Protect the Heritage of Football
A GENTLEMEN'S GAME
When Sheffield FC was officially founded in 1857 as the World's First Football Club, football was born as a true gentlemen's game. The club's founders and pioneers - Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest - developed the first set of rules and social values to play the game of football: Integrity, Respect, Community. Football was founded as a sport to be fit and active, a game for the people.
NON-PROFESSIONAL - SINCE 1857
In 1885, when professional football was first established in England, Sheffield FC denied to pay money to their players and therefore founded the first official amateur football competition, the FA Amateur Cup. Ever since, Sheffield FC has been a pure amateur club playing football at non-professional level, since 1857.
INTEGRITY, RESPECT, COMMUNITY
The World's First Football Club has always promoted the game of football as a community sport, a game for the people. Therefore in 2010, the Sheffield Football Club Foundation was founded, to protect the club's heritage and history, its values and amateur status, from past to future.
1. Protect and preserve The World's First as social community football club at amateur level,
2. Re-build the original Home of Football and move the club's stadium back to the field of Olive Grove,
where the World's First Football Club was founded in 1857.
3. Grow and seed the global family tree of football,
a home for the founding fathers and pioneers of the game.
YOUR PART AS A FAN OF FOOTBALL
Through your support for our club and foundation, either as official member, fan or sponsor, you help to keep the roots of football alive and to revive the games' heritage for the next generation! As football is and always has been a game for the people, in friendship and respect, for the joy of playing.