Belper Town F.C.


Belper Town F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Belper Town


fullname = Belper Town Football Club
nickname = The Nailers
founded = 1883
ground = Christchurch Meadow
capacity = 2400
chairman = Philip Varney
manager = Joint - Andy Carney & Danny Hudson
league = Northern Premier League
Division One South
season = 2007-08
position = Northern Premier League
Division One South, 8th

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Belper Town F.C. are a football team based in Belper, Derbyshire, England. They were established in 1883 and joined the Midland League in 1961. After the 1981-82 season, Belper Town joined the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, winning the title in 1984-85. After a second place finish in 1996-97, they were promoted to the Northern Premier League First Division. They have yet to reach the first round proper of the FA Cup, although they reached the 4th (and final) qualifying round three times: in 1957-58, 2000-01, and 2001-02. In 1994-95, they reached the semifinals of the FA Vase, losing to Oxford City.

In 2007, Belper Town competed in the inaugural season of the Northern Premier League Division One South.

The record attendance for a Belper Town home match is 3,600 who turned up to see them play Ilkeston Town in 1951, the year the club were reformed for the fourth time.

In 2003, more than £200,000 was spent on constructing a new 500-seater stand so the ground could meet league standards.

Players

:"As of 23 May 2008.

Reserves

Belper Town FC Reserves play in the Central Midlands Football League Supreme Reserve Division. They are managed by John Boyle and former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Kevin Pressman.

:"As of 23 July 2008.

External links

* [http://www.belpertownfc.co.uk/ Official website]
* [http://joeywinson.proboards22.com/index.cgi Fans' forum]


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