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‘Sporting Legends’ Christmas Dinner (Sold Out)




Details of the Mickleover Sports FC annual Christmas Dinner have been finalised, and it’s looking better than ever!

It will take place on Thursday 30th November at Pride Park Stadium (7.00pm) and will include big names such as Steve Howard, Marco Gabbiadini, Graham Richards (Radio Derby legend!), Steve Daley, and Austin Knight (comedian).

It promises to be great night and space is limited so please reserve your tickets ASAP. See the poster for payment details.





Saturday Is Non-League Day For Prostate Cancer (Free Programmes)

Saturday 7th October is Non-League Day where Sports will take on Ashton United on Saturday (3pm) at the Don Amott Arena.

In support of Non League Day for Prostate Cancer UK, Sports chairman Don Amott has kindly offered to provide free match programmes to all supporters (although a donation to Prostate Cancer would be more than welcome!).

In addition, season ticket holders from any league club can enter the ground for half the normal price upon showing a valid season ticket.


Phill Coates

More about Prostate Cancer UK from Phill Coates…

“I wear my Prostate Cancer UK pin badge because of the great support and advice I received”

Once known by the St Albans City faithful as club mascot Sammy the Saint, Phill Coates tells us why Non-League Day’s partnership with Prostate Cancer UK means so much to him and why he wears his ‘Man of Men’ pin-badge with pride.

“I wear Prostate Cancer UK’s badge because of the great support and advice I received from the charity when I was diagnosed with prostate cancer in August 2014.

“It was lucky that I visited the doctor when I did. If I’d gone earlier, I may have avoided invasive surgery; but if I’d gone later, the cancer may well have spread.

“After my diagnosis I found the service I received from Prostate Cancer UK invaluable, particularly from the Specialist Nurses and a member of the fundraising team, Sam, who would speak to me every couple of weeks.

“Sam was great and it felt like I had a friend at the end of the line. Whilst chatting he mentioned the Football to Amsterdam bike ride to me which felt like the incentive and challenge I needed after having surgery just two weeks earlier.

“I’ve come a long way since then. I’ve walked ten marathons with Jeff Stelling, cycled three Football to Amsterdam bike rides and have worn my badge to raise awareness just like Jeff and the guys on Soccer Saturday.

“As well as support from Prostate Cancer UK, I’ve also felt supported by my club, St Albans City FC, and I’m so pleased that they’re backing Prostate Cancer UK and Non-League Day’s partnership once again, so that we can get the message out to even more men and their families.”

Join Phill in the fight against prostate cancer. Text BADGE to 70004 to donate £5* and get a badge to wear with pride.

* Text costs £5 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 1005541.



Fireworks Extravaganza – Buy Tickets Now

We are pleased to announce that tickets are now available online for the upcoming Fireworks Extravaganza at Mickleover Sports. The event includes a ‘bigger and better’ special fireworks display for younger children at 6.15pm (fairground opens at 5pm).

We have partnered with Skiddle who offer safe, secure ticket purchasing, and you can go ahead and purchase your tickets here:

Our recent ‘Hot August Night’ sold out in advance, leaving many disappointed so we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

See you there!

#SportsRising #FireworksExtravaganza


Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round

Sports are at home in the Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round, at the Don Amott Arena this Saturday 2nd September against Hinckley AFC.

As this an International weekend, Derby County and Burton Albion season ticket holders can get in at a discounted rate. Just bring your season tickets (obviously)


Message from John McGrath

I am delighted with how pre-season has gone. All the lads are looking fit and I am especially delighted with our start to the new season with 5 points taken from our first 3 games.

Congratulations to Andy Dales who on his 150th competitive appearance for Sports scored against Lancaster City at the weekend.

We have added some good quality over the summer with new additions Bradley Grayson, Evan Garnett, Ben Morris and Danny Gordon all having positive affects on the team.

I am delighted with the impact of my backroom staff as well. Liam Walshe and Clinton Morrison have really taken to their roles and as a manager it is nice to have people behind me who I 100% trust.

The academy boys have started their pre season as well ahead of the new campaign which starts again in Sept. The boys have been working hard with myself and my fellow academy coach Andy Dales. The next generation to hopefully follow in the footsteps of Lewis Belgrave, Jordan Gilhooly, Jake Dickinson and Morgan Williams.

What great success the hot August night was. It shows how far we have come as a club.

I was delighted to sign my new two year contract and this allows me the opportunity to really plan for a brighter future here at Mickleover Sports.