Craig Hopkins – Joint Manager

Glenn and Craig need no introduction to Matlock followers, both being crowd favourites playing in successful and entertaining Matlock teams of a decade ago.

The Chesterfield based duo had their first taste of management by taking charge of Matlock Town’s reserve side and then had a short spell as joint caretaker managersof the first team before Mark Atkins was appointed to succeed Phil Brown and Gareth Williams in the 2008/09 season.

“Kirky and Hoppo” then had a three and a half years stint at Heanor Town guiding them to promotion to the Northern Counties East League as title winners.

Mickleover Sports was their next port of call for another three and a half years. After narrowly avoiding relegation from the Evostik NPL First Division South in 2012/13, Mickleover lost in the play off final at Belper Town in the following season before Mickleover raced to the title twelve months later to earn promotion to the Premier Division.

They resigned shortly after Sports’ successfully battled against relegation.