Getting to know: Colne FC

Today’s ‘Getting to know’ is a club making the most of the role social media has in the modern game.

Colne FC were only founded in 1996, yet there fan base both online and at the stadium on match day could match that of a club higher up the non-league ladder.


The club play home games at Holt House the former home of Colne Dynamoes, a club from the same town that after being denied promotion to the Conference the highest tier of Non-League, folded. 6 years later Colne FC, known as ‘The Young Lions’ were born.

In 2015-16 Colne were Premier Division champions in the North West Counties League, earning promotion to Division One North of the Northern Premier League. In their first year in the league, The Young Lions finished in the play-off spots, losing in the semi-final to Farsley Celtic, this time however things could well be different.

Now properly climatized at this level, Colne have once again made the play-offs, finishing 4th in the league. And the Lancashire side will be looking to do a lot better than the semi-finals.

Perhaps the most positive thing about Colne, from an outside perspective at least, is the very obvious bond between the team, the managers, the fans and the entire community. This is summed up by the hashtags the club has got trending currently #WeAreColne, and #ThisMeansMore. Further proof is seen often on the clubs twitter feed with many fans and the club itself posting videos of the fans and player celebrating together.

Colne travel to Leek Town, on Wednesday the 1st of May in their semi-final fixture, but we are sure that Colne will take a large number of very noisy fans just as they have all season.

From everyone here at ‘ClimbingTheLadder’ we would just like to wish everyone at Colne all the best in the playoffs!

Author: Alex Scott

Currently doing as much freelance journalism work as possible. Avid football fan and player currently at Penrith Academy.

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