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OWLERTON GREYHOUND STADIUM & SHEFFIELD FC

Owlerton Greyhound Stadium, today, happily handed over a long lost picture to the world’s first football club – Sheffield FC. The picture was taken in 1909 from the pre-season tour of the Channel Islands and was recently discovered at the Greyhound Stadium.

Dave Perry, General Manager at the Stadium, explained ‘We are not quite sure how it came to be in our possession, it could well have been left here since the old playing days of the 1990s, when Sheffield FC used to play their home games here at Owlerton, but once we discovered it I got in touch with Richard and was more than happy to see it returned to them. History like this is invaluable but when you have the world’s first football club on your doorstep, it’s even more important that the heritage and memories are retained’.

Richard commented;

‘We were delighted when Dave contacted the Club regarding the picture, not only because we were happy to see it again but also to re connect with Owlerton Stadium who provided the Club with a home and a lifeline in what were dark times. I hope that the picture can inspire a promising new partnership between our two historical institutions.’

 

Owlerton Stadium's David Perry presenting long lost photo to Richard Tims, Chairman of the Worlds oldest football club, Sheffield FC

 

 

Released on behalf of Owlerton Stadium & Sheffield FC.

For more information contact

David Perry on 0114 2343074 or davidperry@owlertonstadium.co.uk

Richard Tims on 07881 640044 or chairmanrich@sheffieldfc.com

 

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