Sherwood Colliery


Debdale Park Debdale Lane Mansfield Woodhouse Notts NG19 7NS
07813 718302


Sherwood Colliery FC was reformed in 2008 with a view to giving Mansfield Woodhouse a Saturday Adult team which the town has lacked for many years. With predominantly young players the club entered the MAA in 2008-09. The following season saw the introduction of a reserve team, both teams playing in the MAA.

In 2010-11 success was achieved with the First Team winning the MAA 1st Division Championship while the reserves gained promotion from Division 2.

In 2012-13 an application to join the CML was successful. Ground improvements were undertaken including a covered standing area which was completed by Christmas 2012.

The club entered a First team in the North Division and a Reserve team in the Reserve Premier League and with a very young squad of players managed the adjustment to the higher level of football reasonably well with hopes higher for better things as the players gained more experience. A third (A) team was added in 2013-14 with an even younger squad of players who played in the Midland Amateur Alliance to gain experience of adult football.

2013-14 saw the first team achieve a creditable 10th place in the North division while the Reserves completed a Reserve Premier and Reserve League Cup double. The ‘A’ team finished in 4th place in the MAA Division 2. Despite this success the club suffered a hammer blow in the close season prior to the 2014-15 season. Internal differences saw Reserve team manager Ian Cotton leave for Blidworth and take with him all but a few of the entire playing squad. The First Team Manager Craig Wathall was a casualty of the fall out leaving the club manager less and virtually player less. The club managed to somehow put managers and players in place and fulfil the fixtures throughout the season. Both teams finished their seasons second bottom of the CML North and Reserve Premier respectively but in the circumstances this was considered a success!

The club were determined that the 2015-16 season would be very different and with an influx of new committee members new First and Reserve team managers were quickly appointed in early June. Wayne Savage joined from Bilsthorpe FC and Adi Smith joined from Thoresby. The first team were in and around the top three for most of the season but an end of season slump saw a 5th place finish, still the best finish Sherwood Colliery have achieved. An area final of the Floodlit Cup was reached and a Quarter Final of the Notts Senior Cup with local rivals AFC Mansfield being one of the sides beaten in that run.

The 2016-17 season saw a third place finish in the CML South Division which while being the best finish the club have achieved still felt like a chance missed to have gained promotion. The cups gave us high excitement with The Floodlit Cup giving us a trophy in April 2017 after beating Retford 5-2 in the final. We fell at the semi-final stage of the League Cup and at the Quarter Final of the Notts FA Senior Cup, both times falling to the eventual winners. The FA Vase saw us reach the second round after an exciting run in the competition. The management team remains in place supplemented by Lee Tryner coming on board as assistant manager to Wayne Savage while the squad has been supplemented by the arrival of Dale Sheppard and Danny Naylor and some promising youngsters.

The reserve team will be managed by Danny Barke who assisted Scott Rogers in last season’s Reserve Division Championship campaign. Danny is busy re-building the squad and has some exciting talent at his disposal.

Latest Results

Sat 12 May
1 – 4 L
Tue 8 May
1 – 3 W
Sat 5 May
1 – 3 W

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