Alfreton League set for reunion

HUNDREDS of players and officials are expected to attend a 40th anniversary reunion of players and officials from the Alfreton and District Sunday Football League.

The league has attracted membership of teams down the years from Belper, Ambergate, Heage, Matlock, Wirksworth, Alfreton, Swanwick, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Giltbrook, Eastwood and numerous others.

The reunion event will take place on Sunday, June 12 at Lumb Farm on the outskirts of Ripley and kicks off at 2pm, running right through to 10.30pm.

Every single player, club and match official, referees, sponsors and even supporters who have been involved in any capacity since the league was first formed in 1968 are invited and welcome to attend.

The event will be a great chance to meet up and talk football with former team-mates and even opponents and referees!

Some players attending who will be well-known to players and officials throughout the area are Kev O’Kine, Kev Jackson, Andy Jackson, Paul Jackson, Gerry Moran and Gordy Toft (all Archway 84), John Ashton, Andrew and Neil Doxey, Kieron Egan and Chris Robinson (Somercotes Crown Inn), referee Malc Gratton, Colin Higton, Shaun Hopkinson, Tigger Langton (Jacksdale), Loz Phillips (Derwent, Pinxton Miners Arms, etc), Tony Lowe and the Walters clan from Swanwick Villa and numerous others.

The emphasis is firmly on a family-orientated fun day.

Included on the day will be a hog roast, barbecue, bouncy castle and other rides for children, licensed bar throughout and fund raising events in aid of local charities including the Stan Brewster Memorial Tournament with some excellent prizes available.

The organiser is inviting everyone attending to e-mail in to and confirm their name, team(s) played for and the approximate era if known.

This will also help with catering arrangements.

A ‘Who is Attending’ page can be viewed on the official Alfreton Sunday League reunion page at

All enquiries can be directed to organiser Andy Smithurst on 07875 468 504 or by emailing him at: