Aslockton & Orston Football Club was formed in 2000 with the old name of Aslockton Cranmers FC. The initial team was created out of the primary school in the village for players at Under 8, who entered the Young Elizabethan League. This team went on to be very successful over the year and the club was built around it. New youth teams were set up and the club went from strength to strength. Since the beginning the club has had various adult teams, of both Saturday and Sunday football, but unfortunately none of them lasted. However, prior to the 2016/17 season, chairman of 10 years, Martin Hallam, formed the new senior side which plays in the Central Midlands League. Martin joined the club in 2001 as a team manager and secretary. His eldest, James, joined the club at the same time as an U10 player and now captain’s the First Team, as well as taking on the roles of club treasurer and managing fundraising and projects.
Several players returned to the club who had played in the past as a youth player, including his two sons. The side played in the Notts Senior League Division 2 for the 2016/17 season, finishing fourth. This was an excellent achievement for a very young side in their first season together, especially with many players in their first year of senior football. The team had an excellent season in the cup also, as they went on to win the Nottinghamshire FA Saturday Minor Cup. The squad that year contained 17 players who had previously played for the club at a youth level. That shows the attraction of the club, and the gaffer.
Before the 2017/18 season the club changed its name to Aslockton & Orston FC. This was due to the huge amount of support received from the village of Orston and because the home ground is in Orston also. The club has had an ongoing project for several years to build a new pavilion which could be a community facility for many uses. Thanks to funding and support received the club has finally been able to complete the project and the new pavilion can now be used. This will benefit the club greatly in both the senior and junior sections, as well as the local community who are able to use the facility.
The club was accepted in to the Central Midlands South Division for the 2017/18 season, which is a huge achievement and certainly deserved thanks to the work of those involved in the club over the years.