Mickleover in name change

Mickleover Sports will now be known as Mickleover FC.

The move has been made to appeal to the growing population in the town, with the thought that the previous name was giving a misleading signal.

The club progressed from Derby Senior League football and were Central Midlands champions in 1998/99, moving up through the Northern Counties League and then the Northern Premier League.

Club secretary Tony Shaw said: "The present football club have now changed it’s name to Mickleover FC, as it was felt that many locals associated the club as a general sports club or even a private club.

"But by changing the name we are hoping to widen our audience to the whole of the local area, appealing specifically to football enthusiasts."

The club was established as Mickleover Old Boys in 1948, renaming to Mickleover Sports in 1992, coinciding with the move to their current home on Station Road.

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