Brighouse Town Association Football Club, nicknamed “Town,” is a non-league football club based in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.
Established in 1970, they currently compete in the Pitching In Northern Premier League Division One East, which is part of the eighth tier of English football. The team calls St. Giles Road their home ground.
At the time of writing, Vill Powell is the current manager.
Founded in 1963, Brighouse Town Football Club started as a representative team for the Blakeborough Valve Company in Brighouse, initially competing in the Huddersfield Works League. The club achieved early successes, including winning the League Cup and Halifax District Cup in the 1968/69 season. This spurred a move to their own ground at Hove Edge and later to St Giles Road, following the development of their Green Lane ground. In 1975, they attained West Riding County Amateur League (WRCAL) status, marking a significant step in their progression.
The club experienced a transformative period in the late 1980s, changing its name from Blakeborough to Brighouse Town AFC, coinciding with a surge in success. They won multiple league titles in the 1990s, including the WRCAL Premiership and the WRCA League Cup. The appointment of Paul Quinn as manager in 2011/12 led to the NCEL Premier Title in 2013/14, coinciding with the club’s 50th anniversary and promotion to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One North, their highest level of football to date.
Under Quinn, the club achieved a 9th place finish in 2016/17, their highest position in history. A new era began with manager Vill Powell in 2017/18, leading to a memorable second-place finish and play-off victory in 2018/19. However, they remained in step 4 due to a points-per-game basis. The 2019/20 season was disrupted and declared null and void due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Current management and coaching staff