Steels want to see Mersey beat

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Stocksbridge Park Steels start off the new season with a trip to Merseyside when the new Evo-Stik Premier Division gets underway on August 13.

Steels, who finished 14th last season, take on Marine, who finished in eighth spot.

Worksop begin their season in the same league even further away; they are in Kendal, Cumbria.

The north Sheffield side have to wait just three days for their first home game, against Ashton United.

One of the biggest earners of Stocksbridge’s season comes with the arrival of FC United of Manchester. And the club will cash in this season on October 29.

Steels are home on Boxing Day, facing Mickleover Sports and they finish the 2011-12 season at home to Kendal.

Meanwhile, Steels have some pretty interesting friendlies coming up before the serious action starts.

A week today they host Sheffield Wednesday, (7.45pm) in a game that traditionally attracts a decent Bracken Moor crowd.

On July 26, they host League One Rotherham United (7.45pm.) and then a week late, Tuesday, August 2, they welcome Sheffield United (7.45pm) from the other side of town.

Friendly prices: Adults and OAP £5; Children at Junior school go free.

Sheffield FC, in the First Division South, begin their campaign at home in Dronfield, entertaining Sutton Coldfield Town. On the following Tuesday, they are on the road, visiting Kidsgrove Athletic.

Sheffield Club are away at Belper on Boxing Day and complete their league involvement at home to Romulus on April 28.

n In first Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, on September 3, Steels have been drawn to play either Nostell MW, or Armthorpe MW or Brigg Town.

Sheffield travel to Garforth Town.

Meanwhile, Sheffield FC are running Coaching Camps for kids during the summer holidays, for boys and girls aged five years and upwards.

The camps will take place at Dronfield on Wednesdays throughout August.

SFC Community Manager Lee Walshaw said: “The children learn in the morning and after lunch we look forward to see them trying their new found skills in the games.

“There’s also the added bonus of them playing on the World’s First Football Club’s ground and sampling been treated like a professional footballer.

“Everything we do will be what professional footballers do.

“We’d love to be able to help tomorrow’s stars achieve their dreams.”