Bardon Hill FC

Bardon HillFootball at Bardon Hill has been a feature of village life for more than a century, although a small community with a population of no more than 500 people at any one time, sport has always figured strongly.

Shortly after World War II, the football club joined forces with the village cricket club to become a sports club served by the same committee, the club then played at woodside next to St Peter’s Church. This was at a time when local rivalry was strong and upon occasions in the 1970s every member of the cricket 1st XI had played football for Bardon.

In these days the club played in the now defunct Coalville & District league, youth teams and a Sunday side were formed and because of this a second pitch was added. In the 1970s and 1980s the club played around the county in the South Leicester, Leicester & District an the North Leicestershire League before being elected to the Leicestershire Senior League for the 1994–95 season which saw the club move to its present home Bardon Close.

Since then the development committee has been working hard steadily improving the facilities of both the football and cricket club in order to move the club to the next level. Floodlights were provided in the late 1990s, secure fencing in 2003, new changing rooms and a spectator stand were added in 2008. A further stand and a community centre has already been planned.