There has been a football team in Holbrook village at least since the early part of the last century. Local newspaper records show that a team called Holbrook Swifts was successful in cup and league competitions around 1910 – 1912. It is believed that in 1912 this team changed its name to Holbrook Saint Michaels. What is known for sure (we still have the minutes book) it that in early 1932 the local vicar, The Reverend Sides formed a team named after the village church of Saint Michael, to play in the Belper Sunday School League.
We moved to our present ground, Holbrook Park in 1936 and, apart from a short period during the Second World War, we have played continually since winning cup and league competitions. We have had many successes over the years most notably being the only club to win the Derbyshire Divisional Cup Northern section (1975 & 1983) and the Southern section (2006).The Club has progressed through the local leagues: The Belper Amateur League, The Derbyshire Welfare League, The Derby Senior league, The Central Alliance and latterly the Midland Regional Alliance where the Club was the longest serving member. The Club has always endeavoured to be a village team that follows its motto ‘victory with honour’. Our junior section continues to grow with 2 new teams joining us in 2016/17.
For season 2017/18 Steve Palombo has returned to the club as first team manager but with a 5 year vision for the future for the club. Noel Hayes is continuing as Club manager to help Steve co-ordinate all football matters from seniors to Juniors. We have had lots of team changes and our new development squad is primarily a young squad that we as the name suggests are planning on developing into first team players, new development squad managers have been appointed; Simon Hill and Duncan Rowland.
We have also behind the football been developing our club facilities and look forward to showing them off to the visiting clubs.