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1. Early History

The earliest evidence of a Calverton Colliery team dates back to 1946 which was formed by Arthur "Jocky" Mathews. It is believed that this team played a number of friendly games before entering the Nottingham Spartan League Division 2 for the 1947-48 season.

They played their first competitive match on 13 August 1947 at home against Whatton United with the result finishing all square at 1-1. The Nottingham Football Post from the time stated that "Reports are to hand of the splendid amenities of Calverton", something that we still pride ourselves on today.

With absolute proof of a definitive date, Calverton Miners Welfare FC, having gone through a number of name changes over the years, can now look back at nearly 70 years of football history linked to the Colliery.

Calverton football dates back much further and as research continues we have evidence of a Calverton team having played league football in all the pre-war years from at least 1926, firstly as Calverton FC and later as Calverton Athletic FC.