||Colne Football Club
House Stadium, Colne
||North West Counties Football League Premier Division
||North West Counties League
Premier Division, 8th
|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
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 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.