Shirebrook Town

shirebrookThe club was founded as Shirebrook Colliery in 1981 and joined the Central Midlands League. In 1985–86 they won the Senior Division, and were promoted to Division One. In their first season in Division One, they finished second, and were promoted to the Premier Division.

In 1993 the club changed its name to Shirebrook Town. They won the Supreme Division of the Central Midlands League in 2000–01, but were not promoted due to ground grading issues. The following season they won the league again, and this time were promoted to the First Division of the Northern Counties East League. After finishing as runners-up in their first season, they were not promoted due to ground issues. However, the following season (2003–04) they won Division One, and were promoted to the Premier Division, where they remained until 2010.

The club was relegated back to Division One at the end of the 2009–10 season.

After spending most of the 2010–11 and 2011–12 season in the middle part of the table former player Gary Castledine was appointed manager after former manager Micky Taylor left the club to take over at newly formed club AFC Mansfield. However, Gary’s reign didn’t last long and after ten games with seven defeats he was sacked by the club and replaced by formed Sheffield FC manager Mark Shaw, who managed to guide the club to a respectable sixth position before leaving to take over at Evo-Stick side Worksop Town in the close season.

Former Hallam FC manager Julian Watts took over and after a good start to the season a difficult October saw Watts sacked by the club. He was replaced by former Rainworth MW manager Kevin Gee, however due boardroom disagreements Gee was sacked by the club in February 2014 and replaced by his assistant Mark Camm who guided the club to a fifth place finish.

The club got off to a very poor start which lead to manager Mark Camm resigning after ten games. The club then reappointed former manager Julian Watts as manager and Ady Smith as his assistant on 14th September 2014.

During the close season in 2015, the club brought in the former management team of Slipstone FC, Chris Millington, Chris Bullock and Steve Whitehead.