Mickleover Sports F.C.

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Mickleover Sports
Club logo
Full name Mickleover Sports Football Club
Nickname(s) Sports
Founded 1948
Ground Don Amott Arena,
Mickleover, Derbyshire
Ground Capacity 1,500 (280 seated)
Chairman Don Amott
Manager

John McGrath

Reserve Manager - Danny Davidson

Reserve Coach David Mackenzie
League Northern Premier League Premier Division
2016–17 Northern Premier League Premier Division, 16th of 24

Mickleover Sports Football Club is an English football club based in the Mickleover suburb of Derby, Derbyshire. They are members of the Northern Premier League Premier Division. The club plays its home matches at the Don Amott Arena, formerly known as the Mickleover Sports Ground and more commonly referred to as Station Road after the road on which it is located.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1948 and spent the first 44 years of their existence competing locally in the Derby and District Senior League. In 1993, they joined the Central Midlands Football League Premier Division, gaining promotion to the Supreme Division two years later. They moved up to Northern Counties East League Division One in 1999, and in the 2000–01 season reached the 4th round of the FA Vase. Their most recent promotion, to the Northern Premier League, occurred at the end of the 2014–15 season.[1]

John McGrath took over player manager duties for the 2016-17 season which was a record breaking season for the club, gaining their highest ever league finish and points total. Sports finished 16th in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division with a total of 60 points. The club showed it's ability to attract high quality players and staff with former Republic of Ireland forward Clinton Morrison joining the club. Additionally, assistant managers Steve Taylor and Paul Groves also joined the club but both later left to take up roles at Coventry City and Birmingham City respectively.

Player manager John McGrath got his preparations for the 2017-18 season quickly underway with the club announcing that 2016-17 player of the year Pablo Mills had signed a 1 year contract extension. On the 24th May 2017 Sports announced the signings of two forwards with Evan Garnett joining the club from Belper Town F.C. and Buxton F.C. top scorer Bradley Grayson also joining. It was then announced on 13th June 2017 that player manager McGrath had signed a new 2 year contract with Mickleover and added former Sports captain Liam Walshe as assistant manager and player coach Clinton Morrison to his backroom set up for the upcoming season. Sports captured Ilkeston midfielder Danny Gordon for the new season along with announcing new contracts for club captain Tom Burgin and midfielder Jake Scott.

Squad[edit]

Mickleover Sports (in red) playing United of Manchester
As of 23 May 2017.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Nick Draper
England DF Kevin Grocott
England DF Pablo Mills
England DF Albert Lansdowne
England DF Tom Burgin
England DF Ben Turner
England DF Morgan Williams
England MF Andy Dales
Republic of Ireland MF John McGrath
England MF Jake Scott
England MF Lewis Belgrave
England MF Danny Gordon
England MF Aaron Cole
Republic of the Congo MF Medi Abalimba
No. Position Player
England FW Adam Baskerville
England FW Jake Dickinson
England FW Bradley Grayson
England FW Evan Garnett
Republic of Ireland FW Clinton Morrison

Staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Republic of Ireland John McGrath
Assistant Manager England Liam Walshe
First Team Coach Republic of Ireland Clinton Morrison
Physio England Jake Shaw
Performance Analyst England Jake Garratt
Kit Manager England Richard Eyley
Chairman England Don Amott
Treasurer England Paul Coxon
Club Secretary England Tony Shaw
Committee Member England Dave Bird
Committee Member England Dave Chambers
Committee Member England Roger Lee

Honours[edit]

League[edit]

Cup[edit]

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mickleover Sports history
  2. ^ "Mickleover Squad". Mickleover Sports official website. 27 September 2015. Retrieved 27 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Mickleover Sports honours

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°55′25.25″N 1°32′23.97″W / 52.9236806°N 1.5399917°W / 52.9236806; -1.5399917