Kivetons own Herbert Chapman

It had been a long held idea of ours going back a number of years to recognise Kivetons own footballing legend Herbert Chapman at the 3g pitches in Kiveton.
Therefore we are delighted that with the blessing of Herberts nephew Ken and the Chapman family the 3g pitches at the Old Colliery offices are now be dedicated to this footballing icon.

The pitches each year sees thousands of individual users from kids having a kick around to organised regular casual groups, football club training of all ages for both boys and girls from numerous clubs around the area to an organised weekly five a-side league, walking football, weekend junior matches and easter and summer soccer camps.

Therefore with so much use by so many of all ages and abilities all playing the beautiful game who better to dedicate the 3g facility, the first of its kind in the area, than to a gentleman from Kiveton Park “Herbert Chapman” often referred to as a great innovator and inventor of the modern game