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SHCFA History

Learn more about the first County FA

Sheffield FA was formed in 1867 at The Adelphi Hotel in Sheffield to support football across the region. In 1877, Hallamshire FA was formed to operate in opposition to Sheffield FA. The to organisations ran as separate entities until the amalgamation of the two associations in 1887 that led to the creation of Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA.

During this period, Sheffield achieved significant landmarks in developing the game of football, including the world's first floodlit match at Bramall Lane in october 1878 with more than 12,000 attending. 

SHCFA now affiliates over 2,500 teams each season that play in within 19 leagues across Sheffield & Hallamshire. Alongside this, SHCFA also registers and supports over 1000 referees through officiating games, training programs and promotions. 

SHCFA also supports and promotes the development of coaches through FA Level 1, 2 And 3 courses as well as Refereeing, Goalkeeping And Futsal. Other courses provided by SHCFA include Safeguarding, Emergency Aid And Welfare Officers Course. 

Through support of The FA and Football Foundation, SHCFA was part of The Park Life Scheme that saw the launch of the first football HUB sites In England. SGP Westfield, SGP Graves and SGP Thorncliffe are now all providing football for all levels within their fantastic facilities. 

SHCFA is also proud to support Sheffield Wednesday, Sheffield United, Rotherham United, Barnsley FC And Doncaster Rovers alongside Sheffield FC Ladies and Doncaster Belles as the professional clubs running within our remit.  

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