Fixtures Are Announced...
The first batch of fixtures have been announced for the coming season, with 2 home games and 2 away games in the first 8 weeks. The other 4 weeks are currently left blank as they will hold the first preliminary rounds of the County Cup, North West Durham Cup and the Consett Charity Cup. When those draws have been made we will recieve our cup or league fixtures accordingly. (Current full list can be found under the fixtures and results tab to the left)
Our start in Division 1 will be a tough one though, as we face established top flight teams Blackhill FC, Blackhall Mill and Consett Ex Cricketers Jnrs. We also face Burnopfield Hobson in the opening fixtures and after getting some inside info from colleague, ex-Steeler and Division 1 rival David Bambridge - it sounds like they could be the team to beat this season.
Unfortunately though, news came to us yesterday that ex-Steeler Bambridge broke his foot over the weekend when playing football and its very unlikely he will be fit to play against us in a few weeks time. We all wish the lad a very speedy recovery and hope he gets the boots back on soon!
Having lost a couple of players at the end of last season for various reasons, Steelers were always looking to strengthen the squad over the summer before taking on Division 1 in August.
Finding players is always a tricky business but luckily we can confirm that we have put pen to paper on deals to bring Midfield Maestro Adam Malekpour and Towering Forward Liam Burn back to the club.
Adam left the club in 2012 and although he signed on for us in the middle of last year, he only made 1 appearance throughout the rest of the season. However, Mally has now got a full preseason under his belt and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.
Liam also left the club in 2012 and signed back for his old club Sacriston WMC. However, 2 years on and the striker is now looking for a new challenge - and where better than with us, improving on the goal scoring record he started not too long ago.
Welcome back lads.....
Our 3rd confirmed signing of the season see's Craig "Dungey" Wheeldon join Steelers FC. Dungey signed the form before he even touched a ball at his first preseason training session and has managed to turn a few heads with his efforts since.
Another cracking signing to add to the small, but strong squad. With another 2 possible signings in the pipeline could this make for the strongest Steelers squad in recent years? Only time will tell....
Pre Season Fixtures Announced....
Our arranged pre season friendlies can be found in "fixures & results" tab to the left.
We are looking for one more (away) friendly on Sunday 3rd August. If anyone can help please do not hesitate to contact us on here, facebook or twitter!