Mickleover All Stars, The History
Mickleover All Stars was formed in 1985 by a group of parents who wanted to give local Mickleover children the opportunity to play and enjoy football.
Initially players trained on Vicarage Park on a Saturday morning, this attracted great interest from local children, as a result of this the club quickly grew. A number of teams were formed and these were entered into the Derby Community League.
When 'The Hut'on Vicarage Park was destroyed the club lost its home base and at that time a number of new Mickleover clubs began to form, howewever we continued to attract young players each year and new teams were formed as the older ones progressed through the age groups. In 1996 the club were very proud to be one of the first in the area to have a girls team, however at the time it was very difficult to find them competitive football. In 1997, we had our first Under 18 team made up largely of players who had been at the club from a very young age.
In the mid 1990's we had 12 teams throughout the age ranges, in the Community and City leagues, and we have since had senior teams in the Taverners and East Midland Senior Leagues. In 2002 we were one of the first in the area to be granted the FA Charter Standard. Sadly we struggled to attract new young players and the club became top heavey, the 2004/5 season saw us with 3 junior teams and 3 Under 18 teams and a senior team. During that season we made the decision to go back to the club initail aim to offer football to youngsters!
In 2006, the opening of the Mickleover Pavilion on Vicarage Park, saw us return to our roots, and we once again have this as our home pitch for one of our teams, and for training during the closed season. This season we have teams at Under 8, 10, 12, 13 and 16 levels and are committed to re-building the club from the youngest ages.