Category: Club News



We have got World Cup Fever down at Mickleover Sports Club and you can join us to watch every one of the Three Lions’ games LIVE on our big TVs! Plus…

• Real Ales
• Bar opens from 6PM

All are welcome so come down and cheer on our boys! It all kicks off Monday 18 June, 7PM for the Group G game between England and Tunisia.

Then we will be showing the next two of England’s group names:
• England vs Panama 24 June, 1PM
• England vs Belgium 28 June, 7PM

See you down at the club.


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Hot August Night 2018

Get Your Tickets Now!

This is a TICKET ONLY EVENT – get yours today for this unforgettable family music festival at the Don Amott Arena.

The event takes place on Sunday 5th August 2018, and starts an hour earlier than last time which means even more great entertainment!

We have some fantastic live tribute acts this year including;

– Bulsara & His Queenies
– Little Mix
– Rod Stewart
– Beyoncé
– Take That
– Blondie

Plus 60’s Rock music from The Moggies!

And Mickleover’s Got Talent Winner: Courtney May Trusswell!

There will be plenty of food and bar outlets, but you are also welcome to bring your own picnic. (Limited alcohol permitted).

We have also improved the sound for this year’s event!

This is a ticket only event so please use the link below or you can buy them from one of our vendors:

– Local Mickleover shops
– Don Amott Leisure, Hilton
– Mackworth News
– Cottage Garden Florist, Willington
– Passion Flowers, Littleover
– Etwall Post Office




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Sports’ Sign Burrows and Doran

Curtis Borrows

IMG_5163Manager’s quote:
“I am delighted to announce the signing of Curtis Borrows who played 56 games last season for Grantham Town in their journey to the play off final. He is a player who I have long admired and fits in perfectly with the footballing ethos here at Mickleover Sports. He will add undoubted quality and relentless work rate to our team. Welcome to Sports Curtis.”
John McGrath

Curtis’ quote:
“I’m a local lad and everything seems right for where I am in this stage of my career. From playing against Mickleover numerous times, I’ve always admired the way they play good passing football, this is important for me as a player and a big factor in me joining the Football club. I feel that this is the rights place for me to develop as a footballer. I think I am joining Mickleover at the right time, from speaking to people at the club, it is clear to see there ambition moving forward and also some exciting developments at the football club. I’ve had a taste of a play-off final last season with Grantham, I want to be able to go one step further next season and feel that Mickleover has a great chance of doing that. I’m still young at 21 but feel I have a decent amount of experience at this level and have a lot to offer as a player. I can’t wait to get started!”


Niall Doran


Manager’s quote:
“I would like to announce the signing of Niall Doran to the club and I am really excited about managing and playing with such an exciting young talent here at Mickleover. Niall is an exceptional and really clever footballer and for someone so young has the ability to go on to bigger and better things. I believe he is at the right club with Mickleover Sports and will fit straight in to a side renowned for playing football. Welcome on board Niall.”
John McGrath

Niall’s quote:
“Having met the manager, I’m delighted to have signed for a club that’s clearly going forward. I’m excited and looking forward to playing the style of football that the club stands for. I feel like it’s a really good opportunity for me and will give my all to help the club succeed this season.”

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Ben Turner Re-Signs for Sports

Manager’s quote:

“I am delighted to re-sign Ben for the upcoming 2018/19 season. Always one of my most consistent performers and in my opinion the best left back plying his trade outside the football league. A fantastic team player and an integral part of our changing room.”

John McGrath


Player’s quote:

“I am delighted to be signing again for Mickleover Sports and it is a club I can see going in only one direction under the guidance of Don Amott and manager John McGrath. I love the gaffers playing philosophy and I am yet to see a better team around this division at doing so. It was an easy decision to commit and hopefully achieve our target of promotion next season.”

Ben Turner

MSC Wembley in Lights


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Ahead of this weekend’s Emirates FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium has lit up its iconic arch in the colours of all 737 teams to play in the competition this season, including Mickleover Sports FC.

737 teams from Step 6 of the National League system through to the Premier League took part in the 137th edition of the world’s oldest domestic cup competition, involving over 11,000 players and resulting in over 3,000 goals. Days before the showpiece Final which will be played at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, the stadium’s arch and big screen lit up to celebrate every one of the clubs, from the 370 who started in the Extra Preliminary Round in early August through to the two Premier League finalists who will be battling it out for the trophy this weekend.

This season’s Emirates FA Cup Final kicks off at 17:15 on Saturday 19 May and will see Antonio Conte’s Chelsea and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United go head to head for the coveted silverware.


MSC May Half Term Trials


Are you or do know anyone who is currently in Year 11/Year 12?

How would you like to #Study#Train and #Play full time when you leave school or switch from college?

Mickleover Sports FC are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers who wish to join a semi-professional academy in the Evo-Stik League from September 2018, where you will study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 2 or 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play in the NPL Football Academy League and FA Youth Cup.

The Mickleover Sports ‘Education and Football Academy’ is an alternative to college and is ideal for any 16/17 year old who wants to gain a great education and develop as a footballer at the same time.

We are holding trials in the forthcoming MAY HALF TERM holidays on:-

Tuesday 29th May, 10.30am – 12.30pm at Steve Bloomer 3G pitch, the Racecourse, St Marks Road, Derby, DE21 6AL (3G pitch)

If you would like to attend, please register your details at

At the Mickleover Sports Academy you will study, train and play full time.

– Alternative to college
– BTEC in Sport 3 (equivalent to 2/3 A Levels)
– Two year programme
– Study in the classroom with your team mates
– Opportunities to gain experience at the football club
– View the Study promotional video (

– Experienced & UEFA qualified coaches
– Train three/four times a week
– Improve technical ability and fitness on a daily basis
– Opportunities to train with the reserves and first team
– View the train promotional video (

– In the NPL Football Academy League
– Opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup
– Games played at Evo-Stik League stadiums
– Opportunities to progress to the reserves and first team
– Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against
professional clubs (
– View the play promotional video (

– All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners FilmMyMatch (

– Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students (
– Opportunities to study, play and coach in the USA by gaining a scholarship
– Progress onto our three-year university degree course (

Activate your ambition now and apply at

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Our Youngest Player Makes Debut for Sports

Tom Eccleshall (Left Back) made his debut on Saturday at the tender age of 16, becoming the youngest player to play for Sports in the NPL. Tom is a product of our Junior teams playing for the Under 18 team. He did himself proud with a calm and determined display and is definitely one for the future.