Sunday League sides prepare for the big kick off

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The NAPIT Chesterfield and District Sunday League season gets underway on Sunday.

Last season’s champions Hasland FC look to defend their title in a league consisting of 83 teams spread across seven divisions.

Amongst those competing are several new clubs, FC Brimington in Two, Beechers Brook in Three, Hasland Community in Five, Renishaw MW Res and Hasland WMC in Six, Glapwell Gladiators, Spartans 2nds and Dronfield Town in Seven.

There have also been several sides who have changed names for the forthcoming season.

Beginning in Division One with Creswell (formerly Creswell Seniors) and AFC Whitecotes (formerly AFC Walton). In the second division Black Swan are now known as Ashover Vale whilst in Division Three Laburnum are now Matlock Town Wanderers plus this division includes Newton George and Dragon (New Inn Newton), Hosetech ( Hosetech Mill) and Steelmelters Arms Killamarsh (Midland Hotel)

Just one change in the fifth tier where Holmebrook Tavern 1sts are now Holmehall 1st. Five teams in Six have been re-named. Langer Lane are now Clay Cross Athletic, Bull and Badger are now Crown Killamarsh, Masons Arms are now Hady Villa, Old Whitt MW Reserves have become Bulls Head Old Whitt and Holmebrook Tavern 2nds are now Holmehall 2nds.

Finally in Division Seven Slipper are now Boot and Shoe and Squadron Medical is the new name for Birdholme 2nds.