Until the start of the 17/18 season we were known as Chapeltown Juniors FC. The club was established in 1983 and like many started with very little. Our first President Stuart Morgan along with a group of enthusiastic volunteers that included Roger Morley, Chris Hodgkinson, Phil Barraclough and Terry Rocket set about recruiting players and raising money to buy kit. By 1984 we were able to enter two teams into the GT Sports Junior Sunday League. In 1987 we were joined by then Professional Referee Keith Hackett. Keith was able in his capacity as a Football League referee to raise much needed funds for kit and equipment and we were able to establish club colours of Green and Black and build on the number of teams we had. Over the years we have been fortunate to have strong links with the refereeing fraternity with amongst others Matt Hardman the SDJSL Chairman and the much respected former Community Police Officer Peter Booth regularly officiating at many of our games.
Originally we played at Lound School before moving onto Coit and then to Ecclesfield Park and finally to our current home the Steel City Ground. The move to Steel City took place at the start of the 15/16 season and we eventually decided that we should have a new name and badge as well as new club colours. We wanted our name to reflect our home and following an online vote it was decided that we would become known as Steel City Dons FC. Our badge was designed by one of our players as part of a club competition and it reflects not only the history and heritage of our ground but also our city. Our new colours are White Shirts with Wolf Grey Sleeves and Black Shorts and Socks.
Today we are proud to be Steel City Dons FC.
Chris Sorby 2017
Steel City Dons FC (formerly Chapeltown Juniors)