Mickleover FC Reserves will be playing their football this year in the Premier South Division of the Central Midlands League having gained promotion in 2019/20 for leading their division when lockdown was announced.

Last years league was also sadly curtailed, however we had an excellent run in the alternative tournament (The Chairman’s Cup) losing 1-3 to Newark United in the final. With Station Road having a new pitch installed we had to play all our games away including the league section, a quarter final and a semi final.

We were also due to feature in the final of the Derbyshire Divisional Cup for the 4th time in five years but unfortunately that competition was made void.

2021/22 is looking to be provide exciting times at Mickleover FC and Reserves with the new pitch and surrounds but particularly because the majority of the team will have come through the very successful Academy side from last year. Spectators that come down will be assured of watching some quality young players developing their skills that we are confident will be shown in numbers playing first team football. Last year five players were given the step up and acquitted themselves very well.

The reserves are managed by David Mackenzie with Aaron Hayer and Fran Fuller as secretary, keeping us organised. D Mac has been with the reserves since being brought in by Dick Pratley from Belper Town. Aaron played in a successful U19 midweek team before moving to Derby Uni where he has developed excellent coaching skills under the watchful eyes of John McGrath ans also assists on first team training sessions. A good mix of grumpy experience to youthful exuberance.