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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

40th anniversary celebrations

Find out more about the 40th anniversary celebrations of the Club on 2nd September 2024

The Sheffield Eagles current badge featuring the Eagle and the 40 years text as part of it.

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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40 from 40 Years

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Counting down to the 40th anniversary of the Eagles by announcing one player each day from the 40 Sheffield Eagles players each representing one season in the Club's history.

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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

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.

Footage of the first ever Sheffield Eagles game discovered

Below you can find full footage (including commentary) of the first ever Sheffield Eagles game on 2nd September 1984 against Rochdale Hornets.

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.

SOAR - Fly with the Eagles

A free, 24 page booklet, aimed at 6-14 years olds available for free at Sheffield Eagles games, through the work of the Eagles Foundation and as a download on this page.

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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