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Peterborough Northern Star
Ground: Chestnut Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough, PE1 4PE. Tel: 01733-552416.
Directions: From A1 turn on to A1139 Fletton Parkway. Follow signs for A47 Wisbech. Exit junction 7 (near Perkins Engines site). At top of slip road turn left into Eastfield Road. At traffic lights turn right into Newark Avenue, and then take first right into Eastern Avenue. Take 2nd left into Chestnut Avenue and club is on the right between steel palisade fencing.
Chairman: Paul Arthur
Secretary: Glen Harper, 10 Almond Road, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 4LT. Tel: 01733-709699 (h), 07884-288756 (m). e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager: Chris Plummer. Assistant: Ian Jackson.
Programme editor: Rodney Payne, 3 Marholm Court, Marholm Road, Peterborough PE4 6WU. Mobile: 07803-718163. e-mail; email@example.com
Colours: white and black; change colours: yellow and navy
The club was initially founded in the early years of the 20th century but the current incarnation dates back to 1959 when the Eye United village club joined the Peterborough League. Eye worked their way up the ladder winning Division Three North in 1961, Division Two in 1968 and Division One in 1972 and 1973. Their first Premier Division title was won in 1980 as Somersham were pipped to the crown by a single point.
In 1982 United won the Northants Junior Cup, the last non UCL side to carry off the trophy.
After a few years in the doldrums Eye emerged as a force around the new millenium. They won the championship in 2000, 2001, winning all 30 league games, and 2003, while narrowly missing out on the title in 2002.
Ambitions to move up the ladder were frustrated by the limitations of the Lindisfarne Road ground, and a lack of support from the council to assist with improvements.
A move into Peterborough to play at the PFA HQ in Dogsthorpe enabled Eye to make the step up to the UCL in 2003 and they finished third in their new surroundings in their debut season. In 2004-05 they ended a 23 year wait to win the NFA Junior Cup, beating Blisworth on penalties in the final. Twelve months later they were Junior Cup runners-up.
In June 2005 the club was renamed Peterborough Northern Star.
The move has enabled the club to expand - they now have a ladies team and youth teams operating under the Focus banner.
In 2007-08 the club enjoyed its best UCL campaign to date, finishing as Division one runners-up. Twelve months later the Division One title was won in style ith the Northants Junior Cup added for good measure.
Recent facility improvements have seen the construction of stands and insallation of floodlights at the Chestnut Avenue ground.
Star made no mistake in season 2009-10, winning promotion as Division One runners and also carried off the Hinchingbrooke Cup at the first attempt.
The club's first top flight season saw more success achieved as Star beat St Ives 2-0 to win the League Knockout Cup, also finishing in the top six of the Premier Division. The reserves won the Northants Junior Cup at the first attempt.