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Welcome to the Sheffield Eagles Heritage Project - collecting, recording and sharing the history of the Sheffield Eagles.

Since the Club played their first game on 2nd September 1984 there have been highs and lows, with plenty of stories to be told about the Club, many of them never collected or shared before. This project is a chance to look back to where the Club has come from but also look forward to the future at a time of change and new opportunities for the Club. It's a a two-year project running from 2022 to 2024, led by the Eagles Foundation and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.


How it Started

Read more about the very early days of the Sheffield Eagles

The First 25 years

Read more about the first 25 years of the Sheffield Eagles, from the publication produced in 2009.

Explore the Sheffield Eagles Heritage Project website

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Find out more about what has been added to the website and where to find it.

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National Sporting Heritage Day 2023

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Find more details of what the Sheffield Eagles Heritage Project organised during September as part of Sporting Heritage's National Sporting Heritage Day 2023.

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The biggest upset in Challenge Cup history

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Find out more about the Sheffield Eagles' historic victory over Wigan in the 1998 Challenge Cup final. The stories from the time and how the 25th anniversary has been celebrated.

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Featured Stories

Celebrating the first 40 years

How the Heritage Project and the Club are celebrating the first 40 years of the Sheffield Eagles

The Eagles Fly

A 20 minute documentary from 1996 covering the first 10 years of the Sheffield Eagles. It includes interviews and match footage highlighting the challenges and achievements of the first 10 years.

Before the first competitive game

Sunday 2nd September 1984 is recognised as the first ever competitive Sheffield Eagles game but there were some friendly games before that to prepare.

Completing the Programme Collection

Can you help complete the online collection of Sheffield Eagles' programmes?

The Sheffield Eagles

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To find about more about the Sheffield Eagles, fixtures for all of the teams, to buy tickets or read the latest news then click here.

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