The club was established in 1911 and initially played in the Long Eaton & District Church League. They had a brief spell in the Derby Amateur League but soon returned to the Long Eaton & District Church League. Following World War II the club was reformed under the name Wesleyan Youth Club, playing in the Derby & District Welfare League. They won the league in 1952–53 but folded in 1957.
The club reformed again in 1963 and joined Section E of the Derby Welfare League, replacing Borrowash Youth Club. In 1969 they joined Division One of the Central Alliance. They finished as runners-up in their first season, earning promotion to the Premier Division. The following season saw them finish as runners-up in the Premier Division. They subsequently switched to the East Midlands Regional League, where they finished as runners-up in the Premier Division in 1973–74. They were runners-up again in 1975–76 and 1976–77, before winning the league in 1977–78.
In 1979 the club joined Division One of the Midland League. They won the division and the divisional cup in 1980–81, but were not promoted. In 1982 the league merged with the Yorkshire League to form the Northern Counties East League, with Borrowash placed in Division Two South. The first season of the league saw them finish as runners-up, earning promotion to Division One South. They went on to win Division One South the following season, but were not promoted due to their inadequate ground facilities. After finishing as Division One South runners-up in 1984–85, they were placed in Division One for the 1985–86 season. Despite finishing seventh, they left the league at the end of the season, dropping into the new Supreme Division of the Central Midlands League, which had been founded as a result of many Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire clubs leaving the Northern Counties East League due to disputes between coal mining unions in the East Midlands and Yorkshire over the miners' strike.
The club remained in the Central Midlands League until 1995, when they rejoined Division One of the Northern Counties East League. In 2000–01 they won Division One and were promoted to the Premier Division. However, after finishing second-from-bottom for two consecutive seasons, they were relegated back to Division One after finishing last in 2004–05. In 2008 the club became founder members of the East Midlands Counties League, which sat at the same level in the pyramid as Division One of the Northern Counties East League. They were runners-up in the league's first season, and again in both 2010–11 and 2011–12. They also won the League Cup in both 2008–09 and 2011–12.