Dronfield Town FC History

A Dronfield Town existed in the mid 1890’s but folded in around 1914. Although the club was revived in the 1920’s, it dissolved shortly afterwards. Another incarnation of the club in the 1950’s also folded soon after being re-established. The club was re-established again in 1973 as a Sunday League team, playing in the Sheffield Sunday League. It continued until folding in 1996.

The modern club was originally formed as Dronfield Sports Junior Football Club, before becoming Dronfield Town when we moved to the Pioneer Club ground in 1998. An adult team was established under the name Dronfield Cavaliers, but became Dronfield Town in 2001. We joined the Hope Valley Amateur League in 2001 and were B Division runners-up in 2001-2002, earning promotion to the A Division. A second successive promotion was secured in 2002-2003 and the Premier Division title was won at the first attempt in 2003-2004. In 2005 we moved up to Division One of the Midlands Region Alliance, which we also won at the first attempt, earning promotion to the Premier Division. The club went on to win the Premier Division in 2007-2008 and in 2009 moved up to the Premier Division of the Central Midlands League.

Dronfield Town’s first season in the Premier Division saw us finish runners-up, earning promotion to the Supreme Division. In 2011 league restructuring saw us placed in the North Division, We won the League Cup in 2011-2012 and were North Division Champions in 2012-2013, resulting in promotion to Division One of the Northern Counties East League.