Harworth Colliery FC are based just to the south of the Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border in the village of Bircotes & Harworth.
It was decided that we shorten our name from Harworth Colliery Institute in 2011, but it's not uncommon for the club to still get called that given as this was the clubs original name when it was formed in 1931.
Harworth Colliery have a first team who play in the CMFL North, a reserve side who play in the CMFL Reserves Premier Division and an Under 21’s that play in the North Midlands Development League, the decision was taken at the end of last Year that we would keep our Under 19’s together from last season and progress them through to the 21’s as we hope that this will provide the core of the club for years to come. We are also very proud to advise that for this season we will have a ladies side playing in the Sheffield and Hallamshire Ladies league, the team will be managed by Nick Burton after spells at Notts Forest and Mansfield Town Development Ladies teams, this highlights how we are trying to move the club forward and really want a club for everyone. Season 2016-2017 also sees our Juniors set up double from 3 teams to 6 ranging from 8-16, by Season 2018-2019 we aim that this will become 8 teams, we also have a Sunday Side playing in the Retford and Gainsborough League called the MUSC.
The football club was formed in 1931, playing initially in the local leagues.
We then joined the Yorkshire League in the 1946/47 season, but stayed there for only four seasons, before moving to the Doncaster Senior League where we played for many years.
We then joined the Sheffield County Senior League and these were the most productive years in terms of trophies won.
We became the first club to win both the Wharncliffe Charity Cup and County Senior League Championship in 1975/76, this season is the clubs 40th Anniversary of this achievement and is still thought to be the Colliery’s most successful season to date.
In 1977, the Yorkshire League accepted the club back in to it's membership.
During the 1980's the football club played in the North Counties East League and again was a very succesful period for the club and getting back to step six status is where the club are hoping to play again within the next few years, the facilities are no longer an issue as following numerous Ground improvements including a new 50 seater Memorial stand we reached step six status at the end Of March and only just missed out on promotion under controversial circumstances.
Most recently Harworth Colliery are members of the Central Midlands Football League and have had periods in the Supreme and Premier divisions but most recently in the North, when the League took the decision to split the two divisions Geographically.
The club has seen general improvement in all areas over the past four to five seasons and we hope this will continue but the Manager during that time has stood down for Family commitments in Brendan Wilson, so his Assistants from last year Lee Danysz and Mark Latham have taken up the mantle and have put together a very competitive squad that we believe will be competing at the top end of the League, we wish them well and will gain all the support that they require. Having won the North Division in 2018, the club were promoted to the Northern Counties East League but returned to the Central Midlands a year later.