from week 2. They stayed at the head of the table for the remainder of the season with 22 wins and 4 losses to gain promotion back to National 2 North.
The 2nd XV finished 1st (of 10) in the Yorkshire Championship Merit Table and were promoted to the Yorkshire Premiership Merit Table. They lost in the Final of the South Yorkshire Trophy - Uniplex Cup Competition to Doncaster Phoenix 15 - 17.

The League Teams were Billingham, Birkenhead Park (R), Burnage (R), Cleckheaton, Firwood Waterloo, Huddersfield YMCA (R), Hull, Ilkley, Lymm, Rossendale, Sheffield, Sheffield Tigers (C), Stockport, Wirral (PO)

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Henri Packard (1st XV)
1st XV Player of the Year: Steve Walker
2nd XV Player of the Year: Junior Gelsthorpe & Aaron Langan
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for Forward of the Year: Ed Simmons (1st XV)
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Chris Pond (1st/2nd XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Liam Wallace (1st XV)
The George Oxley Memorial Trophy for Colt of the Year: George Talbot
The Ken Russell Trophy for Ladies Player of the Year: Cat Orkamfat
The Club Person of the Year: Crystal Buchanan
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Duncan Oxley
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Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Liam Wallace & Frank Wragg

Players Who Have Achieved Over 200 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Tom Outram & Nick Pearson

Players Who Have Achieved Over 1000 1st XV Leage & Cup Points during this season:
Tom Outram

Sheffield Tigers First season back at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North
Chairman: Paul Walker
President: Ian Wragg
1st XV Captain: Tom Outram

Tigers 1st season back in RFU National 2 North and they found it difficult to adjust to the pace and physicality of the matches. At the half-way stage, they were 13th out of 16 with just 4 wins from 15 matches. Winining only 1 of the next 9 matches left them rooted to the bottom of the table, 10 points adrift of safely. Then a winning sequence started which culminated in the need to win the last match away at Luctonians and secure a try bonus point to avoid relegation. This was achieved and they finished 13th out of 16 to stay in National 2 North for next season.
The 2nd XV struggled for players due to injuries in the 1st/2nd team squad and finished last (of 12) in the Yorkshire Premiership Merit Table and were demoted to the Yorkshire Championship Merit Table. They did not compete in the South Yorkshire Trophy.

The League Teams were Caldy (C), Chester, Harrogate (R), Hinckley, Leicester Lions, Luctonians, Otley, Preston Grasshoppers (R), Sale (PO), Sedgley Park, South Leicester, Scunthorpe (R), Sheffield Tigers, Stourbridge, Tynedale, Wharfedale

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jamie Broadley (1st XV)
1st XV Player(s) of the Year: Peter Swatkins & Liam Wallace
2nd XV Player of the Year: Pat Searle
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for Forward of the Year: Steve Walker (1st XV)
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Tom Farrell (1st/2nd XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Tom Coates (1st XV)
The George Oxley Memorial Trophy for Colt of the Year: Reagan Spiers
The Club Person(s) of the Year: Simon Cooper & Paul Messenger
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Dean Mabson
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Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Will Bennett, Jamie Broadley, Charlie Cone, Ryan Holmes,Ed Simmons & Steve Walker

Players Who Have Achieved Over 150 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Peter Swatkins

Players Who Have Scored Over 100 tries in 1st XV League & Cup Appearances during this season:
Peter Swatkins

Players who achieved County and National Honours this season:-
Yorkshire RFU Representatives: Jamie Broadley, Ed Simmons, Pete Swatkins & Steve Walker
England Counties Representative: Pete Swatkins

Sheffield Tigers Second season back at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North
Chairman: Paul Walker
President: Ian Wragg
1st XV Captain: Ryan Holmes

Tigers 2nd season back in RFU National 2 North saw them have another rollercoaster season. From the top half of the table, down to just above the relegation zone and then back up to finish a creditable 10th (out of 16).
The 2nd XV boosted by a new manager in Roy Mowbray, less injuries and a number of last years Colts saw a much improved squad finish 1st out of 11 in the Yorkshire Championship Merit Table. They lost in the Semi-Final of the South Yorkshire Trophy (Cup Competition) to local rivals Sheffield.

The League Teams were Blaydon (R), Chester, Hinckley, Huddersfield, Leicester Lions, Luctonians (R), Macclesfield, Otley, Sale (C), Sedgley Park (PO), South Leicester, Sheffield (R), Sheffield Tigers, Stourbridge, Tynedale, Wharfedale

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held once again at Baldwins Omega and during
the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jamie Broadley (1st XV)
The Harry Wrather Trophy for 1st XV Player of the Year: Will Bennett
2nd XV Player of the Year: Joe Duffy
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for Forward of the Year: Frank Wragg (1st XV)
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Sam Ellis (1st XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Will Archer (1st/2nd XV)
The George Oxley Memorial Trophy for Youth Player of the Year: Finlay Messenger (2nd XV)
The Senior Club Person of the Year: Lucy Waller
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Bret Duncan
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Longstanding Tigers stalwart, Tom Outram retired at the end of this season after 12 seasons at Tigers. His debut was in season 2006-7 at home to Middlesborough on 17/02/07 in North East 1 as a replacement. He has made 228 League & Cup appearances and scored 1076 points.

Players Who Have Achieved Over 150 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Liam Wallace & Frank Wragg

Players Who Have Scored Over 100 tries in 1st XV League & Cup Appearances during this season:
Jamie Broadley

Sheffield Tigers Second season back at RFU Level 4 in National League 2 North
Chairman: Paul Walker
President: Ian Wragg
1st XV Captain: Ed Simmons

Tigers 3rd season back in RFU National 2 North saw them have a steady season in the bottom half of the table. Only winning 9 out of 30 matches but losing 13 matches by only 7 points or less (total bonus points 24). Tigers finished just above the relegation zone in 13th (out of 16) but a good 15 points above relegated Macclesfield in 14th position.
The 2nd XV promoted last season into the Yorkshire Premiership Merit Table, finished 1st out of 12. Tigers finished top by beating nearest rivals Wharfedale 2nds with a try bonus point win in the final match of the season at Dore Moor.

The N2N League Teams were Chester (PO), Fylde, Hinckley, Huddersfield, Hull Ionians (P), Leicester Lions, Macclesfield (R), Otley, Peterborough Lions (R), Preston Grasshopper, Sedgley Park, South Leicester (R), Sheffield Tigers, Stourbridge, Tynedale, Wharfedale

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance was held at new venue, Owlerton Stadium, after the closure of Baldwins Omega.
During the evening the Annual Club Awards were presented.
Annual Players Awards:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jamie Broadley (1st XV)
The Harry Wrather Trophy for 1st XV Player of the Year:
2nd XV Player of the Year: Anthony Symcox
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for Forward of the Year: Alan Symcox (1st XV)
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year: Lewis Bloor (1st XV)
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Ashley Holland (1st XV)
The George Oxley Memorial Trophy for Youth Player of the Year: Jed McDonald (2nd XV)
Mini/Junior Section Player of the Year: Liam Wallace (1st XV)
The Senior Club Person of the Year: Roy Mowbray
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Steve Barnett
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Players Who Have Achieved Over 150 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Will Bennett, Jamie Broadley & Ryan Holmes

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Tom Coates & Henri Packard

Players Who Have Achieved National & County Honours during this season:
Germany Rugby Representative: Kain Rix
Latvia Rugby Representative: Robbie Davidson
Lithuania Rugby Representative: Dovydas Taujanskas
English Counties Representative: Jamie Broadley
Yorkshire RFU Representative: Jamie Broadley
Cumbria RFU Representative: Mark Ireland
NLD RFU Representatives: Will Archer, Ashley Holland, Chris Pond, Alan Symcox & Liam Wallace

Sheffield Tigers season at RFU Level 4 in National 2 North curtailed by Coronavirus Pandemic
Chairman: Paul Walker
President: Ian Wragg
1st XV Captain: Ed Simmons

Tigers 4th season RFU National 2 North saw them have the best first halves of a season they&rsquove ever managed winning 11 of 16 games and spending the vast majority inside the top 4. Post-Christmas was a different tale with weather, fatigue & injuries starting to take their toll as Tigers slipped down the table. When all fixtures were cancelled in March due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Tigers were in 12th position but climbed up to 10th in the RFU adjusted final table.
The 2nd XV finished 4th (out of 12) in the Yorkshire Premiership Merit League pre-Christmas competition. Post-Christmas, the 2nd XV finished 6th (out of 6) in the Yorkshire Premiership Conference A Merit League and 2nd (out of 6) in the Northern Pilot League.

The N2N League Teams were Caldy (P), Chester, Fylde, Hinckley, Huddersfield, Hull, Loughborough Students, Luctonians, Otley (R), Preston Grasshoppers (R), Scunthorpe (R), Sedgley Park, Sheffield Tigers, Stourbridge, Tynedale, Wharfedale.
Leicester Lions were level transferred to National 2 South prior to the start of the season.

Tigers End of Season Dinner Dance would have been held at Owlerton Stadium but was cancelled due to the Coronavirus lockdown. During the evening the Annual Club Awards would have been presented. Instead, an Awards BBQ was held at Tigers in September 2020.:
The 'Ticker' Memorial Rose Bowl for the Top Try Scorer: Jamie Broadley (1st XV)
The Harry Wrather Trophy for 1st XV Player of the Year: Mark Ireland
2nd XV Player of the Year: Chris Keetley
The John Joel Memorial Trophy for Forward of the Year: Lee Orton (1st XV)
The Fred Senior Memorial Trophy for the Young Player of the Year:
The Alan Rogers Trophy for the Most Improved Player of the Year: Joe Duffy (1st XV)
The George Oxley Memorial Trophy for Youth Player of the Year: Logan Almond (2nd XV)
Mini/Junior Section Player of the Year:
The Senior Club Person of the Year: Elliot the Chef
The Junior Club Person of the Year: Harley Saunders
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Players Who Have Achieved Over 200 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Peter Swatkins & Liam Wallace

Players Who Have Achieved Over 150 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Ed Simmons

Players Who Have Achieved Over 100 1st XV League Appearances during this season:
Mark Ireland, Lee Orton & Alan Symcox

Players who have reached 1000 1st XV Points during this season:
Mark Ireland

Players who have reached 100 1st XV Tries during this season:
Henri Packard

Players Who Have Achieved National & County Honours during this season:
Due to Covid-19 restrictions there was no end of season representative rugby


Contents

Sheffield United Harriers were formed in 1894. In 1975, Sheffield United Harriers amalgamated with Sheffield City Athletic Club to form Sheffield Athletic Club.

At the turn of the century the club assumed the name City of Sheffield Athletic Club. The club competed at the Don Valley Stadium until it closed in September 2013, [1] moving to Sheffield Hallam University City Athletics Stadium after refurbishments. [2]

In 2015 the club completed the merger with Dearne Athletic Club founded by Trevor Fox and competes under the name of City of Sheffield & Dearne Athletic Club. [3]

Olympians Edit

Athlete Country Events Olympics Medals
Lawrence Allen 10km walk 1952
Roland Hardy 10km walk, 20km walk 1952, 1956
Ken Wood 1500 metres 1956
Albert Johnson 50km walk 1956, 1960
Sheila Sherwood [4] long jump 1964,1968,1972
John Sherwood [5] 400 metres hurdles, 4x400 metres relay 1968,1972
Jonathan Brown 10000 metres, marathon 1996, 2000, 2004
Jessica Ennis-Hill [6] heptathlon 2012, 2016
Silver

Rafi Solaiman (Para Athlete) [7] RaceRunner. RR3 100m Silver Medalist - Para Athletics European Championships, Berlin 2018. RR3 100m Silver Medalist - World Para Athletics Championships, Dubai 2019.

Ellie Simpson (Para Athlete) [8] RaceRunner. RR2/3 Silver Medalist - World Para Athletics Championships, Dubai 2019. 200m World Record Holder 2019-2020

The club's vest consists of a thick blue stripe on the front and back in the centre, with dark green sides.

  1. ^"Don Valley Stadium". runtrackdir. runtrackdir . Retrieved 6 August 2015 .
  2. ^
  3. "Race is on to get athletics stadium up to scratch". Sheffield Telegraph. Sheffield Telegraph. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016 . Retrieved 6 August 2015 .
  4. ^
  5. "Dearne ALC Athletics Club Merger". City of Sheffield Athletic Club. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016 . Retrieved 6 August 2015 .
  6. ^Sheila Sherwood at Power of 10
  7. ^John Sherwood at Power of 10
  8. ^Jessica Ennis-Hill at Power of 10
  9. ^https://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=775862
  10. ^https://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/profile.aspx?athleteid=651822

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Sheffield FC

By 1855 Britain had a popular game with fixed rules – cricket. There was nothing unremarkable about the Sheffield Cricket Club, which was one of a great number scattered across the country, and presumably members getting together for an informal kickabout in between matches was also fairly common. What was unique was that two of the Cricket Club’s members, Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest, decided to splinter off and create a club solely dedicated to the less gentlemanly but more dynamic game of football.

Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest, decided to splinter off from Sheffield Cricket Club.

The first meeting of Sheffield FC took place on the 24th October 1857 in the Sheffield suburb of Highfield. Their first headquarters was, bizarrely, a greenhouse, and an adjacent field was used as the first club-specific football pitch. The most obvious problem facing the world’s first football club was that it had no-one else to play, so the first matches were between club members who were often divided between married and unmarried men.

In 1858 Creswick and Prest decided to write up a standardised set of rules which became known as the Sheffield rules, and the most important innovation of this document was the new offside rule, which allowed players to pass the ball forwards – thus creating the end-to-end game which we have today. Later, some would disagree vehemently with this change and splinter off to form the game of “rugby football.”


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The Sheffield United club was founded in 1889, 32 years after Sheffield Wednesday. The 1890s was the best decade for the club. The won the Division One once (1897-98) and was twice the runners-up. Ten years after its establishment, Sheffield won their first FA Cup. Since when the club has won the Cup three more times (1902, 1915 and 1925).

They became a member of the Football League in 1892. They were elected to the second of the two tiers, but after placing second they were elected into the top-tier for the next season. They would stay in the first division for many decades, until a relegation in 1934.

Sheffield United was one of the teams participated in the first edition of the Premier League in the 1992-93 season. They managed only two remain two seasons before being relegated.

Trivia

Football clubs also founded in 1889


'Worst in the club's history': What Pulis said the last time he succeeded Garry Monk

Tony Pulis was confirmed as Garry Monk’s successor for the second time on Friday, this one as manager of Sheffield Wednesday.

Pulis took the reins of Monk’s Middlesbrough side on Boxing Day 2017 and remained in post for 18 months.

In that time, the Welshman led Wednesday’s Championship rivals to fifth – losing in the play-offs to Steve Bruce’s Aston Villa – and seventh – after a late-season collapse which cost him his job.

And he will hope to have a similarly uplifting effect on the Owls, whom he finds 23rd in the standings.

It remains to be seen what Pulis will make of the squad left behind by Monk after a transitional summer transfer window, conducted in difficult conditions with Wednesday on minus points and in the middle of a global pandemic.

But this is what he said last time around at Boro:

“I’m not going to turn water into wine,” he told The Guardian. “I have to make sure that I have a good look at the place before I start making any predictions.

“What I will say is that there was some very good play from us at times. I liked the attitude in the dressing room at half-time too – it was very good. The club is ninth in the division [at the start of the day], but if everything at the club was spot-on and working well I wouldn’t be here talking, Garry still would be. There are problems, and there have been problems here. It’s just about finding out what they are.

“The best thing we can do is get this club winning again, get the team winning, and get back in the Premier League, but that does take time. For me to stand up after being here for 12 or 13 hours [and talk about winning promotion], it’s too much to ask.”

And, reflecting on his Middlesbrough spell earlier this year, Pulis told Five Live: “Recruitment is everything.

“That window [the one Monk oversaw before Pulis arrived] was probably the worst in the club’s history and it takes two or three years for a club to recover from that.

“Yes, two or three years, very much so. Because if you have a bad window and bring in players who have not performed and they are on enormous amounts of money, who else is going to take them?

“You are very, very lucky if you can get rid of them, especially a whole group of them. You might be talking about six or seven players earning big wages. Who will take them?

“The other thing is that you have to balance is are you going to get your money back if you do sell them?

“Football clubs are run as a business as well and chairmen look at these players and think ‘we are not going to sell him for half the price we paid for him’ after just 12 months.

“Then you think ‘the kid hasn’t shown it in the first year but he might show it in the next’ and then you get yourself in a whirlwind. It is very dangerous when you get caught in it.”

Fortunately for Pulis, those issues should not be as grave at Wednesday who, according to Transfermarkt, had a net spend of around £1 million in the previous transfer window, in which Monk’s recruitment received widespread praise.


Historical Football Kits

In 1855 Sheffield Cricket Club leased 8½ acres of land on the southern edge of the city from the Duke of Norfolk to provide open spaces free of the heavy pollution that accompanied the rapid expansion of the city's steel industry. At the time cricket was the recreation of choice but in 1862 the first recorded football match took place on the Bramall Lane site between Sheffield FC and Hallam FC. Five years later the Wednesday Cricket Club formed a football branch who played as Wednesday FC (later Sheffield Wednesday) for several years at Bramall Lane before they moved away to build their own ground.

In March 1889 Bramall Lane hosted the English FA Cup semi-final between Preston North End and West Bromwich Albion. The match attracted so much interest that within a week a public meeting was organised when it was resolved to form a professional football club linked to the Sheffield United Cricket Club. Indeed, Sheffield United continued to share Bramall Lane with the county cricket club until 1973.

Sheffield United played their first match in August 1889 and joined the Northern League. In those days the team usually wore white shirts. A crest appeared in the 1891-92 season that consisted of the badge of Sheffield, featuring three sheaves of wheat, apparently a typical heraldic play on words, Shef-field being interpreted as "the open space by the River Sheaf." In 1891 they turned out in red and white "butcher's stripes" and it was not until 1894 that the familar 2" striped shirts appeared for the first time.

In 1892 the Football League was extended with the addition of a Second Division. United’s application to join the Football League (which would become the First Division) was rejected but they were invited to join the Second Division instead. United won promotion at the first attempt via the test matches and would remain in the First Division until 1934.

In 1898 “The Cutlers” (Sheffield was famous for producing high quality steel cutlery) won the First Division championship for the first, and so far only time. The following year they won the FA Cup with the legendary William “Fatty” Foulke in goal. In 1901 they lost to Southern League Tottenham in the final but had their revenge in 1902 when they won the cup for the second time, beating Southampton. When their great rivals, The Wednesday, changed their nickname to "The Owls" in 1903, United adopted Wednesday's previous nickname, "The Blades," for themselves.

Their third FA Cup success came in 1915, this time Chelsea were beaten in the final.

After the First World War United won the FA Cup for the fourth time in 1925. The crest worn in this match was, as was customary, the city's coat of arms. Interestingly United did not wear a crest in any of the other cup finals they appeared in.

In 1934 the Blades were relegated to the Second Division. In 1936, while still in Division Two they reached another FA Cup Final but lost to Arsenal. In 1939 they returned to the top flight only for war to interrupt their progress.

For thirty years after the resumption of League football in 1946, Sheffield United moved between the top two divisions no fewer than seven times, their longest spell at the top being between 1961 and 1968. The Sheffield coat of arms appeared in 1965 and remained until 1977. For the 1967-68 season, the team wore white shorts for the first time. As the season ended in relegation this experiment was quickly dropped, although white shorts have been worn more recently.

In 1973, after a long argument, the football club finally decided that playing both cricket and football on the same ground was no longer viable and a new 7400 capacity stand was built on the open fourth side of the ground, opening in 1975 after the club’s most successful season for years when they finished sixth in Division One.

Football is, of course, a fickle business. No sooner was the new stand open than United went into a steep decline that saw them relegated to Division Two in 1976 and then, after a missed penalty in the last minute of the last match of the 1980-81 season, the Blades found themselves in Division Four. Cynics may point out that this dramatic fall from grace coincided with the first of many ill-conceived redesigns of the club’s cherished red and white striped shirts.

While opinion may be divided about the shirts worn in this period there is no question that the new crest introduced in 1977 was a design classic. The club's nickname, "The Blades" was represented by crossed scimitars was surmounted by a Yorkshire rose. Variations appeared: between 1981 and 1992 it was rendered in outline only while from 1992 until 1999 it was placed on shields of varying shape but the fundamental design remained unchanged.

The revival was not long in coming. In 1982 United were Fourth Division champions at the first time of asking and two years later they were back in Division Two. Relegation in 1988 was the prelude to a remarkable change in fortune that brought successive promotions and a place in Division One. In 1994, however, the club were relegated from the Premiership. After regularly challenging for promotion, The Blades were promoted back to the top flight in 2006 but relegated to the Championship in 2007 and then, in 2011, League One.

In the first deal of its kind in England, United and Wednesday shared the same sponsors in 2011-12. United wore the logo of Westfield Health Insurance Company on their home shirts and that of a Volkswagen dealership on their away shirts while Wednesday reversed the arrangement. This followed concern expressed by local businesses that by sponsoring one club and not the other some supporters would be alienated from their brand. Similar concerns had led to Celtic and Rangers sharing sponsorship since 1999.

To mark their 125th anniversary the team wore a strip based on the butchers' stripe shirts from 1891, complete with period crest.

The Blades returned to the second tier for the 2017-18 season having won the League One title and then went on to finish second in the Championship to make their return to the top tier in over a decade.


Sheffield United Football Club

A club based on South Yorkshire, Sheffield United Football Club is currently a top-tier English Premier League who were promoted to Premier League in 2019-20. The club is also named as The Blades because of the city’s fame for steel production.

The club was found out back in 1889 as an offshoot for the city’s cricket team, Sheffield Cricket team. The club has its own stadium known as Bramall Lane which currently has a capacity close to 33000.

The club was officially revealed on 22 March 1889 at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield by the President of the Cricket Club, Sir Charles Clegg. The club also has its own cross-city rivals, Sheffield Wednesday against whom they play the Steel Derby. Because of the latter’s move to Oliver Groove, Sheffield United Football Club remained at Bramall Lane which is still their home stadium.

Sheffield United had its field days from 1895-1925 when they reigned to be the champions of England in 1897-98. They also were runners up in 1896-97 and 1899-1900. The club were winning trophies until 1925 but after which the cabinet has remained empty apart from the lower level championships.

The glory days were over in 1975. The club had a disastrous period during 1975-1981 where they continuously got relegated and couldn’t perform quite well. They stooped low when they were relegated into the third division.

Management/Ownership :

The bad times weren’t over as it continued in the financial aspect too. The club endured difficult times in terms of money as they returned back to the Premier League but couldn’t sustain themselves for more than one season. But everything has an end. The bad times got over when Saudi Prince Abdullah bin Musa’ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of the royal House of Saud had bought a 50% stake in United’s parent company ‘Blades Leisure Ltd’ in 2013. Since then, there has been no look back for the team as they have continuously performed reaching the FA Cup semifinals in 2014.


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