Hucknall Town F.C.
|Full name||Hucknall Town Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Yellows or The Town|
(as Hucknall Colliery Welfare)
|Ground||Watnall Road, Hucknall|
|Capacity||4,000 (270 seated)|
|League||Central Midlands League
|2014–15||Central Midlands League
South Division, 4th
Hucknall Town were renamed from Hucknall Colliery Welfare in 1987 and for the next two seasons finished first in the Notts Alliance. They moved into the Central Midlands League where they finished first in both 1989–90 and 1990–91 and runners up in 1991–92 to Lincoln United. The league cup was also won in all three seasons with the losing finalists being the now defunct Crookes, Nottingham neighbours Arnold Town and Nettleham.
Hucknall Town were promoted to the Northern Counties East League Division One and then to the Premier Division where they struggled in the Premier Division until 1996–97, when they recovered from a poor start to finish sixth. However, the League Cup and President's Cup made their way to Watnall Road with Hucknall beating Pontefract Colleries and Belper Town in the respective finals. It was the second time they had won the League Cup, having beaten Thackley in 1994.
In 1997–98, they won the Northern Counties East League and retained the league cup with North Ferriby United finishing second in both competitions. The following season came as a major surprise as Hucknall finished second in the Division One, behind Droylsden. The title would have been won but for an early season points deduction.
From 1999 to 2004 they played in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, winning the championship in the 2003–04 season. However, as their Watnall Road ground did not meet the standards of the Football Conference they were refused promotion to the Conference National division and had to settle for a place in the new Conference North.
They were due to be relegated from the Conference North to the Northern Premier League Premier Division following the 2007–08 season. This would have been the first relegation from any league in the club's history. However, Halifax Town's financial woes meant that they were reprieved. The club were eventually relegated at the end of the 2008–09 season.
Relegation following the 2010–2011 season saw them drop into the Division One South and further financial woes lead to them relegated again, two levels in 2012–13 to Central Midlands League South Division.
In the 2014–15 season Hucknall Town finished 4th the in the Central Midlands League and won the Central Midland League Cup, beating Clifton All Whites 3–0 at Alfreton Town's Impact Arena.
The club play at the Watnall Road ground, which has a 5,000 capacity with 270 seats. with the reserves, and under 16s. Hucknall Town Sunday and the Vet's team also play home fixtures at Watnall Road on the training pitch.
In May 2015, it was announced that work had started on a new stadium. The club hopes to move into the new stadium just off Aerial Way (across the road from the current stadium) for the 2017–18 season.
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The manager from 1995 to 2001 as Town rose from the Northern Counties East League to the Northern Premier League Premier Division was Geordie John Ramshaw. He was followed by Phil Starbuck and then Steve Burr. Former Leek Town and Gainsborough Trinity boss Ernie Moss was manager for a short spell during the first part of the 2004–05 season.
Former Bury player Dean Barrick was player-manager until January 2006. Dean Barrick was popular amongst the club's fans, and was voted BBC Radio Nottingham Sports Personality of the year in 2005 having led the club to the FA Trophy final.
In January 2007, Wilson was sacked as manager, and former Welsh international player Andy Legg was appointed as the new player-manager. Legg remained as manager until September 2007, when he resigned following six consecutive defeats at the start of the season. David Lloyd replaced Legg, but having failed to avoid a relegation position was sacked before the final game of the 2007–08 season and replaced by Mick Galloway and Andy Miller. In November 2008 former Eastwood Town manager Brian Chambers was appointed as Director of Football. Galloway and Miller were appointed as coaches. However, the clubs stated that he was to work with Galloway, rather than replace him. Although after a further defeat against King's Lynn, Galloway and Miller were dismissed and replaced by Chambers Chambers resigned as manager in January 2010
|2008||Mick Galloway and Andy Miller|
- Northern Premier League
- Premier Division champions 2003–04
- Chairmans Cup winners 2002–03
- Northern Counties East League
- Premier Division champions 1997–98
- League Cup winners 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98
- Presidents Cup winners 1996–97
- Central Midlands League
- Supreme Division champions 1989–90, 1990–91
- League Cup winners 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 2014–15
- Nottinghamshire Alliance
- Senior Division champions 1976–77, 1977–78, 1987–88, 1988–89
- Division One champions 1972–73, 1980–81, 1986–87
- Division Two champions 1970–71
- Intermediate Cup winners 1972–73, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1983–84
- League Cup winners 1978–79
- Nottinghamshire Senior Cup
- Winners 1984–85, 1990–91, 1997–98, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2002–03
- Notts Intermediate Cup
- Winners 1987–88, 1997–98 (reserves)
- Notts Junior Cup
- Winners 1963
Notable former players
Several players have gone on to play in the Football League:
- Danny Bacon; Lincoln City, now at Rainworth Miners Welfare.
- Saul Deeney; Derby County
- Leon McSweeney; Stockport County, Hartlepool United and Leyton Orient via Cork City.
- Stuart Nelson; Brentford, Leyton Orient, Norwich City. and Gillingham, Aberdeen and Notts County.
- Andy Todd; Accrington Stanley and Rotherham United. Now player-coach at Mansfield Town
- Andy White; Boston United, Crewe Alexandra, Kidderminster Harriers, Mansfield Town and Notts County, last at Worksop Town.
- Town saved from the drop Hucknall Today
- "Hucknall Town: Watnall Road". Archived from the original on 30 July 2012.
- "Groundshare to end". Hucknall Town. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009.
- "Town end groundshare scheme with Worksop". Dispatch. 6 May 2009.
- "Club Statement - New Stadium". pitchero.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "New Town chief declares:". hucknalldispatch.co.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "Hucknalltownfc.com". hucknalltownfc.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "Hucknalltownfc.com". hucknalltownfc.com. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "Chambers: I made decision to axe Hucknall Town duo - Nottingham Post". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "CHAMBERS QUITS AS HUCKNALL TOWN BOSS". hucknalldispatch.co.uk. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
- "'Keeper vacancy filled by Nelson". 3 August 2008. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008.
- "Aberdeen sign goalkeeper". 27 July 2009. Archived from the original on 3 October 2011.
- "Nelson signs two-year deal". Notts County FC. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- Club website
- Hucknall Town at the Football Club History Database
- Hucknall Colliery Welfare at the Football Club History Database