New Mills Association Football Club ('The Millers') are an English amateur football club based in New Mills, Derbyshire. As of 2008-09, they play in the Premier Division of the North West Counties Football League.
Formed almost 120 years ago, New Mills quickly progressed through the local leagues in its early days and even had a spell in the Manchester League. However, the club disbanded and a new team was formed called New Mills St Georges who, in a period up to the First World War, won almost everything on offer, including the Derbyshire Minor Cup.
In 1919, they began playing again and dropped the St Georges from their name. They joined the Manchester League once again and finished top in 1924 and, after finishing a runners-up the following season, lifted the championship once again in 1926.
As well as winning the league, New Mills also won the Derbyshire Cup three seasons out of four. The club was extremely well supported and had regular gates of around 3000. This was a very successful few seasons for the club and at least half a dozen players moved on to clubs in the Football League.
The club was once again disbanded due to the Second World War but reformed again afterwards, this time entering the Manchester Amateur League before progressing once again to the Manchester League, taking the title in 1956.
In 1959, Joe Martin took charge as manager which started a great run of success for the club. They won the league a whole seven times as well as plenty of trophies before Joe retired in 1972.
The club eventually moved up to the Cheshire League and later the North West Counties League. Unfortunately, the club began to suffer financially and in the summer of 1983 ceased playing.
Birch Vale and Thornsett F.C. were looking for a new ground and became tenants at Church Lane. Eventually, they took over running of the club and became New Mills Football Club.
They rejoined the Manchester League and in 1977, thanks to a fund-rasing appeal along with a grant from the Lottery Association, redeveloped their Church Lane ground to what it is today.
New Mills won the North West Counties League Division 2 title in the 2007/2008 season.