Calverton Miners Welfare

Est. 1988   


Kintons Field, Hollinwood Lane, Calverton  Tel: 0115 9654390

Ground Capacity


Home Strip

 Away Strip


Record Attendance

210 (estimated) Wollaton v Arnold Southbank - NSL Cup Final - 2005
Who are ya? Welfare
What Division are you in? Step 7 - Central Midland Supreme Division
Websites http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/calvertonmwfc/


You must have come in a taxi

 From Nottingham City Centre - Travel north on the A60 Mansfield Road for 4.9 miles. At roundabout, take the 2nd exit. after 1 mile, turn right onto Oxton Road, then next left onto Main Street (signposted Calverton). Turn next left onto Hollinwood Lane, and the ground is a short distance on your LHS. There is a car park in the Social Club grounds.

From M1 Jnc.27 - Take first exit & follow signs for Nottingham on A608, then A611 for 3.5 miles. Take first exit at roundabout onto B6011 (Forest Lane), through Linby and Papplewick,  for 3 miles. Turn right onto the A60 (Nottingham). Turn first left at the traffic lights onto Burntstump Hill for 1 mile, then turn right at 'T' junction onto A614. Turn next left onto Oxton Road, then next left onto Main Street (signposted Calverton). Turn next left onto Hollinwood Lane, and the ground is a short distance on your LHS.

From East - A46 towards Nottingham for 12 miles. Take second exit, A6097 (Doncaster) for 4 miles. At roundabout, take 2nd exit for another 4.3 miles. At next roundabout take 1st exit onto Oxton Road for 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Hollinwood Lane. Ground is a short distance on your RHS.

     TrentBarton Calverton Connection (Nottm Debenhams  - Calverton), D&G (Nottm - Calverton), Dunn Line No.61 (Nottm - Newark).

   Lowdham Station - 5 miles to the south-east

For a map of the location, Click here.


My garden shed is bigger than this

With the final remains of Calverton Colliery now demolished, a new exciting development at Kintons Field is breathing life back into this proud community. Calverton have themselves a football club very much on the up.

Calverton Miners Welfare Football Club were established in 1988, yet their foundations were laid years before this date. Football has previously flourished a short distance away at Park Road, through local sides Calverton Colliery, Calverton Estates in the 70’s and Calverton Rangers in the 80’s. Indeed, some of teams from Calverton Miners Welfare and their junior subsidiary club, Calverton Colts, still use Park Road as a spill over area when they cannot accommodate all of their teams at Kintons Field on the same day. 

The Colliery, Estates & Rangers outfits all did their bit for local football, but nothing has ever been considered in Calverton on as ambitious a scale as what Welfare are delivering at Kintons Field. It is important to emphasise that the investment is not only to the benefit of the men’s senior team, but also junior, ladies and veterans teams. The landscapers, with the financial assistance of the Football Foundation, are doing a fine job of provided Calverton Miners Welfare with facilities to be truly proud of. As well as laying numerous pitches on the site, their are artificial five-a-side pitches, and also a smart new changing room facility. Lighter bricks on one side have been cleverly used to depict a picture of two players and a football. A nice touch.

On the pitch too, at senior level, the Club have signaled their intentions to develop. In 2006 a decision was  made to leave the NSL and join the Central Midlands League, thus climbing on board the F.A. pyramid ladder. The Club has had to make some hasty upgrades in order to not only meet CML standards, but also to enable the club to participate in their first ever F.A.Vase competition. This has meant the addition in 2006 of a permanent pitchside barrier to replace the woven rope held aloft by white wooden stakes. The new barrier is a shiny metal pole firmly held in place by dozens of sturdy timber poles.

Welfare can also boast some of the finest dug outs in the county. These continental-style additions, with their curved, frosted, perplex glass roofs and bright orange bench seating, really are a fine addition to the Ground.

There is, and has been for some period of time, an excellent Social Club on the site. More commonly known as The Top Club, it is a match for any in the County, offering a wide selection of drinks and food on match days and offering a lively function room for hire.

As well as laying new pitches, the Clubs major work in 2004 was to install eight shiny new floodlights. Each modern steel tubes holding two clusters each. The first game played under these floodlights was held on 13 October 2020 against Southwell City Under 19s, with the lights running off a borrowed generator. The Club have since obtained a permanent generator, which has allowed permanent use of the floodlights when required. 

Sadly, as part of the developments, a quaint little wooden stand had to be demolished. As a result, there is no longer any sheltered standing on offer at the Ground. This can be a little uncomfortable for spectators when an icy wind rolls in from the west, or the heavens open. The installation of a six-foot high timber fence in the autumn of 2006, completely enclosing the Ground, should now provide some respite from the wind. If that's not enough, they can always beat a hasty retreat to The Top Club if things get really bad. hard standing placed behind the goal nearest to the Clubhouse.  Also on this side of the Ground, Calvo have installed hard standing.

In 2005, the Club were rewarded for their endeavors by being named the Football Association National Charter Standard Community Club of the Year, praise indeed. They were also selected to host the final of the NSL Cup, which attracted a crowd in excess of 200. One feels that this will not be the last major event to be staged at this ambitious club.

Future Plans

The Club intend to have an ‘official’ opening for the new facilities and inauguration of the floodlights, but no date has yet been fixed. An official opening will take place when the whole complex is complete, or at least near to completion. 

Development work continues unabated at Kintons Field. Calvo have recently added a six-foot high timber fence, completely enclosing the main pitch.   Additionally, they have almost completed work on a hard standing area behind the Top Club End goal. They are also looking at erecting a small stand behind one of the goals. The ongoing work is being carried out in order to ensure that Kintons Field meets CML Supreme Division requirements.

As part of their FA Charter Standard Community Club obligation, the Club have established themselves as a link club to Derby County, via the Calverton Colts junior sections. From September 2006 the Club commenced a coaching school for the junior ranks.


Additional photographs



       Click on a thumbnail to view a full size picture.

© Christopher Rooney  - permission required for photo & text usage. Thanks to John Daniel for his contributions.