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Belper Town Football Club is an association football club, based in Belper. Founded 140 years ago in 1883, the team currently compete in the Northern Premier League, the 7th tier of English football.

They play their home matches at Christchurch Meadow, and are nicknamed "The Nailers".

The team's playing kit is manufactured by Joma.


Belper Town's nickname, 'The Nailers', is derived from the town's history of nail making in the middle ages.

The club was originally formed in 1883 but went out of existence three times due to lack of finance.

In 1951, the club reformed and took up residence at Christchurch Meadow.

They joined the Central Alliance League and won the Derbyshire Senior Cup in 1959.

They were invited to join the Midland Counties League, but finished bottom three times.

They won the championship in 1980/81 and then merged with the Yorkshire League to form the Northern Counties East League, which they won in 1984/85.

They achieved success in the FA Vase and took their place in the Northern Premier League 12 years after they had first been invited.

They have enjoyed a number of successes over the years, including winning the Derbyshire Senior Cup and reaching the play-off final twice.

The club is currently managed by Grant Black and Mick Norbury.