Harworth Colliery FC are based just to the south of the Nottinghamshire/Yorkshire border in the village of Bircotes & Harworth.
It was decided that the club shorten its name from Harworth Colliery Institute in 2011, but it's not uncommon for the club to still get called that 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 19’s that will play in the North Midlands Development League returning after two years when the club made the tough decision to resign from the league We have seen a decline in good young players coming through during this period so the club made it its priority to ensure that the under 19’s returned and are delighted that it will be run by two of its own players in Mark Latham and Steven Wibberley, the club also has three Junior sides and a Sunday Side .
The football club was formed in 1931, playing initially in local league joining the Yorkshire League in the 1946/47 season, but staying there for only four seasons, before moving to the Doncaster Senior League for many years.
We then joined the Sheffield County Senior League and these were the most productive years in terms of trophies won.
Harworth 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 its membership.During the 1980's the football club played in the Northern Counties East League and again this was a very successful period for the club. Getting back to step six status is where the club are hoping to play again within the next few years, as we work hard on and off the pitch to make progress towards that end, in a sensible and affordable manner, There are still a few things we must get done at the ground to meet the correct standards but everyone at the club is working hard to correct this and ensure that if we are fortunate enough to be in a position to progress that the Ground isn’t holding us back.
Since 1986 Harworth Colliery have been 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 three seasons and the management team of Brendan Wilson, Lee Danysz and Mark Latham have put together a very competitive squad that we believe will be competing at the top end of the League. After reaching two Floodlit Cup Regional finals in the past three seasons we hope that some kind of success will be just around the corner. it will be a very competitive season but with some strong sides moving to the South Division we, along with a whole host of other clubs feel that this will be as good a chance as we have had since the heydays of the 80’s and early 90’s to get back to step six football.