League’s bid to stage invitation game at B2net


The Chesterfield Amateur Football League may stage an invitational match at the B2net Stadium.

The north Derbyshire league, which has provided Saturday afternoon football for 93 years, took a break this season but the committee meets on a regular basis and it is hoped to be up and running again for the 2012/13 season.

The Amateur’s top knock-out compeition, the Byron Cup, was always staged at Saltergate and league chiefs hope that if it can be revived that the Blues new ground will stage the final again.

But there are plans top to invite two teams to comepete in a one-off game at the B2net before the end of the season.

One big boost given to Amateur League bosses came from Chesterfield College which has confirmed that it will continue as the main sponsor should the league resume in September.

Three options being considered by committee members for next season’s relaunch include: an U19 league for teams leaving junior leagues; an open age division as previously and an Over-35 league.

Any feedback from interested parties, new or unattached teams should be directed initially through the League Chairman, Dave Cartwright via email davecartwright94@gmail.com or to the Press Secretary, cfld.afl.press@gmail.com