Thu, 28. Feb. 2019

Sheffield FC University First Team Win the League and start England University Trials

Sheffield Hallam’s University First team wrapped up the BUCS league title with 2 games to go with a 1-0 away victory at Northumbria University. A superb goal from Rob Worroll secured the 3 points required and now the focus moves onto this weeks’ Cup semi-final at Newcastle University and the upcoming varsity fixture against local rivals University of Sheffield on the 19th March at Hillsborough.

Sheffield FC’s Coach Neil Cluxton who is in his second season of coaching the team after previously coaching Sheffield FC U19 and U21s, said,

“The lads have worked exceptionally hard throughout the season and thoroughly deserve the League title - they're next target is to win the Cup and upcoming Varsity fixture at Hillsborough and go the whole season undefeated.”

Tom Charlesworth, Matt Leyland & Rob Worroll represented the North of England University team this weekend against the South at Sandbach FC. The final score was 1-1 and the game was also a final trial for the full England squad which will be announced next week. 

Director of the Sheffield FC Foundation Chris Dolby sent his congratulations and best wishes to the team,

“Sheffield FC are delighted with the way the Sheffield FC/Sheffield Hallam University Partnership has continued to develop this season and wish the boys the best of luck for the England trials.

The coaching team we have put together have created a professional platform for the students to learn and develop their skills, whits and most importantly are being encouraged to enjoy playing the game.

The 1st team gaining promotion this season has been the icing on the cake and credit needs to be given to both the players and staff.”

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