Chesterfield Senior Spireites F.C. was created through a Football Foundation “Extra Time” grant, that was funded by the English Football League (EFL) Trust and Sport Relief. The club has grown from a few people struggling with three-a-side to over 120 members and some potential new ones trying us out. We are now a stand-alone not-for-profit club with an elected committee to run it. The current club was established in December 2013.
All our playing sessions are limited to new members over 50 years of age.
We play every Monday and Friday from 11:00 to 12:00 at the Akademy, Callywhite Lane, Dronfield S18 2XR where there are four 3G Astroturf pitches available. Parking, changing facilities and showers are available and we get together afterwards for a sociable chat and a drink.
We also have an evening session at the same venue on Tuesdays from 19:00 to 20:00 which, while aimed at the younger end of our membership, who are still working during the day. The evening playing session on Tuesdays is currently full but we do have a waiting list for new members if they would like to play at this session in the future.
If you are interested in joining us, contact email@example.com, or just turn up and check us out. The first session is FREE and then you pay a monthly membership fee of £7.50.
Hasland Walking Football Club, formed at the beginning of 2015, originally joined Senior Spireites as a satellite club in September 2015 for administrative reasons but although running as an independent session is now integrated into the club.
We play every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 (currently a limited number of places are available) on the outdoor Multi-Use Games Area next to the pavilion in Eastwood Park, Hasland. At Hasland it is a tarmac surface which requires care to be taken when playing, to avoid the risk of injury. The playing session at Hasland is currently full but we do have a waiting list for new members if they would like to play at this session in the future.
Why not look us up on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/chesterfieldwalkingfootball/
The Senior Spireites Committee for 2023/24 was confirmed at the AGM in March 2023 as:
Chair and Dronfield Rep – Malc Perks
Treasurer – Neil Haddy
Secretary – Ian Edmundson
Social Secretary – Rob Church
Kit Manager – Pete Jacques
League/Tournament Manager – Steve Housley
Hasland Rep – Roger Hancock
Dronfield Rep - Bob Berry
Membership Secretary and
Web site manager – Paul Markwell
Club President and Vice Presidents:
President - John Croot
Vice President - Eric Bagshaw
Vice President - Neil Haddy
Age Profile of Playing Members - October 2023
On the right is a graph of the Age profile of the playing members in October 2023 that was created by the Chair, Malc Perks, to illustrate the broad age range that the club includes.
Reminiscences of a Treasurer and sometimes player
Neil Haddy was one of the 4 original members of the Senior Spireites. 10 years on he recalls how the Club was started and some of it's achievements and milestones on the journey to now having over 100 members and playing 4 times a week. Click on the Download button for more details.