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Mickleover Sports

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Northern Premier League Division One North


Another club that emerged when competitive football began again after the second world war, originally playing as Mickleover Old Boys and competing for a record 44 years in the Derby and District Football League.

Reverting to Mickleover Sports in 1993, the club were accepted by The Central Midland League and a look at their season by season record shows they were certainly ready for the higher level of competition. Only one finish outside the top six was rewarded by the Championship in 1999 and promotion to The Northern Counties East.

After three more top five campaigns, another promotion as Division One Champions
gave management the chance to build a squad capable of one more step up, and in 2009 ‘Sports’ reached The Premier Division of the Northern Premier League.

Since their first promotion in 1999, the club have employed only three managers, Mark Kelsey,  Martin Rowe and the most recent Richard Pratley. All have been successful, with the two successive promotions in 2009 and 20010 providing the highlight. The club was given the chance to play at the highest level in its history but after two years ‘The Sports’ returned to Division One, where they working hard to remain.


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Raygar Stadium, Station Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 9FB
01332 512 826
M1NORTH: J28 A38 to Derby. At Markeaton Island right A 52 Ashbourne, 2nd left Radbourne Lane, 3rd left Station Road 50 yards. MI SOUTH: J25 A52 to Derby. Follow signs to Ashbourne pick up A 52 at Markeaton Island (MacDonalsdds (Then as before). STOKE A50: Derby A516 to A38 then as above.

Club History

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1994-1995Central Midlands Division One4th
1995-1996Central Midlands Supreme Division12th
1996-1997Central Midlands Supreme Division6th
1997-1998Central Midlands Supreme Division3rd
 1998-1999Central Midlands Supreme Division1st
1999-2000Northern Counties East Division One4thMark Kelsey
2000-2001Northern Counties East Division One3rdMark Kelsey
2001-2002Northern Counties East Division One5thMark Kelsey
 2002-2003Northern Counties East Division One1stMark Kelsey
2003-2004Northern Counties East Premier Division13thMartin Rowe
2004-2005Northern Counties East Premier Division7thMartin Rowe
2005-2006Northern Counties East Premier Division13thMartin Rowe
2006-2007Northern Counties East Premier Division7thMartin Rowe
2007-2008Northern Counties East Premier Division14thRichard Pratley
 2008-2009Northern Counties East Premier Division1stRichard Pratley
 2009-2010Northern Premier League Division One South1stRichard Pratley
2010-2011Northern Premier League Premier Division15thRichard Pratley
2011-2012Northern Premier League Premier Division21stRichard Pratley
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One South21stRichard Pratley
2013-2014Northern Premier League Division One South5thGlenn Kirkwood + Craig Hopkins

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