Colne Football Club are an English football club based at the Holt House Stadium in Colne, Lancashire. They were established in 1996 and were elected straight into the North West Counties Football League. They are full members of the Lancashire County Football Association.
There was a club who were also called Colne F.C. who played in the Lancashire Combination in the early 20th century. However they are unrelated to the current club. The town also had another club, Colne Dynamoes who folded in 1990. Colne were formed in January 1996 and were placed in the North West Counties Football League Division Two. The club's first competitive game was against Middlewhich on 17 August 1996. They finished in last place in their first season, 1996-97. They remained at that level, mostly finishing mid-table until winning the Division Two title in 2003-04, scoring 102 goals in 38 league games and earning themselves promotion to Division One. They also had a remarkable FA Vase run that season, progressing all the way to the semi-finals before losing 4-3 over two legs to Sudbury. The home leg on 20 March 2004, saw a record crowd of 1,742 at the Holt House Stadium. The club also won the Division Two Cup, beating Great Harwood Town 1-0 in the final. The club's best FA Cup performance came the following season, when they progressed to the second qualifying round and they finished in tenth place in Division One. Their 2007-08 season final position of fifth is the highest they have so far reached. The club have plans to establish a Football Academy in conjunction with Nelson and Colne College. Colne's main local rivals are Nelson. Other local games include Bacup Borough, Padiham, Ramsbottom United, Silsden and Darwen.
The Holt House stadium is the same ground used by Colne Dynamoes who progressed to the highest levels of non-league football before folding in 1990 and then Colne Royal British Legion who folded in 1995. Colne took over the stadium when they were elected to the North West Counties Football League in 1996. The club have plans in place, with Pendle Council, to develop a new multi-use 3,300 capacity stadium, including seating for 300, on an open area of land between Holt House and the nearby Nelson & Colne Rugby Club. The development will comprise a new stadium, changing rooms for the stadium and also changing rooms for all the other pitches at Holt House that are used by local teams. There will be a function room, club house, physio and medical rooms, and the stadium facilities overall will be up to Conference National standard.
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Colne Football Club
Holt House Stadium, Colne (Capacity: 1800)
North West Counties Football League Premier Division