Category: Academy

Young McGrath makes Sports debut

Jay McGrath added his name to the list of youngsters on the club’s books to make his league debut in recent times. Jay made a cameo appearance on the weekend in our game against Matlock Town, replacing Ben Turner at left back with just a few minutes to go. Jay is still 16 so getting some game time under his belt at this age will no doubt help him improve as well as giving him a major confidence boost.

Congratulations Jay, keep up the hard work.

Mickleover Sports Club Win ‘Club of the Year’

On Thursday 10th October the Derby City Sports Forum held their sports awards evening. Mickleover Sports were presented with the Club of the Year Special Award. This is for the club’s work in promoting sport in Derby city, the football sections, junior section and the Cricket section at all levels were mentioned in the presentation of the award along with the work in the local community including Hot August Night, Mickleover Market & Car Boot sales, fun runs etc.

Tony Shaw collected the award on behalf of all the sections this will be framed and displayed in the clubhouse.

We are delighted to receive this award, well done to everyone involved!

Mickleover Sports Res 8-2 Holbrook Sports Res: Match Report

by David Mackenzie, MSC Reserves Manager
Time doesn’t do me any favours. I can hardly remember what happened last week never mind yesterday. However what I do know is that yesterdays performance equalled the best performance of a Mickleover team that I have been lucky enough to be involved in. The previous best was when an U17 team playing in the midweek league (U19’s) beat Burton Albions Academy team 4 or 5 -1.
Just before the game we got the news that their first team game was off and on speaking to their Physio she confirmed that they had brought a good number of them to play us.
Both Aaron and I thought this was a good thing as we would raise our game against better players – this the team did collectively.
I’ll start with the negatives which were the 2 goals we conceded – the first the right winger was given time to come inside and got away a shot from outside the box which Kiran would have saved 9 out of 10 times. The second goal came from us not putting the ball down the right wing despite having 2 chances to do so. The ball got played into the middle where we lost the ball and they broke got a shot away that Kiran saved well but the left winger knocked the ball in from the parry.
For the first 20 minutes or so it was a close game although we created a few chances whilst the defence didn’t allow them any shots on target.
The breakthrough came when Kyle Clarke thundered a shot off the bar and reacting like the good centre forward he is, Jack Thatcher tucked away the rebound.
Lewis Belgrave finished off a good move with a pass into the net from 20 yards – quality. Kyle Clarke decided not to play a 1, 2 off the bar with Jack and finished with aplomb. Then we contrived to miss 3 easy goals with quality football leading to what should have been tap ins. Surf who had missed one of these chances decided to get in on the act pouncing on a slack back pass rounded one player then the keeper and as he was putting the ball in the net the linesman’s flag started waving – a swarm of hornets must have been in the vicinity – the ref just saw the flag and gave offside. Where is VAR when you need it?
The half ended with a thumping right foot shot from Fin Davies about 31 yards out – right in the postage stamp then he clipped a cross in which one of the Holbrook players thought he would show his forwards how they should be doing it.
For the 2nd week we had scored 5 in the first half. The football was tremendous and the team imperious.
As happens the 2nd half was a bit of a drop off and it took them scoring to rile us into a response. We got it through a penalty well dispatched by LB and double from Kyle Clarke who has attracted the attention of Teversal (poor Kyle) The last goal was a thing of beauty and one which if the BBC had been there would feature on MOTD opening credits for ever.
It started with LB controlling a ball that came over his head like he had a magnet and the ball was made of iron. It got moved across and then onto Kyle Teversal Clarke who beat one, he beat 2, he beat 3 then the keeper came out and Kyle waltzed by him before rolling the ball into a gaping net.
Not one player played below their potential!
Kiran the keeper – vocal and commanding Tom Mason – assured and strong in the tackle Jack Smith – you will not pass. Tom Eccleshall – Defend? Attack? – doesn’t matter – does both excellently. Walshy – The Tasmanian Devil – doesn’t get enough credit for his passing ability. Fin Davies – when he does things quick as good a player at Sports. LB – imvho almost as good as me. Wrk rate 100% Quality  95% As good as he has been but fitter. Surf – the best feet in the team is far too kind to the ball in front of goal as a good blooter would result in more goals. Jack Thatcher – his first start this year, works his (well not his, the clubs) socks off. Only failed to hold the ball up and bring in the midfield once. Kyle Clarke – I’m sure he doesn’t know where Teversall is!
Subs – they do a GREAT  job fetching balls etc. The best that can be said is that when Josh Satchwell, Charklie Cotton, and Keir were on, the team performance didn’t dip.

Sports’ Youngsters Cruise into Next Round of FA Youth Cup

Mickleover Sports u18’s won 5-0 against Aylestone Park FC last night in the FA Youth Cup.

A hat trick from Brodie Carter, as well as goals from Niall Cole and Josh Satchwell, was more than enough to see them through to the next round where they will play Chesterfield u18s at the Proact Stadium.

Jay McGrath, Jack Thatcher, Finn Parkin and Marcus Calderone were all present having already made their debuts for the senior team.

The future is bright as Sports to build new 3G pitch

We are very excited to finally announce plans for a new 3G pitch. Work will commence next year in April and it will be used by the first team as well as the academy and junior teams.

Furthermore, it will be available to hire for local clubs as a way to increase revenue for the club, as well as offering local grass-roots teams the opportunity to play or train on a high quality playing surface. 

We are also delighted to announce that we have plans to build Tennis and Bowls facilities that will also be available for the local community, start dates for these will be released in due course. All of this aims to bring the community of Mickleover together which is a very important mission for the club. 

Finally, we would like to thank Paul Coxon from the CIC board for all his hard work on achieving planning permission, as well as Mickleover Cricket Club. Also, a special thank you must go to the Junior Football Committee for all their help and support.

MICKLEOVER SPORTS | YEAR 11 TRIALS | MAY HALF TERM

Mickleover Sports FC are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers currently in Year 11 who wish to join a semi-professional academy in the Evo-Stik League where they will #Study, #Train and #Play full time after leaving school in 2019.

Our students study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play in the NPL Football Academy League with opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup.

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

We have recently just celebrated our 5th birthday! – https://youtu.be/N0RbrvgLSKU

TRIALS are taking place in the forthcoming May half term holidays for current Year 11 students:-

DATE & TIME: Thursday 30th May, 10am – 12pm
VENUE: Steve Bloomer 3G pitch, the Racecourse, St Marks Road, Derby, DE21 6AL

If you would like to attend, please register your details at nplfa.co.uk/register

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

STUDY:
– Alternative to college
– BTEC in Sport Level 3 (Diploma & Extended Diploma)
– 168 UCAS points (Extended Diploma) & 112 UCAS points (Diploma) available
– Two year programme
– Study in the classroom with your team mates
– Take the next step to UK university, US scholarship or employment/apprenticeship

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

PLAY:
– 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 first team
– Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against
professional clubs (https://youtu.be/QYGXZSC38tw)

EXTRAS:
– All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners FilmMyMatch (https://youtu.be/3T_q_C28oQg)
– Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students (https://youtu.be/SQfRyXeSYUc)
– Opportunities to study, play and coach in the USA by gaining a scholarship
– Progress onto our three-year university degree course (nplfa.co.uk/degree)

Take a look at the NPLFA’s success stories – nplfa.co.uk/graduates – and activate your ambition now by applying at nplfa.co.uk/register

Follow the NPLFA:
facebook.com/NPLFootballAcademy
twitter.com/NPLFA
instagram.com/NPLFA
youtube.com/NPLFA

Mickleover

NPL Football Academy is five years old!

On May 3rd, 2014 the NPL Football Academy was announced, which makes us five years old!
On behalf of everyone at the NPLFA we would like to thank you for your support and dedication to make the programme the success that it is.
We have produced a video highlighting the last five years, please take a look at it here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0RbrvgLSKU&t=6s – and if your club can share/publish on your social media sites and also your websites over the weekend it would be much appreciated.

MICKEOVER SPORTS | YEAR 11 TRIALS | EASTER HOLIDAYS

Mickleover

Mickleover Sports FC are looking for talented, committed and ambitious local footballers currently in Year 11 who wish to join a semi-professional academy in the Evo-Stik League where they will #Study, #Train and #Play full time after leaving school in 2019.

Our students study for a BTEC in Sport qualification (Level 3), train every day with an UEFA qualified coach and play in the NPL Football Academy League with opportunities to play in the FA Youth Cup.

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

TRIALS are taking place in the forthcoming Easter holidays for current Year 11 students:-

– TRIAL ONE –
DATE & TIME: Thursday 18th April, 10am – 12pm
VENUE: Steve Bloomer 3G pitch, the Racecourse, St Mark’s Road, Derby, DE21 6AL

– TRIAL TWO –
DATE & TIME: Thursday 25th April, 10am – 12pm
VENUE: Steve Bloomer 3G pitch, the Racecourse, St Mark’s Road, Derby, DE21 6AL

If you would like to attend, please register your details at nplfa.co.uk/register

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

STUDY:
– Alternative to college
– BTEC in Sport Level 3 (Diploma & Extended Diploma)
– 168 UCAS points (Extended Diploma) & 112 UCAS points (Diploma) available
– Two year programme
– Study in the classroom with your team mates
– Take the next step to UK university, US scholarship or employment/apprenticeship

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

PLAY:
– 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 first team
– Opportunities to play for the inter-league team against
professional clubs (https://youtu.be/599ijooPbrg)

EXTRAS:
– All matches are filmed, analysed and shown in a weekly highlights package online with our video partners FilmMyMatch (https://youtu.be/3T_q_C28oQg)
– Opportunities to take part in online challenges against other students (https://youtu.be/SQfRyXeSYUc)
– Opportunities to study, play and coach in the USA by gaining a scholarship
– Progress onto our three-year university degree course (nplfa.co.uk/degree)

Take a look at the NPLFA’s success stories – nplfa.co.uk/graduates – and activate your ambition now by applying at nplfa.co.uk/register

Follow the NPLFA:
facebook.com/NPLFootballAcademy
twitter.com/NPLFA
instagram.com/NPLFA
youtube.com/NPLFA

JUNIOR FOOTBALL DAY! Hyde United (H): Match Preview

Mickleover Sports are in need of as much local support as possible this coming weekend as they take on 10th placed Hyde United. With a three week period without a game followed by a disappointing 3-0 defeat away to Marine, Sports are really in need of a win to regain the confidence and form that was on show at the start of the year. Teams around Sports including Workington, Grantham Town, Lancaster City and Marine have been picking up good results so Sports now need to start doing the same and really need the support of our home crowd. With this in mind we are offering all kids of junior clubs in the local area FREE admission and their parents only paying £2 each!

LAST TIME OUT
Hyde United were last in action last weekend as they were defeated 2-1 at home by Derbyshire Rivals Matlock Town. A Nicholas Pratt goal either side of goals from Luke Hinsley and Craig Westcarr for the Gladiators saw Hyde on the wrong end of the scoreline. Sports last game was of course the 3-0 away defeat to Marine in Liverpool last weekend.

SPORTS TEAM NEWS
Nathan Jarman will serve the final game of his suspension this weekend. We believe Ricky Ravenhill will return from his suspension this weekend. Pablo Mills was out with a shoulder injury last weekend and it is unclear if he will have recovered in time. Boss John McGrath and Czech striker Tomas Junek also both had to come off last weekend with knocks but both should be ok for the weekend. Everyone else is presumed fit and available for selection.

GOING TO THE GAME?
The game is a 3pm Kick Off at the Don Amott Arena on Station Road, Mickleover, DE3 9FB with Admission Prices set at £10 Adults and £7 Concessions. Don’t forget that all kids of local junior teams are FREE with parents only paying £2 for entry each! Derby County & Burton Albion Season Ticket Holders not going away with their teams are being encouraged to come along to support their local non league side with reduced admission of £7 on production of their club’s season ticket at the turnstile. The bar and snack van will be open as usual serving hot and cold drinks and food before during and after the match. Your new look Sports Report Match day Programme will also be on sale at the turnstile for only £2! This features the thoughts of Chairman Don Amott and Manager John McGrath plus all your usual content.

NOT GOING TO THE GAME?
Then no need to worry, Press & Media Officers Sam & Kerry Goldsworthy will be at the game keeping you up to date via the usual platforms of Twitter & Facebook, with match reaction on Mickleover Sports TV (Youtube) after the game!

Sports v Hyde United: SPECIAL OFFER!

CALLING ALL PARENTS OF LOCAL JUNOR FOOTBALL TEAMS!

Take advantage of our amazing offer and get entry to Saturday’s game v Hyde United for just £2 each when you bring your children. PLUS your children get in FREE!

Mickleover Sports v Hyde United
K.O. 1500, Sat 16th Feb 2019
The Don Amott Arena

Treat your family at The Don Amott Arena